Welcome to the CAT Awards

The Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT Awards) have been part of the theatre, dance and musical scene in Canberra and the surrounding districts since 1994. They provide recognition for the enormous contribution made by non-professional groups to the artistic life of Australia, in particular in Canberra and the region, and they encourage individuals in the performing arts.

Latest News
2019 Award winners announced

Congratulations to all our nominees and winners of the 2019 awards. You can watch the video announcing the 2019 winners and see the full list of winners here.

While you’re there, read CEO Coralie Wood’s reflections on 25 years of the CAT Awards. And watch a performance by Australian Voice Collective, one of the many groups that would have been performing live at our Gala.

And our photo gallery page has some photos from some of the great productions we saw during 2019, plus some from over the 25 years of the awards.

25 years of the CAT Awards

Everyone said “It won’t last.” but they were wrong! CEO of the CAT Awards, Coralie Wood OAM, reflects on the first twenty-five years of the Awards.

Watch the video announcement of the winners of the 25th CAT Awards here>>

Our Patrons

Toni Lamond AM, Michael Edgley MBE CIT WA Mary Porter AM, John Wood, Simon Gallaher