The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Announcing PTP Aotearoa 

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After two successful years delivering Australia’s only specialised training program for performing arts presenters, PAC Australia has joined forces with Auckland Live to deliver the program in New Zealand in 2023.

Presenter Training Programme Aotearoa (PTP Aotearoa) will offer a New Zealand-specific training focus, unpacking the unique challenges faced by performing arts presenters, while developing skills to enhance success and add value to audiences, stakeholders, and community. Informed by the local context, the structured program covers essential topics such as governance and financial models, marketing and audience development, working with producers, and building a balanced and diverse program.

PTP Aotearoa launches today, and Auckland Live is now seeking applications from New Zealand-based presenters to join to 2023 cohort.

PTP Australia and the extended Presenter Development Program (PDP) are due to open for applications from Australian-based presenters later in 2023.

Participants from both PTP Aotearoa and PTP Australia will have two opportunities to connect for a cross-cultural exchange as part of the 2023 program.

‘PAC Australia is immensely proud of our Presenter Training Program and the outcomes participants have been able to achieve in such a short space of time. As the only bespoke training program specifically designed for performing arts presenting, we’re thrilled to be working with our colleagues in Aotearoa to expand the reach and impact of the program.’

– Katherine Connor, PAC Australia’s Executive Director