Brisbane Showgrounds | RNA
Brisbane Showgrounds | RNA = Royal International Convention Centre
The Brisbane Showgrounds is a world-class events and lifestyle precinct, located on the fringe of the city's CBD. It's home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre, a four and a half star Rydges Hotel, vibrant King Street dining hub, iconic Ekka and is a year round destination for events and the community.
The RNA Showgrounds comprises of a unique range of venues and outdoor green spaces. Events are staged throughout the year, extending from music festivals to trade shows, sporting and cultural events to intimate private functions.
Located on the fringe of the Brisbane CBD, the RNA Showgrounds offer versatility, flexibility and support from our team of dedicated and experienced professionals.
Always reflecting the society growing around it, the RNA Showgrounds have long been an integral element of Queensland life.
The rich history of this iconic and revered site is etched into Queenslands social heritage. Every generation from the very first Ekka in 1876 to today has warm memories of attending an event here or witnessing history. From watching American aviator Arthur Burr Stone land on the Main Arena during the first flight ever over Brisbane to the Showgrounds being used as a World War II field hospital. Who can forget the worlds greatest batsman Sir Donald Bradman making his test debut or those who saw a little known band called Powderfinger perform at the iconic Livid Festival in 1997. The RNA Showgrounds continues to evolve and innovate to ensure the next generation can experience and capture lifelong warm memories.
The RNA Showgrounds is fast becoming known as one of the nations pre-eminent live music destinations offering facilities which easily cater for concerts of all tastes and sizes. In 2010 alone, more than 80,000 people came to the RNA Showgrounds to enjoy the diversity major music festivals had to offer.
Visiting the Brisbane Showgrounds
The Brisbane Showgrounds is located just 1.5km from the city's CBD in Bowen Hills.
It's bordered by Bowen Bridge Road, O'Connell Terrace, Brookes Street and St Paul's Terrace and is home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC), a four and a half star Rydges Hotel and vibrant King Street dining hub.
It's also in walking distance of Fortitude Valley, which boasts some of the best boutique shopping in Brisbane along with a diverse range of entertainment options.
The Brisbane Showgrounds is designed to provide exceptional services and facilities to all visitors.
The Royal ICC is wheelchair accessible on both levels and designated car parking spaces are located on ground level. Wheelchairs are also available from the Customer Relations team.
Individual accessibility restrooms are located on both the upper and lower levels of the Royal ICC and there is one ambulant toilet within each bathroom location.
Public transport is easily accessible and Brisbane's Domestic and International Airports are just a quick 15 minute taxi ride away.
The main taxi companies are Black and White Cabs (ph. 13 32 22) and Yellow Cabs (ph. 13 19 24).
Rideshare apps, such as Uber and GoCatch, enable you to connect with a ride. The driver will pick you up from your selected location and payment is cashless.
Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley railway stations are less than a 10 minute walk from the Brisbane Showgrounds.
For further information phone TransLink website on 13 12 30.
Buses access the streets surrounding the Brisbane Showgrounds regularly.
You can also choose to ride the CityGlider buses, which provide high-frequency transport from West End to Teneriffe and Ashgrove to Stones Corner, while the free City Loop bus service is perfect for exploring the CBD.
For further information visit the TransLink website or phone 13 12 30.
There are taxi zones located outside Rydges Hotel and The George Bar and Bistro on King Street.
Visit the RNA Showgrounds website via the link below for more information and upcoming events.
Telephone: 07 3253 3900
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