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If you're coming to Brisbane and you are looking for something new to do while you are here, why not plan a visit around one of these great events.

Thriller Live QPAC

Thriller Live QPAC

When: 14 - 25 January, 2015
Where: QPAC

Directed by award-winning Gary Lloyd and straight from London's West End comes 'Thriller LIVE'!

This stage spectacular boasts over 2 hours of hits from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, including  'I want you back', 'ABC', 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and 'Thriller'.

The legendary pop-sensation Michael Jackson had a successful music career spanning over 40 years.  He sold 750 million records worldwide and the Thriller album still holding the world's best-selling recording of al time.

Thriller LIVE will play at the Concert Hall QPAC from 14-25 January 2015. Don't miss it!

Manor Apartment Hotel is located in the heart of the city in Queen Street. It's just a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk over the bridge to QPAC. Book your Brisbane CBD accommodation today!

Giggle & Hoot and Friends

Giggle & Hoot and Friends

When: 3-11 January 2015
Where: QPAC

If you are looking for some fun family friendly entertainment in the city these school holidays, head along to QPAC and catch Giggle and Hoot!

Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle will be coming out of the screen of their multi award winning ABC4Kids preschool program and into the theatre for a special giggle-icious live stage adventure. The gang from Giggle and Hoot will also be joined by their good friends B1 & B2 from Bananas in Pyjamas, as well as Zap, Mimi and Jango from the popular Hoopla Doopla.

Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy a stage show with your kids! Why not book accommodation staying at The Manor Apartment Hotel in nearby Queen Street for Giggle and Hoot at QPAC.

South Bank Christmas Markets

South Bank Christmas Markets

When: December 12-23, 2014
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

Shop for unique Christmas gifts and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas market (with a Brisbane twist) complete with cobbled streets.

From the 12th to the 23rd of December, Stanley Street Plaza in South Bank will be transformed into a wonderous world of stalls selling a mix of handmade unique Christmas ornaments, decorations and more.

To complete the holiday scene there will carols and live music.

Of course if you’re staying at The Manor Apartment Hotel not only will you be walking distance to these great nightly festive markets – you’ll also be in the heart of the city with hundreds of great stores at your fingertips to complete your Christmas shopping.

The South Bank Christmas Markets. December 12-23rd 2014 from 8pm nightly. Stanley Street Plaza, The Parkland, South Bank.

Costumes From The Golden Age Of Hollywood

Costumes From The Golden Age Of Hollywood

When: 22 November, 2014 - 26 April, 2015
Where: Museum of Brisbane

Coming soon to the Museum of Brisbane ... 'Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood.'

This free exhibition is sure to be a big hit with visitors being given a glimpse into the Hollywood of the 1920s through to 1960s through a collection of  costumes, props and ephemera connect to the big screens most iconic stars, studios and designers.

The items are solely from a private collection owned by Brisbane resident Nicholas Inglis who has been collecting motion picture memorabilia and costumes for almost twenty years.

The exhibition will feature costumes worn by some of Hollywood's most loved screen sirens and stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews, Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, Fred Astaire and Marlon Brando.

Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood is exclusive to Brisbane and the costumes will be on display in Australia for the the very first time.

Book Brisbane accommodation staying at the conveniently located Manor Apartment Hotel.

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

When: 12 November, 2014 - 1 February, 2015
Where: Queensland Museum

Discover fashion's secret history in 'Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion' at Queensland Museum.

The exhibition highlights more than 80 features from London's Victoria and Albert Museum's collection and it's the first time many of these items have ever been on public display. Take a peek at pieces from the modesty of Queen Victoria's drawers to the satin revolution of the Wonderbra and more!

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion stands testimony to our evolving vision of beauty. Don't miss it!

Need Brisbane accommodation? Look no further than the boutique four star Manor Apartment Hotel in Queen Street. 

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

When: 1 November, 2014 - 15 February, 2015
Where: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

With almost 100 garments featured in this exhibition, 'Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion', showcases the innovation of Japanese fashion designers from the early 80s to now.

Japanese fashion widely influenced the world of fashion in the late 20th century.Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto revolutionised the way fashion is thought of today.

Held at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from the 1st of November 2014 to the 15th of February 2015, this exhibition is a rare opportunity to view these unique creations in person, the collections fringes from the classic to the elegant and the outrageous.

Book accommodation staying at the Manor Apartment Hotel. Located in Queen Street, the Manor Apartment Hotel is just a 20minute walk or short commute to the Gallery of Modern Art.

