How to Curate Brisbane Comedy Festival with Phoebe Meredith

  • May 21, 2024 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Queensland University of Technology [Kelvin Grove Campus]

    149 Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059
Ticket Price (AUD) Free Register Now

Location: Studio Z9-130, QUT Kelvin Grove

Come behind the curtain of the 15th Brisbane Comedy Festival which is one of Brisbane’s biggest selling festivals, with over 100 artists, 350+ shows across three city locations over five weeks. Phoebe Meredith, our highly experienced Festival Director, is now in her seventh year of managing the Festival will take you on a journey on how to curate and manage program logistics to which she has grown so much over her tenure. 


About Phoebe Meredith:

Phoebe Meredith manages Brisbane Powerhouse’s successful Commercial Program alongside the role of Director, Brisbane Comedy Festival. Phoebe has worked across multiple roles, including freelance stage manager, production manager, lighting technician, mechanist, and usher. She has managed events and venues at Sydney Theatre Company for seven years, worked on Sydney Mardi Gras’ Parade and Fair Day, and has independently produced cabaret, comedy and queer events as one half of Blackcat Productions that toured across Australia and to the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Theatre & Media from Charles Sturt University.


Objectives of Behind-the-Scenes Event: 

1. How to work with National & International Circuits 

2. Working with booking agents 

3. Curating a balanced programme of talent (established, up & coming, diverse) 

4. Programming Logistics over multiple rooms and venues 

Date & Time

Tue, May 21, 2024 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Venue Details

Queensland University of Technology [Kelvin Grove Campus]

149 Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059 Queensland University of Technology [Kelvin Grove Campus]

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.


As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events and functions from weddings to conferences, all the while housing heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, visual arts exhibitions and of course the stories of all who have ventured, laughed and shared memories within its living walls.