Stage Queensland engages student project teams

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Stage Queensland is currently working with two student teams from the University of Queensland through UQ's Community Engagement Program (CEP). The program provides Masters students with the opportunity to work on real life projects within the community sector. Teams of five or six students work together to conduct research and offer fresh ideas for non-profit organisations over the course of a semester. Stage Queensland's two CEP projects...

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Stage Queensland visits Canberra

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Mid October saw Stage Queensland descend upon Canberra for a very productive couple of days of industry talks and  networking, and meetings with politicians. On Monday 16th October, President Stephen Foster and Executive Officer Suzan Williams represented Stage Queensland at the Creative Regions National Summit at Parliament House, Canberra. The inaugural Creative Regions National Summit was a series of presentations around creating...

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Five minutes with Sarah Sullivan

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Our "meet the members" series continues with Sarah Sullivan, Performance Centre & Facilities Manager at Flinders Performance Centre located at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim. Read on to find out more about Sarah and her role. How long have you been at your venue? I started here at the beginning of the school year in 2013. How big is your team and venue? We have a 600 seats venue and a permanent team of 2. ...

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Mackay breaks world’s largest tap dance lesson record!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The Guinness World Records has given the official word that Mackay now holds the record for the World’s largest tap dance lesson with 274 participants  at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC). The attempt was held on World Tap Dance Day, May 25, 2017. The free community event was a fun way to ‘brighten spirits’ after the destructive Cyclone Debbie made its way through the Mackay region in March this year. It did just...

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First “Isa Outback Fringe Festival” a huge success

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The first ever Isa Outback Fringe Festival, created and presented by Mount Isa Entertainment and Tourism Venues, was recently held across and number of Mount Isa venues including Stage Queensland member, the Mount Isa Civic Centre. With the aim of being Australia’s most ‘fringe’ fringe festival, the festival brought an eclectic program of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design to Mount Isa and...

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NSW proposes ticket scalping reforms

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Tough new ticket scalping reforms in NSW will help stamp out dodgy price gouging practices in the live entertainment industry, NSW Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean has announced. The new provisions would stop anyone from reselling a ticket to a NSW event for more than the original sale price, plus the associated transaction costs. Mr Kean said the proposed Amendments to the Fair Trading Act 1987 would also include: In an Australian...

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Proserpine Entertainment Centre recovery update

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Tropical Cyclone Debbie passed through the Whitsunday region earlier this year destroying anything and everything in its path including the region's beloved Proserpine Entertainment Centre. The Proserpine Entertainment Centre Whitsundays has been closed since, as Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused significant damage to the exterior of the building and water damage to the auditorium walls, ceiling and parquetry floor. It has been a difficult time...

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Mental health alliance announced for the Australian entertainment industry

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

National health promotion charity, Entertainment Assist, has announced the formation of the Australian Alliance for Wellness in Entertainment (AAWE) – a world-first, cross-sector initiative for shared interest in positive mental health and wellbeing behaviours for a sustainable Australian entertainment industry.   The Australian Alliance for Wellness in Entertainment is a peer-to-peer initiative to be implemented in collaboration with...

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LPA releases “Safe Tix Guide”

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

According to the ACCC’s ScamWatch, online scams are costing Australians $300 million a year. This includes online fake tickets to live entertainment events. To combat the increasingly sophisticated fake and reseller market, Live Performance Australia (LPA) has released a “Safe Tix Guide - Tips for buying tickets safely and securely". The Guide includes how to get your money back if you don’t get the tickets you paid for or if they turn...

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Empire Theatres celebrate 20 years

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Stage Queensland congratulates Empire Theatres, Toowoomba on marking 20 years since re-opening in 1997. A massive community celebration was held to mark the occasion and also to showcase what has been achieved and developed in the region over the past 20 years. The day featured guests including the Australian Army Band Brisbane, Cool Nights Big Band, Brendon Walmsley, Erth’s Dinosaur Aquarium, and showcased talent from all over the...

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Members sought for Stage Queensland’s Box Office and Marketing Network Committee

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Approximately four volunteers from Stage Queensland member-venues are sought to join the Box Office and Marketing Network Committee.  The committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month for an hour's teleconference (skype hook up) and at other times if required. The Committee develop the BOMNet conference program and format and help coordinate the BOMNet conference event (which is usually held over 2 days each February).  . The current...

