Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) is celebrating another success, after being named Australian Performing Arts Centre of the Year, at the 2019 Drover Awards.

The awards, which were held at the Caloundra Events Centre on Thursday night recognises the achievements of organisations that consistently provide outstanding performance in production, marketing and management services, as well as demonstrating exceptional success in audience development and community engagement.

The Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Ben Shields, says this is an exciting night for Dubbo, as the hard work of council staff doesn’t go unnoticed.

“The Drover Award is a huge achievement for council staff, and everyone in the region. The DRTCC caters for all by having a diverse program to ensure people from all walks of life are attracted to the region,’ Clr Shields said.

“Over 34% of ticket purchasers come from outside the Local Government Area so the reach is certainly broad,” he said.

The award was presented by the Performing Arts Connections Australia (PAC), with DRTCC one of four finalists competing alongside New South Wales’ Merrigong Theatre Company, Wyong’s The Art House, and Queens Park Theatre in Western Australia.

DRTCC’S Manager Linda Christof is also excited about the award, as it proves the Dubbo region is one of regional NSW’s premiere destinations for the arts.

“The Dubbo region is extremely proud that the major touring companies who take their productions around the nation regard DRTCC as the leading performing arts venue in Australia,” Linda said.   

Now the staff at the DRTCC are preparing for an upcoming busy schedule, with 70 events to deliver until the end of the year.

“Staff are also diligently working on the next season program, with the launch scheduled for 24 November, and 10th birthday celebrations of the DRTCC in 2020,” Linda said.

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Image Credit: Alex Sibbison.

See the Drovers awards media release here  (PDF 145.1KB)

Last Edited: 30 Aug 2019

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