How to get here

By Car

From Brisbane City, take the Riverside Expressway and head towards Toowong along Coronation Drive.  Go straight ahead (past Toowong Village Shopping Centre).  At the Shell Service Station, turn left. Go straight along this road into Sir Fred Schonell Drive - the main entrance to the University Of Queensland. Go straight ahead. Turn left into Blair Drive, continue to the University Swimming Pool.  The Schonell Theatre is located at the end of Union Road to the right.
Please see below for information on Parking.


Parking is free on the weekends. Parking fees apply Monday to Friday until 9pm. Parking is available close to the Schonell. Carpark P10  has a capacity of over 800 and is off Union Rd underneath Playing Fields 4 and 5. Lifts to behind the Schonell and disabled parking bays are also available in P10 (Under Playing Field 4 see this map). Other alternatives include Multi-level car parks on Sir Fred Schonell Drive plus parking bays along the river. Please note: parking is not available directly behind The Schonell. CLICK HERE for more information on parking including availability.

By CityCat Ferry

The CityCat ferry is an easy and convenient way to get to The Schonell.  The UQ ferry terminal is located on Sir William Macgregor Drive, adjacent to the UQ Lakes bus station and Eleanor Schonell Bridge.  Access from the Ferry Terminal to The Schonell is vai a covered walkway.

CLICK HERE for Ferry timetables

By Bus

There are two main bus stations located at the University of Queensland.

1. The UQ Lakes Bus station is close the The Schonell Theatre, and right next to the Ferry terminal.  From this station, it's a lovely stroll by the lakes (about 570m) to The Schonell - via a covered walkway.

2. From Chancellor's Place Bus Station walk east through the Great Court towards Campbell Place (about 5-10 minute walk). Once you reach Campbell Place follow signs to Schonell. 

CLICK HERE to view the walkway from UQ Lakes to The Schonell.

By Bicycle

CLICK HERE to view a great map providing the safest bike routes to The University Of Qld and The Schonell.

Special Needs: Parking, Lifts & Walkways

Walkways Via Campbell Road
This road ends in a cul-de-sac with parking bays for disability parking permit holders.  From this cul-de-sac there are walkways and ramps to The Schonell.

Walkways Via Union Road
This road ends in a cul-de-sac.  Please note, this is a 'drop off point' only, there are no designated disability parking (permit holder) bays.

Walkways Ferry & Bus Terminals
There is a covered walkway from the UQ Lakes Bus & Ferry Terminals to the rear of the Schonell complex. At the rear of the complex are lifts, which can be taken to Level 3.  From this level it is possible to enter the Schonell Foyer via the Pizza Caffe.

Entering The Schonell Foyer
The Schonell Foyer can be accessed via the glass doors to the right of the Pizza Caffe counter. There is a ramp that leads from this area to The Schonell main foyer.  If you are visiting Cinema 2, please see our staff at The Candy Bar in the main foyer for directions.

CLICK HERE to view a map of walkways. 

CLICK HERE for information on Special Needs Parking

UniSafe Bus

A free Safety Bus service operates from 6pm on the St Lucia campus all year, Monday to Friday (except Christmas-New Year and public holidays).

CLICK HERE to view UniSafe Bus timetables

Schonell Address:Bldg 22, Union Road, University of Qld, St Lucia 4072