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We are a not-for profit community theatre group based in Cairns,  Australia. Tropical Arts is an organisation that prides itself on community engagement through the medium of theatre production.


Tropical Arts invites you to join us for inclusive explorers and ensemble training workshops

All welcome to attend our workshops starting at the beginning of February, 2021, Monday evening and Sunday afternoons, at ARC Community Hub, 52 McNamara St, Manunda

Director Training sign-up in May, to be one of ten directors contributing to this years,

Shakespeare at the Tanks 2021

Hamlet and the Climate Emergency

Watch this space for the call for cast and crew for our major annual production in October 2021.

Want to see something new from our Inclusive Explorers workshop….

Presentation at ARC Disability Services, Community Hub 52 MacNamara St Manunda. Entry via side gate and Cafe Connect.

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Aaron Lee is a 26-year-old Cairns local, first-time playwright who has put his creativity out there after pouring his “heart and soul into this play”.

True Friends invites the audience into a quirky, fresh but recognisable world in which 2 young women become friends and flourish. The play explores the journey of their friendship and takes regular dives into the unremarkable, often invisible tech we use on a daily basis, without thinking. Characters sing when they want to, and the play builds to a frenetic climax with Aaron inserting a play within a play. Borrowing from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and transforming it into something with his unique spin, Aaron Lee takes the comedy to another level of nautical twinsanity.

The True Friends presentation will showcase scenes from the play, read and performed by a Tropical Arts ensemble cast who have come along to the exploration over 6 weeks. We are bursting to share scenes we love and get some audience feedback. A limited number of seats are available, so bookings are essential – please click “Going” on Tropical Arts Facebook page !

2021 marks the 10th year of the Tropical Arts/ARC partnership. Come along and find out how we are creating pathways into theatre.

No Facebook? Email secretary.tropicalarts@gmail.com to book.

Let’s Stay COVID Safe: Please do not attend Tropical Arts workshops or events if you have cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath. If you feel unwell during a workshop or event immediately inform workshop leader or event organiser. You can help by following social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

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We invite you to LIVESTREAM HERE our 2020 Shakespeare at the Tanks production, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Verse”, supported by a Regional Arts Fund Relief grant.

Proudly Supported by Cairns Regional Council

Tropical Arts Association 2020 Shakespeare at the Tanks, “Sonnets and Verse” would not have been possible but for the generous In-Kind contribution made by Cairns Regional Council, and a 3 year Resource and Production agreement which has given us stability in this challenging year and allowed us to continue to offer Shakespeare at the Tanks in 2021 and 2022.

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