To Acknowledge the contribution made by community and non-professional performers in theatre groups and in high schools and colleges to the cultural life of the Gold Coast and surrounding areas
To Celebrate live theatre in the community, believing that theatre is
an essential part of peoples' lives, making life "better for people"
To Provide a forum for networking and sharing of resources between
theatre groups within the wider Gold Coast area
To Provide a public event where outstanding talent is rewarded in a
To Encourage the pursuit of excellence by aspiring performers
The Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards ("The Palmies") are facilitated by an independent team of experienced theatre and performing arts practitioners and educators. The Awards have no affiliation or connection with any other professional or community theatre company, group, alliance or organisation.