STUDIO 188 Updates


From 1am today (Thursday 14 April 2022), the requirement to check in and to be fully vaccinated when visiting a range of Queensland venues has ended, including at Ipswich Civic Centre; Studio 188; North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre; Level 1, 1 Nicholas Street; and Fire Station 101. Guests will no longer need to check in or show their vaccination status upon arrival. While not mandated, Ipswich Civic Centre will continue with additional cleaning of its venues.


COVID-19 restrictions are set to change significantly in Queensland, including Ipswich, from Friday 17 December 2021. On Tuesday 7 December 2021, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer released the Public Health and Social Measures Linked to Vaccination Status Direction under the Public Health Act 2005For Ipswich City Council, the vaccination requirements in the Direction apply to Ipswich Civic Centre, Studio 188, North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre and Level 1, 1 Nicholas Street (function spaces). This means patrons, staff, artists and crew (16+ years) will need to show proof of vaccination to enter these venues and check in via the Check in Qld QR Code displayed at the centre’s entry. If you have purchased tickets to shows at Ipswich Civic Centre or Studio 188 from 17 December and will not be vaccinated, please contact us to discuss a refund. If you are set to attend a function or event at Ipswich Civic Centre, Studio 188, North Ipswich Reserve or Level 1, 1 Nicholas Street and will not be vaccinated, please contact the event organiser to arrange a refund.


On Wednesday 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.  Ipswich City Council continues to closely monitor the situation, working with the Queensland Health and the Australian Government Department of Health.  For up-to-date information, please refer to the Queensland Health Website (

What is Ipswich City Council doing in response to COVID-19 – council have established plans and processes to respond to pandemics or outbreaks, to ensure we can continue to provide essential community services. These plans are continuously reviewed and updated as further information about COVID-19 emerges.

This situation is constantly evolving, and in the event that the advice from Queensland Health, the Australian Government or Ipswich City Council changes, we will provide further updates as the situation progresses via this page.

Patrons can contact the Box Office on (07) 3810 6100 or email [email protected] for more details about tickets or show bookings if required.

Venue Hire for functions is now available, please contact us via email [email protected] and one of our staff will make contact with you to discuss the options available and the current restrictions in place at the time.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to these changes, our Box Office is experience higher than normal traffic, and we ask that you be patient during this time.  We assure you all ticket buyers will be taken care of.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  Please contact us via email ([email protected]) during this time.

Updated: 14 April 2022