A WORLD-CLASS PERFORMING ARTS DESTINATION
The Thomas Dixon Centre has been transformed into a world-class performing arts destination and cultural precinct flowing with creative energy. It features a state-of-the-art 350+ seat theatre, rooftop terrace, stunning public art and multiple function spaces as well as dance studios, a wardrobe workshop, and arts workers’ spaces.
Home to Queensland Ballet since 1991, the Thomas Dixon Centre has expanded its cultural offering, thanks to support from the Queensland and Australian Governments, the Ian Potter Foundation, and generous donors and corporate partners.
A building that started its life as a shoe factory in 1908, the Thomas Dixon Centre has become a hub that fosters cross-pollination of creativity, innovation and ideas between artists, dancers, audiences and visitors from all walks of life.
“This building will be here when I and my sons have long passed away, as a monument of pluck and indomitable perseverance…”
— Thomas Dixon
Originally commissioned as a shoe factory by entrepreneur Thomas Coar Dixon and designed by architect Richard Gailey, the Thomas Dixon Centre opened in 1908. Home to Queensland Ballet since 1991, we collaborated with the best designers, architects and engineers to revitalise the iconic, heritage-listed Thomas Dixon Centre.
Wellbeing is in the DNA of the Thomas Dixon Centre building. It has been designed to improve comfort, drive better choices and generally enhance, not compromise, the health and wellness of our residents and visitors.