Take a Seat


Show your support for Queensland Ballet and our engaging, enduring art form by dedicating a seat in the new Thomas Dixon Centre Studio Theatre.

When we were first thinking about our beautiful new Thomas Dixon Centre we were told it would be too hard to put a studio theatre on this site. But we pushed for it. We believed it had to be possible.  

For our dancers to be able to perform here was part of our dream. For our Academy students to feel that it was their performance home, was so important. And for our audience to be welcomed to our home stage was essential.

As soon as the architect hinted that it might be possible we didn’t let go of that glimmer of hope. The Thomas Dixon Centre has been home to performance and creation for so long, we had to make our vision a reality.  

We wanted to create an extraordinary performance space, where stories are shared, creativity flourishes and connections between artists and audiences are forged. 

And we did it. We are seeing our Studio Theatre now come to life, and it’s incredible. With state-of-the-art stage facilities and a stunning auditorium, it will offer the perfect environment for art and artists to thrive for many years to come. 

You can be a part of our beautiful new Thomas Dixon Centre Studio Theatre and express your support for Queensland Ballet and our enduring art form. Dedicate a seat to show your support or celebrate a loved one’s life and love of art. Take a Seat.

Our 353-seat Studio Theatre will be built over three levels, designed to enable full-scale Company rehearsals and performances, with optimal sightlines from every seat. We look forward to welcoming QB’s Bespoke programs, showcases by Queensland Ballet Academy dancers, works for young audiences as part of our My First Ballet Series, masterclasses and community activities, as well as artists-in-residence and visiting performing arts companies. 

Seats available for dedication

Creative seat: $3,000
Artist seat: $5,000
Production seat: $5,000
Accessibility seat: $5,000
Artistic Director seat: $25,000

You can choose to make your donation in full when you select your seat, or opt for a two to five year payment plan. We welcome you to speak with us to tailor your pledge plans.

Your donation

Your dedication may show your personal support or celebrate a loved one’s life and love of art. Your donation will be visibly recognised in perpetuity in the theatre, and also on a seat plaque for 10 years as an inspiration to all who see it.

Queensland Ballet is a registered Australian charity, and gifts over $2 are tax-deductible.

Take a seat

#Why take a seat?

"Why did I take a seat? Love. I was browsing around the Queensland Ballet website and noticed the Take a Seat campaign as part of the Thomas Dixon Centre rebuild. What an opportunity! 

We adore being part of the audience at Queensland Ballet performances. We have met so many new friends and interesting people through being amongst the audience. What better way to confirm our commitment to being part of the audience in the future.

How to make this more special? I contacted the brilliant team at Queensland Ballet Foundation to arrange a birthday surprise for my lovely wife Carmel. So it was the combination of my love for Carmel, and our love of Queensland Ballet, that made the decision easy."

Darren Brown, Queensland Ballet supporter and Take a Seat donor

Ready to Take a Seat?

Ready to Take a Seat?

Please contact Rachael or Elise from our Foundation team to discuss dedicating a seat by phoning +61 7 3013 6666 or email foundation@queenslandballet.com.au