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Carols the Reservoir

December 9th – 22nd, 2022. ON SALE NOW!

Celebrate the festive season with Underground Opera’s Carols in the Reservoir. Carols in the Reservoir will make you laugh, cry (with joy!) and cheer.


Brisbane’s Underground Opera House
The Spring Hill Reservoir
7.30pm Friday, Saturday, Wednesday & 1.30pm Sunday only.
ADULTS $95.00, CONCESSIONS $85.00, CHILDREN $60.00


Email UOC directly for bookings of 20 or more


Join us as we present Carols… in the Reservoir.

Carols in the Reservoir will make you laugh, cry (with joy!) and cheer. Of course it will be snowing underground in Brisbane and you can join World Class performers Ms Dominique Fegan, Ms Louise Dorsman, Mr Lionel Theunissen and Mr Glen Lorimer accompanied by the incredible Mr Mark Connors.

Be six metres underground, in a 150 year old water reservoir, in Brisbane’s CBD, in Summer as the snow falls for your Christmas breakup at Carols in the Reservoir! World-class performers singing your favourite Christmas Carols in Brisbane’s Underground Opera House!

Whether you’re booking for a night out with family and/or friends, or a Christmas function, you don’t want to miss this wonderful treat.

Celebrate the end of the year, with Christmas cheer, with Underground Opera.

Event Seating

Seat selection available on ticket purchase

Location Info

The Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane

The Spring Hill Reservoir is located just behind Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, on Wickham Terrace (look for the Old Tower Mill!).

The Spring Hill Reservoir is architecturally astonishing. Six metres underground, the reservoir is divided into 15 sections by headwalls, with each section joined by hand-lain brick archways, which have been standing for 140 years.

The acoustics are sensational, allowing our performers’ voices to resonate throughout the venue, with each audience member enjoying the beautifully stunning sound that is created, no matter where they are seated.

A stage has been built at the centre of four wings and the intimacy of the reservoir breaks down the barriers between the audience and the performers.

Please note: Concerts are suitable for patrons of all ages who are fit and able to descend stairs into the stunning Spring Hill Reservoir performance space.


What They Say

I give a toast to the sweat and toil that has gone into transforming these wonderful old settings and also to this unique historical and theatrical experience. May there be many more!
Stage Whispers
Besides bringing a contemporary opera show to Brisbane, The Underground Opera Company has restored a historically important colonial structure and created an unusual and aesthetically pleasing performance space in the city.
"Opera in the Reservoir" is a wonderful concept not just for its repurposing of the century-old structure, which once supplied Brisbane with water, but in its encouragement of Brisbane-ites to become cultural tourists in their own town.
Blue Curtains Brisbane

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HISTORY/ SIGNIFICANCE The Wickham Terrace service reservoirs are an historic expression of demographic growth, improvement in living standards and local politics in Brisbane during the years of early self-government. In Queensland they are the first of a series of inground reservoirs, but quite unusual in being the only ones known