Support NORPA

For 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.

While we continue to innovatively recover from the 2022 floods which keeps a Lismore-based venue offline, your continued support is vital to our engagement with local artists and audiences across the Northern Rivers region.

We continue to make and present original Australian theatre without walls, support First Nations artists and stories on country, offer employment and training to local artists, and deliver vibrant 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 | Kate Holmes

Education:<br />
We inspire young people

We inspire young people

NORPA offers an annual program for primary and secondary school students across the region. Like Lift, a youth holiday program guiding participants through aerial training, improvisation and choreographic techniques to develop their own performance style and build connections with each other.

Photo | Kate Holmes

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 and toured the Northern Rivers in November 2023.

Photo | Kate Holmes

Thank you to our current donors for their support of world class theatre in regional Australia. 

Courtney Miller & Damian Kassabgi, and Hurford Hardwood.


Dr Andrew & Jenifer Binns, Anne Gilmore, Ben Franklin, Jeremy Sheaffe, and Josephine Wolanski. 


Anonymous, Bettina Hartmann, Brian Henry, Dean Hampel, Donna Clemments, Elizabeth Wallach, Jessica Frid, Jill Eddington, Jo Thomas, John Hertzberg, Josephine Phipps, Kathleen Cator, Kay Edwards, Linden Tierney, Lindy Hume, Margaret Weatherby, Monique Ryan, Nick & Tanya Jones, Patricia Ryan, Peter Alabaster, Sandy Alsop and Tricia Shantz.

Philanthropic support provided by Bant Street Foundation, Broadwaters Foundation and JLDJS Foundation.

NORPA Makers Hub supported by The Petersen Family Foundation.

NORPA Foundation Committee

The NORPA Foundation is overseen by a committee of dedicated community leaders and includes:

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.
Jill Eddington Arts sector consultant and NORPA Board member.
Tanya Jones, Rest Media.

If would like to know more about our Foundation please contact Linden Tierney 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, or by calling us on 02 6622 0300 (9am to 5pm Mon-Fri).