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Job opportunities at The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri has two positions currently advertised:   1.       Venue Operations Coordinator - Assist and support the Venue Manager with the operational business requirements of The Crossing Theatre in order to provide the public with facilities and events that are efficient, consistent and of the highest standard. For full details...

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Queensland Government launches state disability plan

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The Queensland Government has today unveiled a new state disability plan All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all. Attended by Stage Queensland's Suzan Williams, the plan was launched at Parliament House and aims to create opportunities for the economic and social participation of people with disability. Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke launched the All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all state disability plan...

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Experienced Casual Theatre Technicians sought for A.B Paterson College, Gold Coast

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

A.B. Paterson College is seeking a casual experienced and qualified Sound and Audio Visual Operator to meet the requirements of the College's Performing Arts Centre.  The position works with the Manager of the Performing Arts Centre to support and deliver events and productions, maintaining a high quality customer service.  The role contributes to the maintenance and security of technical equipment and upholds workplace health and safety...

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Program Manager sought for The Events Centre, Caloundra

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Applications are sought for an experienced arts administrator with leadership experience to lead the Programming and Client Services Department at The Events Centre, Caloundra. The Program Manager leads the Programming and Client Services Department in the efficient and effective delivery of safe, exceptional and creative client and programming services and advice for The Events Centre.  This includes the provision of all ticketing, marketing,...

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Congratulations to the winners and nominees of the 2017 Helpmann Awards

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The 2017 Helpmann Awards were held on Monday 24 July at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney on the set of ‘Kinky Boots’. Stage Queensland congratulations all nominees and winners with special mention of Stage Queensland members QPAC and Dancenorth who were both category winners. QPAC in association with Brisbane Festival, took home the Award for Best Ballet for Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White while Best Dance Production went to...

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Stage Queensland mourns Dr G Yunupingu

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Stage Queensland mourns the loss of Dr G Yunupingu, a defining figure in Australian music. He sadly passed away on July 25 in Royal Darwin Hospital at age 46 after a long battle with illness. Blind from birth, Dr G. Yunpingu originated from the remote Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem Land. He sold over half a million copies of his albums across the world, singing in his native Yolngu language. His image and full...

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2017-18 Queensland Budget

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

On Tuesday the Queensland Government released their 2017-2018 budget including announcements for the arts sector. Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk says the State Budget invests an additional $43.1 million in Queensland’s arts sector over the next four years to support the growth of regional and Indigenous arts, arts infrastructure, cultural tourism, and additional new jobs across the state. Read the full media release...

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Technical Director sought for Brisbane Powerhouse

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The Technical Director is responsible for managing the activities of the Technical Services department at Brisbane Powerhouse. This position is required to review and implement where necessary, new policies and procedures that will assist in streamlining the production and presentation of events in a very busy venue. This position will work closely with the Senior Program Manager and the Precinct Director. Applications close on Monday 19 June,...

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“Rainbow Vomit” on tour.

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Rainbow Vomit is an immersive contemporary dance show created for young audiences by Dancenorth. This incredible show is currently touring Queensland and will travel across 13 cities around Australia in 2018. Rainbow Vomit invites you to enter a space of tangled imagination, where light and sound collide in a familiar yet distant world. Creatures from afar morph within the shadows to navigate an ever-changing landscape of bewilderment and...

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“Places” website a great tour development resource

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Have you visited Places yet? This new resource is arTour's answer to Trip Advisor for performing arts touring and lists more than 70 places that regularly host tours in Queensland. Places is an excellent resource to use at every stage of tour development. From building itineraries (see what shows have previously toured, which presenters are in town and get an overview of population and government electorates); to creating connections prior...

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La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre celebrates new foyer renovation & theatre catwalk upgrade

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

After a three month renovation, La Boite Theatre threw open its stylish new doors, for the world premiere of LADY BEATLE starring Naomi Price. The contemporary minimalist new foyer design and state-of-the-art theatre catwalk created by the SHAPE Group and bureau^proberts brings flexibility and a myriad of new technical possibilities to Australia’s only purpose built theatre-in-the-round. You are invited to experience the new space in July...

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APAM Evaluation reports now available

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Brisbane Powerhouse recently shared the latest results from the ongoing work, the QUT Evaluation of the Australian Performing Arts Market. View the Executive Summary for an overview of the longitudinal research into APAM 2014 and 2016, including event recommendations, the evaluation of national and international market development outcomes as well as key trends emerging from the data set. The research will culminate in a final report available...

