Tropical Arts Association Inc
An Inclusive Theatre Company, Tropical Arts makes theatre with a diverse range of actors and community partners. Join us to get involved in all aspects of theatre or volunteer to build skills and social connection. Our main stage production is an annual large-cast Shakespeare at the Tanks production. All welcome.

We are a not-for profit community theatre group based in Cairns, Australia. We specialize in community theatre.  Our members range in age from 4 years old to 80 years old.

Tropical Arts aims to find pathways into theatre for everyone whether they are professional actors, experienced amateurs, students, first timers to the stage, visual artists, musicians, or keen community members who want to help backstage.

Since we started in Cairns in 2008 we have had over 10,000 people come to our performances.

Each year our major event is a large-cast, site-specific Shakespeare production with a tropical interpretation.  We have done various other projects and performances.

At the Tanks Art Centre in Cairns is where we have performed in our annual ‘Shakespeare at the Tanks’ season:

  • Two Gentlemen from Verona Cairns – 2019
  • Twelfth Night – 2018
  • Taming of the Shrew – 2016
  • Macbeth – 2015
  • Much Ado About Nothing – 2014
  • All’s Well That Ends Well – 2013
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 2012
  • Romeo and Juliet – 2011
  • Measure for Measure – 2010
  • When the Wheels Fall Off the World – 2009
  • The Merchant of Venice – 2009
  • The Tempest – 2008

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