For over 25 years, NORPA has entertained, connected and engaged with our community, challenging you with the new and the extraordinary, and inspiring you with stories from the country and culture around us.
The arts and culture industries have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Our theatres are closed, we’ve lost box office revenue and many artists and creatives are out of work.
As we approach the end of the financial year, we ask for your support so we can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis strong and ready to bring our community, artists and audiences together again through great theatre experiences.MAKE A DONATION
Donations to the NORPA Foundation support our work in the following areas:
We are makers
NORPA is one of only a few regional theatre companies in Australia that creates original theatre inspired by place. This work creates unique experiences for local and visiting audiences and, very importantly, contributes to Australia's collective cultural landscape.
Photo | Hamish McCormick
We inspire young people
Our youth theatre program provides opportunities for 5,000 primary and secondary school students from across the Northern Rivers each year. We are currently developing an extensive Youth Theatre Program, which will see us create professionally led youth productions.
Photo | Kurt Petersen
We make shows with First Nations people
NORPA is dedicated to supporting First Nations and Indigenous artists through residencies, workshops and new works about Bundjalung country. Flow, a yarn about country and the water flowing through it, will premiere in November 2020.
Photo | Kate Holmes
Andrew & Jenifer Binns, Jodie Bailie, Dr Austin & Annie Curtin, Andrew & Gaela Hurford
In loving memory of John C Alsop, Dr Chris Blaxland, Vicki Brooke, Jeremy Curtin, Austin Curtin, Anne Gilmore, Brian Henry, Nick & Tanya Jones, Jennifer McLennan & Michael Bird
Johanna Andreasen, Gregory Apps, Rev Thea Archinal, Luke Atkinson, Colin Cussell, Melanie Darragh, Jenny Dowell, Birgit Elder, Vanessa Flipse, Rob Garbutt, Diana Grose, Kamiraba Pty Ltd, Sophia Hall, Bettina Hartmann, Jayne Hoffman, Les Joyce, David Keep, Tania Kirkland, Sophie Leslie, Libby Lincoln, Belinda Locke, Katrina Luckie, Angie Luxton, Katrina Mahoney, Leone Martin-Smith, Katrina Mathieson, Sarah McFayden, Paulina Newman, Myeka Page, Megan Passey, Denise Pearson, Carol Perry, Colleen Reilly, Margaret Rigby, Monique Ryan, Phillipa Schultz, Rick Shearman, Lyndall Smith, Gillian Smith, Sigrid Staender-Challender, Paul Standish, Ray Tickner, Ann Tosomeen, Elizabeth Wallch, Anita Wenden, Tracey Whitby
Choose your annual NORPA Foundation donation:
Friend $100 – $999
Member $1,000 – $4,999
Patron $5,000 and over
We welcome one time donations of any amount. All donations are tax-deductible.
Donations can be made online, via our Box Office, by calling us on 1300 066 772 (9am to 4pm Tue-Wed).MAKE A DONATION
The NORPA Foundation is overseen by a committee of dedicated community leaders and is chaired by local community advocate, Annie Curtin.
Dr Andrew Binns AM Lismore based General Practitioner (GP), former NORPA Board Member and Chair.
Annie Chapelle Co-Founder and Director of Byron Bay Coffee Company.
Annie Curtin Former Chair of Our Kids and community advocate.
Jill Eddington Arts sector consultant and NORPA Board member.
Tanya Jones Co-Founder and Director of Rest Media.
Nick Lake Co-Founder of EnergyLab, Managing Director of Nickel Energy and former NORPA Board Member.
If would like to know more about our Foundation please contact Kristy Jones via [email protected] or call 02 6622 0300.