Queensland Ballet on the Lawn

Riverstage Saturday, 17 April 2021

Proudly presented by Suncorp in association with Brisbane City Council

Queensland Ballet is back at Riverstage!

Join us for a FREE evening of ballet under the open skies on 17 April, 6.00pm at Riverstage.

This family-friendly, relaxed event at Brisbane’s most iconic outdoor stage has something for everyone. Before the sun sets, indulge in a variety of food and share in the magic with a Ballet Moves experience from the comfort of your picnic rug. And when the stars come out, our stars hit the stage for an unforgettable performance.  

Enjoy highlights from Queensland Ballet’s memorable 60th Anniversary Gala, as well as a selection from our sell-out show 60 dancers: 60 stories, which features original works choreographed and performed by the Company’s dancers focusing on the theme of love.It’s our gift to you, Brisbane. We may dance for the love of art, but it is for you that we perform.

Secure your tickets for this FREE event now.

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Before the performance, check out the digital program for an insight into what we have in store.

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Thanks to Suncorp, don’t miss the special reward for Suncorp Customers!

The first 500 Suncorp Customers attending the event and who identify themselves on the day will receive a delicious snack pack to enjoy throughout the evening. 

Customers will be able to identify themselves with the following:

  • Suncorp Bank / Insurance statement
  • Suncorp Debit / Credit / ATM card
  • Logging into the Suncorp App to show accounts or insurance policies

#Schedule of event

4.00pm | Gates Open

4.00pm – 4.45pm | Company Class 

4.00pm – 5.00pm | Dancers Autograph Signing (location near QB junior house)

5.00pm – 5.30pm | Ballet Moves Experience

6.00pm | Performance Begins (Act 1 40 mins |

6.40pm | Interval

7.00pm | Act 2 40 mins

7.40pm | Event concludes

#Parking and Public Transport


No parking is available on site. Disabled parking is available at the rear of the The Gardens Club, City Botanic Gardens, approximately 50 metres from Riverstage. 

Yellow Cabs 

Download the free Yellow Cabs Smartphone App to your phone. It’s the quickest way to book a Yellow Cab! Or simply call 13 19 24.


A large number of bus routes go through Brisbane CBD, which provides convenient transfer to and from major servicing areas outside the city. South Bank bus station is also a 13 minute walk via the Goodwill Bridge to Riverstage.


South Bank train station is a 12 minute walk via the Goodwill Bridge to Riverstage. 


The QUT Gardens Point Ferry Terminal is only a short walk along the river from Riverstage. For more information about bus, train and CityCat timetables, please contact TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit translink.com.au. Read more about transport visitor information for Riverstage.

Wheelchair access, seating and facilities 

Riverstage is wheelchair accessible. For general admission seating and/or events, a wheelchair viewing deck is located at the top of the hill looking down on the stage. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet near this viewing deck. 

To book wheelchair accessible seating, phone Ticketmaster on 136 100.

#Experience our 2019 Riverstage highlights

Conditions of entry to Riverstage

Children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. It is recommended that children between the age of 13 and 15 years be accompanied by an adult.

If a ticketed event, every patron must hold a valid ticket. 

The following items cannot be brought into the venue:

Chairs, skateboards, studded fashion items, backpacks, bags larger than A3, eskies, glass products, cameras with detachable lenses, iPads, video or audio recorders of any type, umbrellas, glow sticks, laser pointing devices, selfie sticks, large flashlights and torches, fireworks of any kind, hot food, full or empty beverage bottles, cans and containers, weapons of any kind and any other items considered harmful to others. 

Animals not permitted except for guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs. 

A personal safety and security search is a condition of entry. Security wanding may occur at this event.

Prohibited items can be deposited at the cloakroom. Illegal items will be confiscated.

Patrons must not stand on bins, fence etc. Any and all injury caused and suffered as a result is the patrons responsibility.

COVID-19 additional venue entry conditions

  • if you are unwell or have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 do not attend the event
  • do not attend the event if you have tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 14 days or have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • do not attend the event if you have travelled internationally, or to a COVID-19 hotspot within the last 14 days
  • adhere to social distancing requirements and practice good hygiene by coughing or sneezing into your elbow
  • wash hands and sanitise regularly
  • follow directions of all staff, security and police
  • follow all signage and markers on the floor, pathways, fences and structures throughout the venue
  • cashless payments methods will be used and encouraged at this event 
  • bags in the venue are discouraged. No bags over the size of A4 piece of paper will be permitted
  • cloaking facilities will not be available
  • only sit in the allocated seat/section shown on your ticket
  • prams are not permitted. Strollers are allowed but need to be packed down under seats or in bubbles
  • we encourage all patrons to bring and wear their own face mask
  • consent to thermal testing if requested
  • you have considered the risk of COVID-19 and your own personal circumstances, including any health condition or vulnerability that you may have prior to your attendance
  • the venue reserves the right to refuse entry to patrons displaying signs of COVID-19 or who fail to comply with these conditions of entry
  • the venue reserves the right to remove patrons from the venue displaying signs of COVID-19 or who fail to comply with these conditions of entry
  • where a patron is refused entry to or removed from the venue, no refund will be made available unless exceptional circumstances apply
  • consent to your information being provided to QLD Health for contact tracing purposes.

It is also recommended that all patrons download the The Australian Government COVIDSafe app and have this app running with Bluetooth enabled throughout the event.