Backbone Youth Arts

Type of space: Art Gallery, Community Hall, Dance Studio, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Non Traditional (e.g. foyer, waiting room, bus shelter, letter-boxes), Performance venue, Photography Location, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Theatre, Multi-use Space

    Welcome to Backbone.

    We are a youth arts organisation based in East Brisbane, Australia. We are proud to support a multitude of community events, performing arts, musicians, and host unique functions, events and parties at our venue on 38 Lytton Road, East Brisbane.

    Backbone is a dynamic venue on the fringe of Brisbane City, nestled in the parks along the riverfront, Backbone offers a unique relaxed atmosphere where the opportunities are endless. Internally, this venue can be separated into two distinct spaces, or can be utilised in full. Externally, there are large rolling greens perfect for outdoor events. Backbone is a flexible, free-form space that can transform for your needs.

    During the week, Backbone is used by artists and community groups to meet, play, create and rehearse. On weekends, we open the bar and host a swag of unique events including live music, performances, cabaret, and special functions.

    Get in touch on our website


    Pricing Terms

    These prices listed are our starting prices for private hires. As our organisation has a mandate for working with artists and young people, we have pricing structures that make Backbone accessible for everyone. Please get in touch with us to let us know about what you need Backbone for and we can provide you with an accurate quote.

    Special Requirements

    For events with a bar, your guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of beverages at the Backbone Bar, which staffed and operated by Backbone. As Backbone is a not-for-profit organisation, we operate the bar at events at the venue as a means of raising funds. This is a no BYO venue.

    Lease Conditions

    Backbone is hired by many people from artists, to community organisations, and for private functions. It is an ever changing space that is available for a multitude of different purposes, whether you need it for one event, or a regular rehearsal schedule. If you have an idea for the space, the best thing to do is get in touch with us by placing an enquiry on our website.

    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


    For audience
    • Entrance ramps

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    For performers
    • Flexible environment in dressing room