APACA | Connecting people to performance …
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre
  • Force Majeure - Nothing to Lose
  • CDP Theatre Producers - Snugglepot and Cuddliepie
  • Windmill Theatre - Grug
  • Force Majeure - Food
  • Legs on the Wall

Welcome to APACA


The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association is the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts presenters from the iconic Sydney Opera House to remote regional centres.

We support the development of the performing arts throughout Australia with our broad membership including arts centres, independent producers and companies, festivals and performing arts consultants, agencies and funding bodies.

Annually APACA members present in excess 53 000 events, with over 11 million attendances, in an industry valued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics 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.


2015 ECONOMIC ACTIVITY and VENUE CHARGES & SALARIES Reports now available.

Download a preview: Economic Activity Report

Download a preview: Venue Charges and Salaries Report

Full copies of this benchmarking report can be purchased here or contact us for more information.



APACA’s 30th annual performing arts conference The New Normal and APACA 2nd National Performing Arts Exchange [PAX] brought together members, colleagues, policy makers, international, national and local key speakers to provoke, explore and debate how we support and build our sector and our professional creative practices and showcase work in development and ready to tour.




We’re delighted that TicketServ has once again come on board as APACA’s Principal Partner for the 2016 APACA conference The New Normal.

TicketServ have been long-term supporters of APACA and the industry as a whole.

We wholeheartedly thank them for their continued support.

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APACA is pleased to provide you with a list of key arts dates for 2016. A few federal funding rounds, festival dates, awards nights, key meetings and forums to keep you in the loop.

You can download the list of dates here.

We are currently finalising Key Dates for 2017 – if you have an event for inclusion please contact us.


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