Stage Queensland is the peak body for performing arts centres in Queensland and the Northern Territory supporting a vibrant network of members to provide quality arts and cultural experiences to their communities. Individually Stage Queensland members are primarily the main presenters and advocates of cultural product within their region. Collectively Stage Queensland members provide access to the largest presenter group of performing arts product in Northern Australia. Until March 2017 Stage Queensland was known as NARPACA.
Queenslanders and visitors experience great performing arts.
To connect performing arts with Queensland audiences.
• We believe performing arts are fundamental to creating good places to live and visit
• We believe in access to arts and culture for diverse audiences in diverse places
• We believe that our value increases when we work together
Our four key outcome areas
1. Presenters and producers work together
2. Skilled industry professionals
3. Quality statewide infrastructure
4. Priorities informed by industry
Stage Queensland’s brief encompasses the needs of members who are engaged in a wide range of activities including the presentation of local and touring performing arts productions, community cultural development, commercial venue hire and non-arts events and functions such as meetings and conferences.
Stage Queensland members are responsible for professionally managed venues within their communities that stretch from the Gold Coast in the South to Mount Isa in the West, Cairns in the North to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Member-venues range in size, catchment and structure ranging from large metropolitan centres such as Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane to small regional centres such as Capella Cultural Centre. Stage Queensland venues also range in age such as the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba originally constructed in 1911, the Pilbeam Theatre in Rockhampton constructed in the 1970s and Redland Performing Arts Centre which officially opened in 2008. In recent years, membership has expanded to include theatres in both secondary and tertiary educational settings and performing arts producers seeking broader engagement with presenters in Northern Australia.
Stage Queensland is sustainably managed by an elected Committee and currently engages a part time Executive Officer, a part time Accounts Officer, and a part time Communications Officer to assist with the day to day running of the organisation and high quality service delivery to members and stakeholders.