Flood Relief – Rebuilding NORPA
NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) is one of the few remaining professional theatre companies creating new Australian works from regional Australia.
We’re heartbroken for our community and region. We send all our love to the people and families affected across the Northern Rivers. All our staff and volunteers are ok, but many have lost their homes.
Sadly the level of destruction at NORPA’s home, the Lismore City Hall, is extensive and covers the ground floor, including the NORPA offices, the Studio, kitchen, loading dock and green rooms and into second floor and main theatre. Thankfully we moved a lot of our equipment up onto tables and onto the stage the day before the flood and the majority of this has been spared.
NORPA has spent almost 30 years developing Lismore City Hall to be our region’s major performing arts centre and cultural hub for our community, we’re devastated by the prospect of saying goodbye to another season of incredible theatre and performances.
We’re unsure how long it will take to repair and rebuild. We’re working on a strategy to make sure we can bring our community together to share the joy of live performance again soon. We’ll keep you updated.
If you’d like to help, you can make a donation to the NORPA Flood Relief campaign via the link below:Donate now