U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

If you need to contact the Social Committee or have any suggestions for trips that may be of interest, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For bookings for social events contact the U3A office on 3236 3055, or visit the 97 Creek St office.

Please note the following conditions regarding QPAC events:

    • These events are NOT supervised by the U3A Social Committee.

    • Please check the QPAC website in relation to current vaccination and mask-wearing requirements:
          Connecting safely at QPAC

    • As a safeguard, bring/wear your own mask with you to the theatre.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
QPAC CONCERT HALL, WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2022 1.30PM

 
Girl from the North Country

A universal story about family and love, this award-winning Broadway musical features over 20 songs from legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan including Hurricane, Like a Rolling Stone, To Make You Feel My Love and Forever Young, all beautifully reimagined as you’ve never heard them before.

Travel back to 1934 Minnesota, where a group of wanderers cross paths at a guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realise nothing is what it seems, but as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.

Written and directed by multi award-winner Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer), and starring stage and screen icon Lisa McCune, Peter Kowitz (Janet King) and Helpmann Award winners Peter Carroll, Helen Dallimore and Greg Stone.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: The production contains some coarse language and sexual references, and is recommended for audiences aged 14 and over.
 

DATE:   1:30pm Wednesday 14th September 2022, QPAC - CONCERT HALL

DURATION:  2 hrs 30 mins (includes interval, subject to change without notice)

COST:   $79.90 (Maximum of 4 seats per member)

BOOKINGS:   CLOSED. Members who have booked will be notified when the tickets are available for collection.

MANON - QUEENSLAND BALLET
QPAC - CONCERT HALL, THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2022 1.30PM

 

Journey from decadent 18th century Paris to sultry New Orleans with this blockbuster classical ballet about possession, desire, and the allure of wealth.

It is 1700s Paris and the beautiful Manon is on her way to enter a convent, when the old and wealthy Monsieur GM makes an intriguing offer for her hand to her brother Lescaut. Left outside while the arrangement is finalised, Manon meets and falls in love with the handsome Des Grieux and they flee Paris. Later found and tempted by Monsieur GM’s extravagant wealth, she leaves with him as his courtesan, however all is not lost in this compelling love story, as Des Grieux will appear again…

From seduction, ambition, and greed to the persuasive power of love, this sumptuous story has been captivating audiences for more than two centuries.

To celebrate his decade of artistic directorship, Li Cunxin AO returns to the stage alongside his wife, former dancer and celebrated author, Mary Li.

Warning: This production is intended for mature audiences. It contains adult themes and sexually explicit content that some may find confronting.

DATE:   1.30pm Thursday 6th October 2022, QPAC – Concert Hall

DURATION:   2 hours 40 mins. (includes interval, subject to change without notice)

COST:   $69 (Maximum of 4 seats per member)

BOOKINGS:   CLOSED. Members who have booked will be notified when the tickets are available for collection.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2022
QPAC - CONCERT HALL, SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER 2022 2.00PM

 

QPAC’s longest running event, Spirit of Christmas returns this December to the iconic QPAC Concert Hall.

Two of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars will join a host of special guests in uplifting seasonal song and much-loved Christmas carols, beautifully supported by a full symphony orchestra, and the glorious voices of the QPAC Chamber Choir.

QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas is a celebration of the true meaning of the festive season; an occasion to rejoice and reflect on the year that has passed and embrace the season’s enduring message of Peace, Love and Joy.

DATE:   2:00pm Saturday 17th December 2022, QPAC – Concert Hall

DURATION:   1 hour 20 mins. (no interval, subject to change without notice)

COST:   Concession: $59, Full: $69 (Maximum of 4 seats per member)

BOOKINGS:  Closing 12th October 2022.