Out of the Box 

More than a million people have attended an Out of the Box event throughout its lifetime with over 1,600 performances, 2,500 workshops and 9,500 free events delivered. We are proud to have played a leading role in Australia in developing children’s performing arts programming, commissioning over 100 new works during the festival’s history and connecting arts and education.

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At its heart, Out of the Box presents works and ideas that engage our youngest citizens with the world around them. The program is curated to inspire children, their parents, carers and educators in the idea that children are important creators of and participants in the arts.

School Bookings

We have a dedicated groups sales team to coordinate schools bookings. They will help you plan your day and provide advice on transport options, lunch locations and reserved seating.

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Tips to plan your day

The Out of the Box program is designed to fit within a school day making it easy for you and your students to attend.

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Our History

Since the Festival's inception in 1992, QPAC has provided national leadership in the area of early childhood arts education through Out of the Box. Let's take a look back through the years...

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Contact Information

For Event bookings and related enquires, please phone the Box Office 136 246 (Toll Free outside Brisbane metropolitan area), Monday to Saturday, 9am to 8:30pm.

  • QPAC, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank 4101

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