Support NORPA

For almost 30 years, NORPA has entertained, connected and engaged our community, challenging you with the new and the extraordinary, and inspiring you with stories from the country and culture around us.

The recent floods devastated our home, the Lismore City Hall. Your support is essential to help us rebuild and renew.

Your donation to our Flood Relief appeal will directly support NORPA to continue making original Australian theatre, supporting First Nations artists, local artists, and our youth and schools engagement programs.


NORPA Foundation

Support NORPA annually with a donation to the NORPA Foundation.

Donations to the NORPA Foundation support:

New works:<br />
We are makers

New works:
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

Education:<br />
We inspire young people

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.

Photo | Kurt Petersen

Indigenous:<br />
We make shows with First Nations people

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, premiered in July 2021.

Photo | Kate Holmes

Thank you to our donors, we couldn’t do what we do without you

Jodie Bailie, Dr Andrew & Jenifer Binns, Dr Austin & Annie Curtin, Andrew & Gaela Hurford, David & Sharne Wolff


Dr Chris Blaxland, Vicki Brooke, Annie Chapelle, Jeremy Curtin, Anne Gilmore, Brian Henry, Nick & Tanya Jones, Deepak Khuller & Luke Atkinson, Ian & Sally Lennon, Tony Margan, Ronny Susanto, In loving memory of John C Alsop

Enid Aitken, Lindsay Aitkin, Johanna Andreasen, Gregory Apps, Rev Thea Archinal, Sarah Armstrong, Jan Armstrong, Luke Atkinson, Megan Bennett, Duncan Blaine, Emily Bonotto, Robyn Brady, Peter Brooker, Karin Burn, Amanda Cartwright, Helen Casali, Jacqueline Cincotta, Mark Conaghan, Sandra Correia, Colin Cussell, Rhys Daniell, Melanie Darragh, Anne Diamond, Gayle Dixon, Jenny Dowell, Herwig Drobetz, Jill Eddington, Robyn Egan, Birgit Eider, Lisa Fahy, Wendy Firth, Vanessa Flipse, James Forbes, David Frid, Rob Garbutt, Zoe Griffiths, Diane Grose, Sophia Hall, Meredith Hams, Graham Hams, Bettina Hartmann, Chamindu Haththotuwegama, Alison Herd, JJ Hill, Julie Hodges, Jayne Hoffman, Linda Iacopetta, Yvette James, Wendy Johnson, Sharnette Josephs, Les Joyce, Betty Judd, Kamiraba Pty Ltd, David Keep, Tanya Kirkland, Anita Kuhn, Lyndall Lee, Sophie Leslie, Vicki Liddle, Libby Lincoln, Belinda Locke, Katrina Luckie, Angie Luxton, Michael M Murray, Maryanne Mackey, Jon Maddison, Katrina Mahoney, Sarah Marquet, Leonie Martin-Smith, Katrina Mathieson, Sarah McFayden, Yari McGauley, Ann McLennan-Simon, Sharon Miller, Ines Moco, Cynthia Moncrieff, Tim Murphy, Paulina Newman, Susan O’Hara, Colleen Oates, Ems Oliver, John & Myeka Page, Barbara Parker, Megan Passey, Jade Pattrick, Suzette Pearce, Denise Pearson, Carol Perry, Louise Petherbridge, Nora Pieterse, Christine Porter, Diana Pritchard, Robyn Quickenden, Colleen Reilly, Margaret Rigby, David Roxburgh, Monique Ryan, Robin Sanderson, Helen Sandstrom, Phillipa Schultz, Gordon Serone, Jeremy Sheaffe, Rick Shearman, Jane Sheehy Tim Simaile, Katinka Smit, Lyndall Smith, Gillian Smith, Mark Bernard Smith, Barbara Somerville, Sigrid Staender-Challender, Paul Standish, Ulf Steinvorth, Brigitte Stievermann, Megan Stringer, Margaret Teggins, Liz Terracini, Ray Tickner, Ann Tosomeen, Gerbrich Voolstra, Elizabeth Wallach, Graham & Jean Warburton, Robert Waters, Anita Wenden, Amanda Wilson, Tracey Whitby

NORPA Foundation Committee

The NORPA Foundation is overseen by a committee of dedicated community leaders and is chaired by 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.
Patrick Healey  Accountant at CASPA and former General Manager of NORPA.

If would like to know more about our Foundation please contact Kristy Jones via [email protected] or call 02 6622 0300.

Make a Donation

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).