Over the past 35 years it has grown to become the key peak body for our sector with a current network of over 65 venues based principally throughout Victoria and Tasmania, and several based in NSW and the ACT.
We also have representational membership from highly regarded industry consultants and suppliers who add to the depth and breadth of our collaborative discussions.
The member venues are broadly diverse, varying in scale from tiny independent theatre companies and 100 seat regional venues, to significant metropolitan based theatres and recital halls, servicing audiences drawn from both small rural communities and large regional and metropolitan cities.
Through our annual program of meetings, conferences and events, including the performing arts market Showcase Victoria, we provide significant professional development and touring opportunities for our members.
We are also the proud producers of a nationally recognised benchmarking tool “Oh You Beautiful Stage” used by councils and consultants as a key resource for best practice in theatre design.
VAPAC works hard to build strong relationships with the primary stakeholders in the performing arts industry and has pivotal connections with artists, producers, tour coordinators, peak bodies, government agencies and funders; using our connections through these relationships we work actively to advocate for the capacity of our network to deliver amazing cultural experiences for our Victorian communities.