Performers at NORPA’s studio space are smiling a bit brighter thanks to a $53,000 NSW Government grant 'to create one of the finest spaces for making new theatre in regional Australia’.
Lismore City Hall | Friday 28 Sept, Sat 29 Sept, Wed 3 Oct till Sat 6 Oct | 7.30pm | $20–49 Women of Wildskin Carrying on from the hallmarks of NORPA’s original works, the company presents Wildskin, an all-female ensemble... Read More →
Lismore City Hall | Wednesday 12 Septmber | 7.30pm | $25–36 What is the price of internet fame? This is the question asked by award-winning theatre show Viral. It’s the story of Art and Zane, two boys who try to get more... Read More →
Lismore’s NORPA and Murwillumbah Theatre Company have received funding to build indigenous talent and to bring more creative performance works to the region.
Bundjalung dancer Thomas E. S. Kelly, who will be performing his latest dance work [MIS]CONCEIVE in Lismore next month, has won the prestigious 2018 The Dreaming Award for an emerging artist aged 18-26 years.
NORPA's upcoming production, A Prudent Man, asks what makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick?
Last week dancer and choreographer Emma Saunders was in the NORPA Studio developing a new solo movement work Dancing With Myself.
Audiences from Lismore and beyond were treated to a very special event last week as NORPA presented Djurra, a work in drama and dance.
Inspired by a Bundjalung creation story called Three Brothers, NORPA’s latest offering is a mesmerising dance theatre piece called Djurra.
Last week NORPA launched their exciting new program for 2018 with artistic director Julian Louis, now in his 11th year, calling the regional theatre company the Wild dog of Australian Theatre. ‘I think that regionally there is a sense we... Read More →
NORPA’s 2018 season launch will be held tonight at Lismore City Hall where north coast culture lovers can get a taste for the next thrilling selection of physical theatre, dance, drama, music and cabaret works for the region, including Djurra, inspired by the Bundjalung creation story.
NORPA’s newest work has been years in the making. Inspired by a Bundjalung Nation creation story, Djurra is an emotive piece of dance theatre that tells the story through interwoven vignettes. Using powerful First Nation monologues and striking imagery, this... Read More →
NORPA Chair David Wolff has announced four new appointments to the board of the innovative Lismore-based regional theatre company, including former Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell and former artistic director of Opera Queensland, Lindy Hume.
One of Australia’s leading puppetry companies, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, conducted a special paper and puppet-making workshop for local kids at Macadamia Castle yesterday.
Opera Australia are doing a one night gala concert to support NORPAs flood appeal that will feature the entire cast from The Marriage of Figaro with a live chamber orchestra performing a selection of arias and ensembles from some of the world’s most loved operas.
A groundbreaking partnership led by emerging Aboriginal artists, Horse’s Mouth is an artistic exchange between NORPA and Beyond Empathy bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists from across regional Australia.
The arts community in Lismore has many faces and they have been challenged by the loss of buildings, creative spaces, art, instruments and materials during the recent flooding by ex-cyclone Debbie. Many of the groups are getting back on their feet but they still need your support.
The Doug Anthony All Stars’ almost sold-out appearance at Lismore City Hall scheduled for this Thursday (April 6) has been postponed due to the flood.
Andy Saunders is one of the featured comedians at Lismore Laughs in March. So just what makes this funny man tick? My favourite dance move is the… conterpretive, cross between interpretive and contemporary, it’s hard to not watch. The song... Read More →
Paul Capsis needs little introduction. His voice has been described as ‘an act of God’. When he presents his show Addicted to the Nightlife at Lismore City Hall, be prepared to be seduced by this strong yet deceivingly fragile powerhouse. I... Read More →
The Wonderbabe Collective have been artists-in-residence at NORPA for the last two weeks developing a new work called The Adventures of Wonderbabe – a live storytelling performance set to a thumping DJ set, made for music and cultural festivals. A young... Read More →
Paul Capsis will present a specially-curated show, 'Addicted to the Nightlife', featuring all his classics, to the Lismore City Hall on 29 and 30 Dec in association with the annual Tropical Fruits Festival and NORPA.
The Listies Ruin Xmas is an uproarious take on the holiday panto. Its mission? To make families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes. A few years ago Rich and Matt decided to shake up the world of kids comedy, and... Read More →
Next year's NORPA performing arts program is being hailed as its biggest to date and a paradise for arts lovers.
Last year local theatre company NORPA took performance on to the railway platform at Lismore; this year they’re taking us in to the hills to Eureka Hall for their new homegrown work Dreamland. The Echo caught up with Julian Louis,... Read More →