NORPA moves out for City Hall works
NORTHERN Rivers Performing Arts Group will be based at the Lismore Club from December 17 until major works are completed at Lismore City Hall in July.
These include the hall having covered outdoor spaces, a new loading dock, and upgrades to the foyer, auditorium and acoustics.
All contact details will remain the same, with NORPA administration back on deck from January 7.
NORPA launches its 2013 season on May 22. The organisation plans to have its first theatrical performance in the new look Lismore City Hall on July 19.
"NORPA is going to use the first part of the year as an opportunity to really focus our energies on creating new homegrown theatre works through our 'Generator' program, the creative development arm of NORPA," artisitic director Julian Louis said.
"Hugely successful works such as 'Railway Wonderland' were developed through Generator.
"In 2013 one of these projects will be 'My Radio Heart', which NORPA is developing in partnership with the disability sector.
"These works take a lot of time to bring to the stage but it's what makes NORPA unique and what our audiences love.
"Next year NORPA will celebrate 20 years of bringing performing arts to the region.
"It's wonderful that we'll be able to celebrate this achievement in a new-look Lismore City Hall.
We're also putting on a big fundraising event on March 16 with lots of entertaining surprises so we have a lot to keep us busy while the Lismore City Hall is undergoing renovations."