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Cultural Venues Manager sought for Burdekin Shire Council

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Burdekin Shire is seeking to appoint an experienced performing arts professional to the role of Cultural Venues Manager. Applications close on Monday 19 June, 2017 at 5.00pm. This is a readvertised position and previous applicants do not need to reapply. Further information can be obtained by contacting Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9800. View full position description and...

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Vale John Du Feu

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

In May, NARPACA was saddened by the passing of John Du Feu. John was a past NARPACA President and venue manager in Townsville, a talented actor, director and musician. John's passion and energy for theatre was remarkable, his achievements were many and his creativity was unstoppable. One of John's friends on Facebook sums up the impact of this loss: "We will miss you John. And will miss the chance to see you again. You were a giant among us,...

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Five minutes with Tina Wittke

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Tina Wittke is Program Leader at Logan Entertainment Centre and Community Venues. We interrupted her busy day to find out a bit more about her and her role. How long have you been at Logan Entertainment Centre? I have been at LEC since 2009 as the Technical and Production Coordinator before moving into the role of Venue Manager almost a year ago. How big is your team and venue? I have a team of 15 permanent staff, and about 40 casuals. We have...

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Vale John Lamb

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

On April 2nd NARPACA lost a dear friend, and one of the founders of our organisation, when John Lamb passed away peacefully at his home. John was the inaugural manager at three regional Arts Centres in Queensland and the Northern Territory:  Cairns Civic Centre from 1974 to 1977, Townsville Civic Centre from 1977 to 1983, and the Darwin Performing Arts Centre from 1983 to 1987. During his time at Townsville he was instrumental in the...

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Solid State Logic Launches New L200 Live Console

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

NARPACA member Amber Technology is pleased to announce that Solid State Logic (SSL) have released a new mid-scale live console. The SSL L200 brings the superb sound , accelerated workflow and advanced feature set of the SSL Live range with a new level of affordability.  SSL Live consoles are well known as instruments for engineers. The flexibility of the suite of tools available within the consoles let engineers configure the layout to suit...

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Centre of Contemporary Art Cairns (COCA)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Venues | 0 comments

COCA is a significant piece of Queensland Government regional arts infrastructure consisting of: The Theatre, a 241 seat black box theatre The Space, a large open plan rehearsal and performance venue two A Class galleries Meeting and workshop facilities Paradiso Cairns Cafe, and the Theatre bar: number 96. The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns is also home to resident AQ funded companies JUTE Theatre Company and KickArts Contemporary Arts,...

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Scenic Rim celebrates The Centre’s 10th Birthday

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The Centre Beaudesert has kicked off it's 10th birthday year with a huge community celebration including the launch of the Scenic Rim's 2017 arts program Living the Landscape. The Centre in Beaudesert was opened on 26 February 2007 after a dynamic renovation by world-renowned Brisbane architects Cox Rayner. Concerts, balls, conventions, workshops, school holiday programs, meetings, lectures, movies and Arts Dinners are just some of the 4,967...

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NARPACA meets with Minister O’Rourke

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

In late February, NARPACA representatives Zane Trow (Executive Committee member) and Suzan Williams (NARPACA's Executive Officer) met with Minister Coralee O'Rourke (Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland). The purpose of the meeting was to give  NARPACA the opportunity to respond to the important paper "Towards an all abilities Queensland". It was a very positive meeting...

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Welcome to COCA – the newest NARPACA member

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

The Centre of Contemporary Art Cairns (COCA) is the newest NARPACA member. COCA, at 96 Abbott Street, is a significant piece of Queensland Government regional arts infrastructure consisting of: The Theatre, a 241 seat black box theatre The Space, a large open plan rehearsal and performance venue two A Class galleries Meeting and workshop facilities Paradiso Cairns Cafe, and the Theatre bar: number 96. The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns...

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Townsville Civic Theatre closes for major refurbishment

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Townsville Civic Theatre will be closing for a major refurbishment from January 1 2018 and will re-open in time for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music late July. The theatre will be 40 next year and will be undergoing a works schedule including a new roof, new fire safety system, new air conditioning ducting and new wiring. For further information contact the Townsville Civic...

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CEO appointed for Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Criena Gehrke, who currently leads Council’s arts and culture unit has been appointed the CEO / Director of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct. The announcement was made by the Board of The Arts Centre Gold Coast – which will soon become the board of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct. Criena was responsible for the City’s Culture Strategy and has been a catalyst for much of the cultural growth the city has experienced since the Strategy’s...

