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HOTA, Home of the Arts


We believe art education empowers young people to live their lives by design and not default, and in a changing world this opportunity is more important than ever.

And at HOTA, we work to create experiences for not just the next generation, but the people who are responsible for carrying them through their schooling journeys. We offer exhibitions, performances, workshops and experiences designed specifically for schools.

We're more than a theatre and gallery (although we're that too!). We're a cultural destination where you and your students can experience art and programs that foster collaboration, critical thinking, play, risk-taking and creativity for learning.

Our Education program for Early learners through to Senior Secondary students is curriculum aligned and designed by teachers.

The venue

HOTA is a cultural precinct located in the heart of the Gold Coast. Our precinct has a 1200 seat theatre, smaller 105 seat black box theatre, outdoor stage, parklands, playground, outdoor sculpture walk, adventure trail, 5 story Gallery with studio learning space, additional studio and workshop spaces.


HOTA has wheelchair accessible ramps and lifts. Our theatre has allocated seating for wheelchairs and several of our performances are Auslan interpreted or presented in relaxed mode. Upon booking please inform our team of your access needs. We have a social story resource designed for schools to use in preparation for your visit to HOTA.


There are several parking bays for buses, conveniently located in front of both of our theatre and gallery buildings. The Gold Coast's local bus line, Kinetic, also stops regularly at HOTA.


HOTA has a cafe that schools can access for take away. Schools can enjoy lunch in our parklands or on the great lawn near our outdoor stage.

Other attractions

HOTA has it all, a theatre, gallery and parklands all in the one place.

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