Our Venue Management In Practice


Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA)

The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association is the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts centres from the iconic Sydney Opera House to the remote Matt Dann Cultural Centre in Australia's vast North West.

APACA also supports the development of performing arts in general throughout Australia with a rapidly growing associate membership including producing companies, touring organisations and funding bodies.

Annually APACA members present in excess 25 000 events, with over ten million attendances, in an industry valued in excess of $1.1 billion.

APACA members have the lobbying and advocacy power of Australia's national performing arts peak body behind them when needed and in front of them leading the way with national strategic initiatives. Senior Pegasus manager, Bronwyn Edinger, has been the President of APACA since 2008.

Incorporation of NSW and ACT Performing Arts Centres (INAPAC) INAPAC is the representative body for Performing Arts Centres in NSW and ACT, supporting a vibrant network of members.

NSW and ACT Performing Arts Centres are actively involved in the national touring network, making some of Australia's best performing arts available to their communities. At venues around the state you are able to see everything from Opera to local eisteddfods and from Shakespeare to children's theatre.

More than just theatre spaces, many INAPAC members also offer conference, exhibition and event facilities and are fundamental to the cultural life of the areas they service.

Venue Management Association (VMA)

The Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) Limited, which is affiliated with the International Association of Assembly Managers, provides management practitioners of public assembly facilities in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region with an association dedicated to professional development, education and to the growth and success of the venue management industry.

Live Performance Australia (LPA)

Live Performance Australia (LPA) is the peak body for Australia's live entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1917 and registered as an employers' organisation under the Workplace Relations Act 1996, LPA's activities centre around three core areas:

  • Workplace Relations
  • Policy & Strategy
  • Membership Services & Events

Our members work in the live performance sector across all artistic genres, including contemporary and classical music, musicals, theatre, comedy, dance, opera, circus and physical theatre. We represent producers, venues, promoters, performing arts companies, festivals and industry suppliers such as ticketing companies and technical specialists.

LPA also services the cinema and exhibition industries. LPA is the trading name of the Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA).

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