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Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th March 2019

Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Cnr Florence & Sheridan Streets Cairns

Image by: Colyn Huber


The annual Stage Queensland Managers' Conference offers professional development and networking opportunities for Managers / Programming Managers from performing arts centres across Queensland.

Stage Queensland and Cairns Performing Arts Centre are proud to present a diverse program for the 2019 Conference featuring the inspiring stories, people and places of Far North Queensland. We look forward to sharing this special part of the world with you.

Over three days, the program of special guest speakers will present and discuss a range of topics including cultural tourism, programming partnerships and first nations work and, as in previous years, there'll also be plenty of opportunities for information sharing and learning from your peers, networking and discussion.

The conference will commence at 1pm on Monday 25th March 2019 with an industry round-table lead by international arts leader, Steven A. Wolff who will also present the opening keynote speech. Delegates will enjoy a tour of Australia's newest performing arts centre followed by a Welcome Reception hosted by Platinum Sponsor VivaTicket.

Tuesday 26th March 2019 offers a full-day program from 9am to 9pm including a range of presentations by guest speakers, the 30th Stage Queensland Annual General Meeting and the Conference Dinner and Venue Tour at the Tanks Arts Centre.

Guest lectures and panel discussions will continue on Day 3, Wednesday 27th March 2019, concluding at 2pm.

Click here to download the 2019 Conference Program.


Member Full Registration = $350 inc. GST

Non-Member* Full Registration = $450 inc. GST

Life Member Registration = $150 inc. GST

Extra Tickets to Conference Dinner = $80 inc. GST

Please note:

  • Registrations close on Monday 18th March 2019
  • Non-members are by invitation only - please contact the event organiser

Please note, the conference is a members-only event, but as in previous years, industry peers are welcome by invitation. Please contact Stage Queensland's Executive Officer, Suzan Williams, for more information.

With thanks to our sponsors and event partners