Cairns Performing Arts Centre
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Cairns Performing Arts Centre

  • Address

    Corner of Sheridan & Florence streets 9-11 Florence St
    Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia

  • Social

Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is Cairns’ leading performing arts venue, located in the heart of the city.

CPAC plays an integral role in the development of the arts and culture through meaningful engagement with both the general public and a diverse collection of creatives.

At CPAC, patrons relish the opportunity to witness innovative and debut performances alongside a well-crafted mix of classics, revived theatrical pieces and a wide range of touring productions. Their ongoing program of events encompasses a particular focus on youth, new collaborations and providing a platform for local performing artists.

With multiple performance spaces across the CPAC precinct, the versatility of the venue ensures a vast variety of events can be hosted, including theatre, music, dance, contemporary circus, opera, film, comedy and more.

The site includes a proscenium arch theatre, complete with an orchestra pit able to accommodate an entire symphony orchestra. With 941 seats in the house, the theatre offers premium viewing regardless of where you are seated.

CPAC houses a studio theatre, which can seat up to 400 people and can be reconfigured by the automated flooring system, enabling the presentation of a multitude of events.

Florence Social, located on the ground level of CPAC is a perfect meeting place to catch up with your loved ones while enjoying refreshments before the performance begins and during a performance interval.


Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Corner of Sheridan & Florence streets 9-11 Florence St
Queensland 4870, Australia

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Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Facilities bar

  • Cafe

  • Carpark

  • Family friendly

  • Non smoking

  • Parents room

  • Public toilet