Image: Kate Holmes.


Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia

NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant regionally based arts organisations. Based in the northern rivers of New South Wales, NORPA creates its own brand of original work that connects to regional communities through adventurous and site-specific theatre. NORPA has developed a reputation for creating engaging and popular works that combine dance, physical theatre, live music and story.



NORPA also programs and co-produces shows by leading national companies, and a diverse group of associate artists. NORPA manages a performing arts centre in Lismore which provides a home to present an annual season, a rehearsal space for the company’s productions, and a fully resourced studio space for local and interstate artists residencies and workshops.

NORPA has been awarded the Sidney Myer Foundation Performing Arts Award (2011) and a Drover Award for Tour of the Year for Cockfight (2019), co-produced with The Farm.