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Moncrieff Theatre appoints school based trainee

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in E-News | 0 comments

Jakob Baumgartner, a Year 12 student at Shalom College in Bundaberg, has become Bundaberg Regional Council’s only School Based Trainee. Jakob is training as a theatre technician which will give him a Certificate III Live Production. He is working through Arts Ready which is an arm of AFL Sportsready nationally – proof that the arts and sport go hand in hand! Jakob began with the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre through self-initiated work...

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Dancenorth Moves

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in E-News | 0 comments

2016 saw Dancenorth receive six national award nominations, present five new works created by seven internationally regarded Australian choreographers, perform in 32 cities across Australia and Japan.  They hosted two artistic residencies for independent creators with their Artist Residency in the Tropics Program, hosted 35 dance secondments and held dance workshops for over 6,000 participants with the support of the Tim Fairfax Family...

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“ThinkLab” provides creative twist for Brisbane Powerhouse’s River Studio

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in E-News | 0 comments

ThinkLab at River Studio is the result of an innovative partnership between the Brisbane Powerhouse and product design firm Luxxbox. The space is a newly refurbished multi-purpose area that can suit a range of corporate and creative purposes. ThinkLab can provide a beautifully unique site for meetings away from the office, or can challenge traditional meeting arrangements by providing a flexible range of options for small group discussions and...

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What happened at the PATA Touring Forum? Read the Report!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in E-News | 0 comments

In October, the third PATA National Performing Arts Touring Forum gathered forty-one participants at the Sydney Opera House to discuss issues that impact both performing arts audiences across Australia, and the Presenters, Producers and Tour Coordinators involved in touring. The Forum also reviewed the PATA National Performing Arts Measurement Framework. A comprehensive report of the Forum is now available and it is a fascinating read for anyone...

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Sunshine Coast Events Centre Playhouse Theatre gets a facelift.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in E-News | 0 comments

Patrons will enjoy a better, more comfortable theatre-going experience following The Events Centre’s popular Playhouse Theatre $665,000 facelift. New ceilings, walls and floor coverings have been installed with acoustic treatments to theatre standards and modern comfortable seating has included increased viewing space for persons with special needs. The redevelopment comes after The Events Centre and Sunshine Coast Council successfully applied...

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Circa Crush Thrills in Bundaberg

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in E-News | 0 comments

The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre in Bundaberg recently hosted the spectacular Circa Crush as part of the annual Crush Festival held annually in October. A partnership between Brisbane-based contemporary circus company Circa and Bundaberg’s arts production company Creative Regions, Circa Crush was supported by Festivals Australia and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Circa offered in-school programs and school holiday workshops throughout...

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SunPAC opens its doors with smiles and laughter.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in E-News | 0 comments

SunPAC, one of the newest performing arts centres in Brisbane is officially open for business. More than 3500 guests attended a very colourful, exciting and vibrant open day for the new venue. Produced by Wilde Applause, SunPAC had a range of performances on offer for guests of all ages. Smiles, laughter and excitement flowed through the new venue, kick starting the energy of SunPAC. Located in Sunnybank and officially open for just over a...

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SunPac

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Venues | 0 comments

SunPAC is a new 300 seat performing arts venue in Sunnybank, Brisbane. Functions Available Catering Cinema Concerts Conference Corporate Eisteddfod Expos Meetings Outdoor Broadcasts Theatre Trade shows Wedding Contact the venue 470 McCullough St Sunnybank QLD 4109 Ph: (07) 3323 9629 E: info@sunpac.net.au W:...

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Dawn Lang Performing Arts Centre (A. B. Paterson College)

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Venues | 0 comments

Dawn Lang Performing Arts Centre The Dawn Lang Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art theatre within the campus of A. B. Paterson College at Arundel on the Gold Coast. Functions Available Catering Cinema Concerts Conference Corporate Eisteddfod Expos Meetings Outdoor Broadcasts Theatre Trade shows Wedding Contact the Venue Marshall McAdam Theatre Manager 10 A.B. PATERSON DRIVE, ARUNDEL GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND 4214 Ph: 07 5594 7947 Fax:...

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Amber Technology

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Venues | 0 comments

Amber Technology Limited (Affiliate Member since 2016) Amber Technology is one of Australia's largest and most respected distributors of high technology equipment solutions to the professional broadcast, film, recording, live production and home entertainment markets. Formed in 1987, Amber Technology delivers some of the world's most innovative and smartest electronics to the Australian and New Zealand markets providing the bridge between...

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