CMC Rocks QLD 2015

CMC Rocks QLD 2015

When: 13 March to 15 March, 2015
Where: Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich

Exciting news for music festival fans! CMC ROCKS, the biggest country and roots music festival in the Southern Hemisphere is moving from the Hunter Valley to Ipswich, Queensland!

CMC Rocks QLD will take place at the Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich in the south-east of Queensland on Friday the 13th of March to Sunday 15th of March, 2015.

CMC Rocks is now in it's eighth year of operation and has lined up multi-platinum selling USA artist Lady Antebellum to headline the event. ARIA winning Troy Cassar-Daley has also been announced to perform.

The festival is expected to attract more than 5,000 international and interstate visitors to Ipswich for the three-day music festival. Ipswich is located just a 1hour drive from Brisbane! Stay at the Manor Apartment Hotel and explore Brisbane before or after you attend CMC Rocks QLD 2015!

WICKED the Musical Brisbane

WICKED the Musical Brisbane

When: From February 14th 2015
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

WICKED ‘The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz’  will have audiences spellbound at the Lyric Theatre from the 14th of February 2015.

WICKED tells the story of two unlikely friends and how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

This production is the most awarded new musical and Broadways number one show and has been described as ‘awe-inspiring’ and ‘spectacular’!
The New York Times said it’s ‘The Defining Musical of the Decade.’

Winner of 90 major awards including a Grammy, three Tony Awards and six Helpmann Awards including Best Musical – WICKED is a show that you don’t want to miss!

Book WICKED the Musical tickets now via QPAC.

Book your Brisbane accommodation staying in the charming boutique four-star accommodation of The Manor Apartment Hotel. Perfectly located in Queen Street to explore Brisbane City.

Brisbane International Tennis 2015

Brisbane International Tennis 2015

When: 4-11 January 2015
Where: Queensland Tennis Centre

Held in January at the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Brisbane International tennis tournament has always been the traditional warm-up tournament for many of the top seeded players of the Australian Open. And this year will be no different with an impressive line-up on Men's and Women's Singles players competing at the event including Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Maria Sharapova and Sam Stosur,  

The Queensland Tennis Centre is located at 190 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson Brisbane. For more information and ticket sales please visit Brisbane International website.

 BOOK your accommodation for 2015 with us here at the Manor Apartment Hotel today and stay in the heart of beautiful Brisbane city with everything at your door step!

2015 AFC Asian Cup

2015 AFC Asian Cup

When: January 2015
Where: Suncorp Stadium

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup will be the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, an international tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation.

For the first time in its history, the tournament will be hosted outside of Asia with Australia playing host from the 9th to 31st of January 2015. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to compete for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.

Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium will host a total of seven games of the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 including six pool games, one of which will feature the Australian Socceroos (on 17th January), plus one quarter-final.

The AFC Asian Cup is the pinnacle for the 47 nations of the Asian Football Confederation.

Australia, Japan, Korean Republic and DPR Korea have already qualified for Australia 2015. Qualifying for the remaining 12 positions is currently underway.

For more information on AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 visit their website and embrace the spirit by booking your stay with us here at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane.

The Lion King

The Lion King

When: 27 September 2014 - 25 January 2015
Where: QPAC

Extended Season now in Brisbane!

At last it's Brisbane's turn to experience the Lion King Musical.  Originally planned only for a 8 week season, the musical will now run until the end of January.  If you enjoyed the movie, the songs and the story of Simba's growing from cub to King with his friends, and uncle Scar, then you'll love the musical. 

Stay at Manor Apartment Hotel when you visit Brisbane to see The Lion King Musical.  Located just minutes from Central Station you can catch the train to South Brisbane - just 2 stops, or you could walk down Queen Street and across the bridge to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (about 15 minutes depending on you walking speed).

If you are planning a visit to Brisbane here is a list of some key events for the next few months. Why not book your accommodation with us and enjoy a night out:



6 - 9 July, 2014 - ICIM 2014
27 - 31 July, 2014 -ICON 2014-The 12th International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference
6 - 9 August, 2014 - Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Exhibition
10 - 14 August, 2014 - AILA World Congress
10 - 16 November, 2014 - G20 Summit


9 July, 2014 - State of Origin Final - Suncorp Stadium
18 October, 2014 - Bledisloe Cup - Suncorp Stadium
4 - 11 January, 2015 - Brisbane International Tennis - Tennyson
Asia World Cup - Suncorp Stadium - January 2015

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