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 2023 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, Josephine Wolanski and Nick & Tanya Jones.


Anonymous, Bettina Hartmann, Brian Henry, Dean Hampel, Elizabeth Wallach, Jill Eddington, Jo Thomas, Josephine Phipps, Kay Edwards, Linden Tierney, Lindy Hume, Margaret Weatherby, 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.

FLOW 2023 supported by The Tony 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, via our Box Office, by calling us on 1300 066 772 (9am to 4pm Tue-Wed).