JUTE Theatre Company
Established in Cairns in 1992, JUTE Theatre Company is a significant regional theatre company driving the development, co-production, national and international touring of contemporary Australian plays from the regions.

JUTE passionately engages others in the telling of new stories that stimulate the mind, revitalize the spirit and lift the heart, providing a true sense of true belonging. Since 2004 JUTE Theatre Company has operated from its home at the Centre of Contemporary Arts - a significant regional infrastructure, funded by State Government.

Our development initiatives work to create a connection between our theatre makers and our audiences, providing many access points for us all to come together to increase the cultural prosperity of our region, making it a vibrant place to live.


JUTE Theatre Factory

Behind the scenes JUTE is working non-stop to raise the voltage of creative excellence in our region. We invest in people, enabling them to tell their stories, providing mentoring, training and support for regional actors, directors, playwrights & independent producers.

  • Theatre Factory - state of the art development programs in the craft of making theatre
  • Write Sparks – annual writer & script development program
  • Write Out Loud - online writing course
  • JUTE Theatre School – developing early career actors
  • Visiting Artists’ Desk – providing desk and computer space for independent artists

Audience Engagement

We love our audience, even those that have yet to see our shows! It’s thrilling to watch someone experience theatre for the first time and our engagement programs give theatre newbies the confidence to experience a whole new world. For our regular theatre- goers, we now provide fun ways for you to deepen your knowledge of the theatre artform and provide you with many avenues to learn more and respond to our work.

  • JUTE Theatre School – bringing young people into the world of professional theatre
  • Exit Surveys – an opportunity for audience members to give JUTE feedback on the company and our productions
  • Boutique Touring Circuit Development – developing audiences for our work in other centres
  • Volunteers, Work Experience and Internship Programs - for people in the community who wish to gain skills in the theatre and arts administration

To find out how you can get involved with JUTE Theatre Company visit their website  or phone: 07 40 326636.

Always surprising, always vibrant. This is JUTE.


Please note: JUTE's office has temporarily relocated to The Pump House at Tanks Art Centre until May 2019.

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