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Welcome to APACA

The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association is the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts centres from the iconic Sydney Opera House to the remote Matt Dann Cultural Centre in Australia’s vast North West.

We also support the development of performing arts in general throughout Australia with our rapidly growing associate membership including producing companies, touring organisations and funding bodies.

Annually APACA members present in excess 53 000 events, with over 11 million attendances, in an industry valued in excess of $1.1 billion.

APACA members have the lobbying and advocacy power of Australia’s national performing arts peak body behind them when needed and in front of them leading the way with national strategic initiatives.



Following the huge success of the recent 2014 APACA performing arts conference, HARVEST, APACA is pleased to announce  that the 2015 conference MOBILISE will be held at CarriageWorks in Sydney in the week of 17 August, 2015.



APACA congratulates 2014 Drover Award winners.

Tour of the Year [tie]:

Jack Charles Vs The Crown; Ilbijerri Theatre Company [Tour Producer, Performing Lines]

Animal Farm; shake & stir theatre co [Tour Coordination by arTour/Artslink Qld]

Performing Arts Centre of the Year:

Theatre Royal, Hobart

Touring Legend:

Robert Love



Recent additions to our resources:

APACA’s Venue Charges and Salaries report is available for purchase. [View an extract here]

Members who participated in the survey will be sent a copy of the report free of charge.

APACA’s Guide to Touring [2013] has been updated and is available for download from our downloads page.


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