Kuranda Amphitheatre is a unique, community-run performance venue in the rainforests of Far North Queensland. Situated in the village of Kuranda (27kms north-west of Cairns) adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Barron Falls National park, the venue covers 1.62 hectares (4.3 acres) of facilities, sculptured gardens and rainforest. The Amphitheatre was created and built by the people of Kuranda and hosted its first events in 1980, and continues to host a range of live performances on its main concert stage (capacity 3,500) and “Understage” (capacity 300) venue.
Kuranda Amphitheatre is available for national and international acts, festivals, dance, theatre and performing arts, as well as seminars and workshops, and community activities.
Management of the Kuranda Amphitheatre
Kuranda Amphitheatre is managed by the Kuranda Amphitheatre Society Incorporated (KAS), which is a not-for-profit organisation. All revenue from activities and membership fees are directed towards maintaining and upgrading the Amphitheatre’s facilities, and towards fostering community development through the Arts.
The KAS is wholly operated by community volunteers, including the KAS Management Committee, which is appointed by KAS members at annual general meetings (AGM). All Kuranda Amphitheatre members are eligible and encouraged to attend the AGMs.