at 59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane, 4000 Australia

59 Gardens Point Road
Brisbane , QLD 4000
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P: (07) 3403 7921


Riverstage is an outdoor entertainment venue in Brisbane, Australia. The venue occupies a 2 ha site within the City Botanic Gardens and has a capacity of 9,500.HistoryRiverstage was officially opened on 7 September 1989 by Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Sallyanne Atkinson. It was inspired by the temporary Riverstage used for World Expo '88 a year earlier. The venue formerly hosted the touring Soundwave festival; having its first show there in 2007 and returning in 2008. Brisbane band Powderfinger performed their final show at the venue in November 2010.Occupancy CapacityThe maximum capacity for Riverstage events are:- all ages event with bar - 8,000 patrons- all ages event without bar - 9,500 patrons- over 18's event with bar - 9,000 patrons- over 18's without bar - 9,500 patronsCateringFood and drink outlets are located at various locations within Riverstage and supply a wide range of products.Wheelchair accessRiverstage has wheelchair access through gate two.First aid facilitiesThe first aid station for all events is located to the right of the stage.SmokingRiverstage is a no smoking venue. However, smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.


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Riverstage is an iconic, outdoor entertainment venue located on the Brisbane River in the City Botanic Gardens , Brisbane City.
Riverstage has hosted acclaimed local, national and international acts including Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Powderfinger and The Chemical Brothers.
Riverstage also hosts community events, including the annual Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols.
Riverstage was officially opened by Brisbane City Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson on 7 September 1989.
Riverstage is now an internationally recognised, iconic, outdoor live music amphitheatre and will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in September 2019.
To mark this occasion, we want to hear about your experiences and memories from 30 years of celebrating music and culture at this iconic venue.
By contributing to the Survey and/or Memory Box, you will help decide the “Top 30” Riverstage shows of the past 30 years, which will be announced in the lead up to celebrating Riverstage’s 30th Anniversary.
Use this section to find information on upcoming Riverstage events.
Plan your visit to the venue with transport, parking and visitor information, or find out about hiring Riverstage.
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