• 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 are facilitated by an autonomous independent group of experienced theatre devotees and has no affiliation or connection with any professional or community theatre group, company, alliance or organisation.