Why is Council building a new performing arts centre

The Cairns Civic Theatre was built 40 years ago and no longer meets the needs and expectations of the community, nor local, regional and national performers.

Extensive independent studies and consultations have identified the shortfalls of the existing theatre and the requirements of current and potential users of the facility.

This Council has always been committed to providing a state-of-the-art regional performing arts venue commensurate with the needs and expected growth of the Cairns community. The Precinct project delivers such a venue. It is expected that the new CPAC will be completed in 2018.

Last updated: 20 April 2018