Theatre Practically Anywhere: Anywhere Festival
With performances in many diverse and unique locations in Brisbane, Noosa and the extended Sunshine Coast, Anywhere Festival truly lives up to its name in 2019.
Running from the 9th to the 26th May, this year’s festival is helmed by Artistic Director Paul Osuch, and regional festival directors Nycole Prowse (Sunshine Coast), Toni Wills (Noosa), and Creative Producer Tim Monley. Anywhere Festival returns for its ninth year, with over four hundred performances over ninety-six shows, bringing with it arguably one of Australia’s most ambitious and diverse independent performance festivals.
With the Brisbane end of the festival running since 2011, the festival has grown to include Noosa and the Sunshine Coast which have been a part of this amazing display of the absolute plethora of independent Australian talent and creativity for the last three years.
Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Noosa Council, and the Sunshine Coast Council, Anywhere Festival allows anyone to enjoy some of the most intriguing, interesting and wonderful independent theatre production, that Queensland has to offer, in venues and spaces that run the gamut of humdrum to wonderous.
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch has said of the festival, that it is “one of Queensland’s most vibrant and innovative arts initiatives that activates new creative spaces, to deliver rich and accessible arts experiences to more Queenslanders.” With this year’s line-up, this has clearly remained true to the nature of the festival.
This year’s collection of artists and creatives feature a range of talents, who will all bring their creations to many strange and spellbinding locations all across Brisbane, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, including museums, buses, lighthouses, parks and more.
These performances will also cover a host of genres, ranging from more traditional theatre to immersive experiences, music, poetry, circus, dance and more. From family-friendly and children’s performances such as The Heartseed Planting and more adult offerings such as Gumtree Orgy, Anywhere Festival has something on offer for anyone and everyone.
What: Anywhere Festival
Where: At various sites in Brisbane, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast