940 seats is still less than Townsville and Mackay, why not make it bigger?

Advice from theatre consultants and consultation with regional and national performing arts organisations is that an 850-seat theatre is financially viable for touring performances. 

The Cairns Performing Arts Centre will hold 940+ patrons split across ground floor and balcony seating. Introducing balcony seating will create a more intimate theatre that can deliver a better audience experience. 

A key aim of the design will be to maximise the experience of the theatre patrons while ensuring that theatre productions have appropriate stage and orchestra space.

Last updated: 03 June 2015