Arts & Culture

HOTA, Home of the Arts and Placemakers* capture the Gold Coast’s imagination.

HOTA, Home of the Arts

In tropical parklands with the Surfers Paradise skyline as the backdrop, HOTA, Home of the Arts is a contemporary cultural precinct in the heart of the Gold Coast.

Year round, HOTA presents large scale outdoor events and concerts and performances on the spectacular award-winning outdoor stage. Indoors you can catch theatre, dance and comedy from some of the best national and international artists and performing arts companies; while two cinemas show indie arthouse, blockbusters and curated film festivals.

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Indigenous people doing a cultural dance on the beach
Fireworks over outdoor stage
HOTA, home of the arts gallery


Connecting communities through culture, Placemakers* Gold Coast are changing the way we engage with art, and our city. They are also the creative agency behind the city’s most exciting annual contemporary arts festival, BLEACH* and BIG CITY LIGHTS*

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