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Lightscape Brisbane | CBD

31 August, 2023 - 8 October, 2023

Lightscape Brisbane

For the very first time Lightscape is coming to the City Botanic Gardens as part of the Brisbane Festival 2023. This internationally acclaimed multi-sensory experience is set to wow families from Thursday 31st August – Sunday 8th October 2023.

Uniquely curated to take you on a journey of the senses through light, colour and sound, enjoy the City Botanic Gardens as never before. Beginning beneath glowing tree canopies filled with colour, stroll alongside larger-than-life flowers and neon roots bursting from the undergrowth, through sparkling tunnels of light and under giant poppies suspended high in the night sky. Soak in the breath-taking lightworks created by the best local and international artists. It’s an after-dark oasis of botanical brilliance.

Lightscape is a timed entry event and sells out across the world so be sure to book ASAP. Session tickets are available between 5.45pm and 8.30pm on event dates. You can enjoy Lightscape at your own pace. Organisers recommend 1.5 – 2 hours to make the most of the experience.

Peak Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $40
  • Child (3 – 12 years): $32
  • Family (2 children and 2 adults): $128

Off-peak Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $35
  • Child (3 – 12 years): $28
  • Family (2 children and 2 adults): $112

Children aged 2 years and under are free of charge.

Event details


31 August, 2023
8 October, 2023
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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Alice Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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