Type of space: Art Gallery, Community Hall, Dance Studio, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Non Traditional, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Theatre, Multi-use Space

    Nestled in the parks along the riverfront in East Brisbane, Backbone offers a relaxed, flexible, free-form space where the opportunities are endless. Internally, this venue can be separated into two distinct spaces - The Riverside Studio and The Roadside Studio - or both studios can be semi-opened to utilise the entire venue. Externally, there are large rolling greens perfect for outdoor markets, picnics or fetes.

    The Riverside Studio is a 16m X 13m rectangular studio which includes a masonite sprung-board floor that is 10m X 7m. This studio is perfect for theatre and dance rehearsals as well as for more formal presentations and performances.

    The Roadside Studio is an L-shaped carpeted studio that has one length of 15m X 7m and one length of 15m X 6m. This studio is perfect for group meetings,casual rehearsals, live music gigs and more intimate cabaret style performances.

    All indoor spaces are available seven days a week:

    Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00am (midnight)

    The Greens are available seven days a week:

    7:00am - 9:00pm

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    Pricing Terms

    Backbone has a mandate for working with artists and young people and we have pricing structures that make Backbone accessible for everyone. Please get in touch with us so we can provide you with an accurate quote.

    Special Requirements

    This is a not BYO venue. As Backbone is a not-for-profit organisation, we operate and staff our bar at suitable events as a means of raising funds.

    Parking Notes

    Some on-site parking is available. Street parking is available in the surrounding streets, but parking limits may apply.

    This space is suitable for AnimationCircusDanceDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilm LocationGraphic DesignMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpacePublic art installationResidencySculptureSingingSpoken WordWorkshopsWriting


    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits