• 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 tangible form

  • 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.