The Archibald Prize

Discover the wonder, thoughtfulness and sometimes scandal of the portraits of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. With the Archibald’s $100,000 prize in mind, artists from across the country create works that reflect JF Archibald’s requirement of ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics’ […]


“No white tutus, no Tchaikovsky  – this Swan Lake is like no other” Direct from its critically acclaimed season at Sadler’s Wells and sold out performances throughout Europe, comes a genre-defying, contemporary reimagining of one of the most famous ballets in the world. Bringing together contemporary dance, live music and traditional Irish folklore, this brilliantly dark […]

Escape from Pompeii

In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing huge waves of volcanic ash over the Bay of Naples. Stationed across the water at Misenum Pliny the Elder, the prominent scholar and military commander of Misenum’s naval base, ordered a fleet of warships to rescue as many people as possible from the doomed city. Often left out from […]

Urban Brisbane: Proudly supporting Hummingbird House

As part of its philanthropic commitments through the Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation, Hotel Urban Brisbane proudly supports Hummingbird House, Queenslands only childrens hospice. Beyond caring for children with life limiting conditions in their final weeks, Hummingbird house supports patients and their families through a range of options including access to short break stays, […]

St Leonards: Proudly supporting the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

As part of its philanthropic commitments through the Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation, Hotel Urban St Leonards proudly supports The Humpty Dumpty Foundation. The Humpty Dumpty Foundation supplies vital medical equipment to children’s hospitals all over Australia and allows donators to choose not only the specific piece of equipment they would like to […]

Aladdin the Musical comes to Brisbane

Polish off your lamps ladies and gentlemen because Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical is coming to the Sunshine State, running at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 28 February 2018. Featuring all of the sing-along favourites from the Disney original, as well as new music composed by Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard […]

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival: 27 – 31 Aug

Get your fash pack back together – The Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival is back in Brisbane for 2017. Discover a range of events from luncheons to runways and be the first in the know for this years latest designers, newest looks and who is wearing what. Many events this year are offering varying levels of […]

Chicago: The Musical

This October, Chicago: The Musical hits the stage at The Concourse, in Chatswood, just a 20 minute drive from Hotel Urban St Leonards. Performed by Willoughby Theatre Company and set in roaring twenties Chicago, this musical follows the story of chorus girl Roxie Hart who murders a disloyal lover and convinces her clueless husband Amos […]

Titanic: The Exhibition

In Sydney for the first time, Titanic the Exhibition features the world’s greatest and most comprehensive display of over 300 artifacts, recreations (including the Grand Staircase and a First Class Cabin) and tangible experiences including an actual iceberg encounter, to transport history buffs and shipophiles back to 1912, and experience life aboard the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic. […]

Food, music and Champagne bien-sur!

Celebrate everything champagne without travelling all the way to Northeast of France, it is what Spicers Hidden Vale has to offer this winter.   If you are looking for a relaxing day with friends in a nice country side or you don’t know what and where to go, join this fantastic champagne festival, held in […]