Brisbane Powerhouse announced its greatest quarter in its 16 year history, breaking sales records, reaching new audiences, and supporting more local and independent artists than ever before. KDPR couldn’t be prouder of the work achieved by our client and the agency. To have such a collaborative client means together, we can achieve amazing things.


Between November 2016 and March 2017, Brisbane Powerhouse presented three major Festivals – Wonderland, MELT and Brisbane Comedy Festival – as well as 20 individual productions.

Expanding to three theatres at Brisbane City Hall, as well as all of Brisbane Powerhouse, the 2017 Brisbane Comedy Festival set an all-time record of 55,099 attendees, growing 23 per cent in one year.

These results are matched by MELT attendances growing more than 25 per cent in 2017, and Wonderland festival catering to 24,980 attendees, its highest in history. This follows sold out seasons of shows as diverse as American singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer, UK’s RIP Production’s Graeme of Thrones, French contemporary music royalty Nouvelle Vague, and ABC TV’s Operation Ouch.

Wonderland and MELT featured 239 local performers and artists, all of whom took home 100 per cent net box office. Highlighting local artists and supporting them as much as we can will always be a priority for Brisbane Powerhouse.

909 Brisbane artists were represented at the venue in the last 12 months, which is almost triple what it was three years ago.

After such a successful six months, we can’t wait to see what we can help smash out of the park in the coming months.