Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC)
The new Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) officially opened on 15 December 2018.


Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is Cairns Regional Council's leading performance arts venue.

We strive to play an important role in the development and growth of the arts in our region while engaging through genuine and significant ways with our community on an artistic level to contribute towards Cairns becoming the Arts and Cultural Capital of Northern Australia.

The centre contains a 941 seat proscenium theatre with a 13.5 metre deep by 27 metre wide (including wings) stage. Also within the centre is the Studio, seating up to 400, the Studio can be configured in a variety of ways including in the round, thrust, concert and proscenium.

At CPAC you will witness innovative and debut performances in addition to a well-crafted mix of classics and revived theatrical pieces. With multiple performance spaces across the CPAC site, the versatility of the venue enables the presentation of a variety of events including theatre, music, dance, contemporary circus, opera, film and comedy.

Please check the Visiting page for frequently asked questions about ticketing, how to get here, parking and more.

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