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Have you got a Byron Shire hall experience to share with NORPA? NORPA are keen to hear your stories and experiences (contemporary or historical) of any of the community halls in the Byron Shire. Whether it be a 21st birthday party that went wrong, a… Read More »Your Story

The Brunswick Picture House

After 30 years, the curtain is lifting on the Brunswick Picture House. The iconic site on Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads has had a new lease on life and opens its doors this coming Easter weekend. A fun packed program of events has been created… Read More »The Brunswick Picture House


BROADWAY COMES TO BANGALOW! It’s been called a ‘lollapalooza of a show’ and has been staged everywhere from New York to London, Japan to Toronto, and a multitude of cities in between. Now the recently formed Bangalow Theatre Company (BTC) will take on this Broadway… Read More »THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Railway Wonderland

The last train left the platform of Lismore, north coast NSW, in May 2004. Like so many regional towns in Australia, the train station was a thriving centre of activity and the lifeline of the community. The history of the Northern Rivers region is written on… Read More »Railway Wonderland

NORPA 2015

World-class performing arts right on our doorstep! We’re a lucky lot to live on the North Coast and it just got better with NORPA’s recent announcement of its 2015 season. Highlights include contemporary circus superstars Circa with their new show Beyond, NORPA’s own Railway Wonderland… Read More »NORPA 2015


Tucked away in the hinterland village of Federal is a ground-breaking concept that’s challenging popular perceptions of dance – and changing the cultural landscape of art and performance along the way. Centred on the basic tenet of using communication as a creative tool, The Corner Dance… Read More »THE CORNER DANCE LAB

My Radio Heart

Last week NORPA at Lismore City Hall premiered their new homegrown theatre work My Radio Heart, created in collaboration with Sydney’s Urban Theatre Projects. My Radio Heart is definitely a voice of a new generation – cast members of different abilities come together in a… Read More »My Radio Heart

The Faces of My Radio Heart

A few years ago Julian Louis, the Artistic Director of Lismore-based theatre company NORPA saw a band perform at an art gallery opening called Tralala Blip. Never heard them? You should. They’re a super cool band made up of people of mixed abilities and they make beautiful,… Read More »The Faces of My Radio Heart