CPAC Theatre

A 941 seat proscenium theatre that is ideally suited to opera, ballet and large-scale theatrical events.

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CPAC Studio

Seating up to 400, the Studio can be configured in a variety of ways including in the round, thrust, concert and proscenium.

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Munro Martin Parklands

A public park with a large stage suitable for an audience of up to 3500. The 13m high green proscenium is the only one of its kind in Australia.

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The Cairns Performing Arts Centre and neighbouring Munro Martin Parklands provide a triad of appealing, functional and versatile venues which enable enormous opportunity to host a wide variety of performances.

The Cairns Performing Arts Centre opened on 15 December 2018, providing an extraordinarily enhanced audience experience and a state-of-the-art facility.

The main components of CPAC are:

  • A 941 seat main auditorium incorporating balcony seating
  • A significantly increased foyer, bar area and public amenities
  • A studio theatre that can double as a 400-seat performance space, rehearsal and warm-up area
  • Improved back of house facilities, including more change rooms and toilets, a cross over, higher and covered loading bay
  • A deeper stage, more spacious wings, higher proscenium arch, higher fly tower and more fly lines
  • A much larger orchestra pit and providing better piano storage
  • Improved acoustics

The CPAC foyer and refreshment bar both open 1 hour before programmed CPAC events, so please ensure you allow time to enjoy a hot or cold beverage, refreshments, and take in some of the spectacular public artworks on display.