Guide to American Express Experiences Lounges
Relax before your next concert in style with complimentary access to an American Express Experiences Lounge.
If you have an American Express card, you can avoid the queues and unwind before your next concert in style at an Amex Experiences Lounge. This guide will show you the perks you can expect to enjoy and what you need to do gain access to the lounge before your next gig.
Where are the lounges located?
American Express currently offers three Experiences Lounges in Australia, two of which are in Sydney and the other in Brisbane:
- ICC Sydney Theatre. Level 4 (This is Amex’s newest entertainment lounge, which opened in December 2017).
- Qudos Bank Arena Sydney. Level 3, opposite door 39.
- Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Level 2, entry near door 6.
There was a lounge at Western Australia’s Perth Arena but Amex closed this lounge in August 2017.
What are the perks of the lounge?
The exact features and benefits vary from lounge to lounge, but here's what you can usually expect when you visit an Amex Experiences lounge.
Food and drinks
Not only can you avoid the crowded waiting areas before the doors open to take your seats but you can also avoid the long drink and food queues. All lounges are equipped with a fully-stocked bar with a range of food and beverages available for purchase.
And you don’t even have to wait for your food and drinks, with waiters on hand to bring your freshly made order to your table. Plus if you use your Amex card to spend $15 or more at one of these venues, you’ll get a free bottle of water with your purchase.
You can make use of the ample seating to relax in comfort before the show in each lounge. There is also plenty of table and bar space, making it easy to enjoy a snack and a drink or two before the show.
It will vary from lounge to lounge, but the newest addition at the ICC Sydney Theatre also boasts sweeping views of Sydney’s city skyline, Darling Harbour and the Chinese Gardens of Friendship.
How can I visit an American Express Experiences Lounge?
All American Express cardholders can visit the Entertainment Lounges. You just need to show your Amex card at the door.
You’re also welcome to bring up to three guests to the lounge with you. However, entry is subject to capacity and guests are let in on a first come, first served basis. So you might want to head to the venue a little early if you want to enjoy the lounge perks.
All lounges are open from the time the main venue doors open and can be accessed until the start of the headline act on the night.
As well as access to Amex Experiences Lounges, Amex cardholders can also take advantage of pre-sale ticket opportunities, concert ticket discounts and other entertainment perks. Check out our guide to American Express Experiences to find out more.
American Express credit cards that offer access to Amex Experiences lounges
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