La Boite Theatre and Performing Lines join National Performing Partnership Arts Framework

The Team at La Boite Theatre 2024Creative Australia will welcome two new entrants to the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) from 2025 – 2028.

Administered by Creative Australia, the Partnership Framework is delivered in collaboration with all states and the Northern Territory. The Partnership Framework is recognised in the National Cultural Policy Revive as a significant part of Creative Australia’s role, providing a range of performing arts organisations with the stability of up to eight years of investment.

The new entrants include Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre, which stands as Australia’s longest continuing running theatre company, boasting a remarkable 100-year legacy. La Boite is home to the iconic 400 seat Roundhouse Theatre, the country’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round, fostering an immersive experience where the audience surrounds the stage.

Performing Lines will also join the Partnership Framework. This nationally renowned producing organisation – which works across Australia and will have investment from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia – is dedicated to developing and presenting ground-breaking and transformative performances, creating pathways for independent artists to present their work.

Investment in 37 existing Partnership Frameworks organisations will continue from 2025 – 2028. With the new entrants joining, the investment provides investment for up to 8 years for 39 companies.

“La Boite and Performing Lines have been brilliantly telling Australian stories for years. This recognition is well deserved and can’t come soon enough,” said Minister for the Arts, The Hon Tony Burke MP.

“We are delighted to welcome La Boite and Performing Lines to the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework. The addition of these two new entrants will help to enrich Australia’s cultural landscape, offering audiences across Australia a wealth of diverse and transformative performances that inspire, provoke, and captivate,” said Creative Australia CEO, Adrian Collette AM.

For more information about the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework, visit: for details.

Image: The Team at La Boite Theatre 2024 – courtesy of La Boite Theatre