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La Boite and Performing Lines join National Performing Partnership Arts Framework


Creative Australia will welcome two new entrants to the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) from 2025 – 2028.

Administered by Creative Australia, the Partnership Framework is delivered in collaboration with all states and the Northern Territory. The Partnership Framework is recognised in the National Cultural Policy Revive as a significant part of Creative Australia’s role, providing a range of performing arts organisations with the stability of up to eight years of investment.

The Poison of Polygamy at La Boite Theatre 2023. Credit:Tai Bobongi.

The new entrants include Brisbane’s La Boite, which stands as Australia’s longest continuing running theatre company, boasting a remarkable 100-year legacy. La Boite is home to the iconic 400 seat Roundhouse Theatre, the country’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, fostering an immersive experience where the audience surrounds the stage.

Hide the Dog by Nathan Maynard and Jamie McCaskill. Photo: Pat Stevenson.

Performing Lines will also join the Partnership Framework. This nationally renowned producing organisation – which works across Australia and will have investment from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia – is dedicated to developing and presenting groundbreaking and transformative performances, creating pathways for independent artists to present their work.

Investment in 37 existing Partnership Frameworks organisations will continue from 2025 – 2028. With the new entrants joining, the investment provides investment for up to 8 years for 39 companies.

The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for the Arts said:

“La Boite and Performing Lines have been brilliantly telling Australian stories for years. This recognition is well deserved and can’t come soon enough.”

CEO Adrian Collette AM said:

“We are delighted to welcome La Boite and Performing Lines to the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework. The addition of these two new entrants will help to enrich Australia’s cultural landscape, offering audiences across Australia a wealth of diverse and transformative performances that inspire, provoke, and captivate.”

Read more about the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework on the Creative Australia website.


Media enquiries:

Brianna Roberts, Media Manager, Creative Australia

Phone: 0498 123 541



Further Information:

Organisation  State/Territory 
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra  South Australia 
Artback NT  Northern Territory 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra  New South Wales 
Australian Chamber Orchestra  New South Wales 
Back to Back Theatre  Victoria 
Bangarra Dance Theatre  New South Wales 
Belvoir  New South Wales 
Black Swan State Theatre Company  Western Australia 
Circa  Queensland 
Dancenorth  Queensland 
Griffin Theatre Company  New South Wales 
Ilbijerri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre  Victoria 
La Boite Theatre  Queensland 
Malthouse Theatre  Victoria 
Marrugeku  Western Australia 
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra  Victoria 
Melbourne Theatre Company  Victoria 
Musica Viva Australia  New South Wales 
Opera Australia  New South Wales 
Opera Queensland  Queensland 
Orchestra Victoria  Victoria 
Performing Lines  New South Wales 
Queensland Ballet  Queensland 
Queensland Symphony Orchestra  Queensland 
Queensland Theatre Company  Queensland 
State Opera of South Australia  South Australia 
State Theatre Company of South Australia  South Australia 
Sydney Dance Company  New South Wales 
Sydney Symphony Orchestra  New South Wales 
Sydney Theatre Company  New South Wales 
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra  Tasmania 
Terrapin Puppet Theatre  Tasmania 
The Australian Ballet  Victoria 
The Bell Shakespeare Company  New South Wales 
Victorian Opera  Victoria 
West Australian Ballet  Western Australia 
West Australian Opera  Western Australia 
West Australian Symphony Orchestra  Western Australia 
Windmill Theatre Company  South Australia