NORPA is the leading theatre company shaping contemporary performance from regional Australia.
The Northern Rivers is our physical and spiritual home – we draw inspiration from its landscape, history, people and culture. We are driven to tell our stories in accessible and dynamic ways. Our works challenge perceptions of the performing arts. They use dance, circus, visual art, live music, surprising locations, audience interaction, and all manner of human and technological skill to tell the story. Our projects are ambitious and take us, and our audiences, to new places.
We develop our theatre from scratch – fresh and local. We’re passionate about local creation. We tackle significant social issues. We collaborate with community groups, leading theatre companies and professional artists across Australia. We have our own unique, engaging event-based theatre style. NORPA is part of the conversation defining contemporary Australian performing arts and storytelling.