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

The CAT Awards is thrilled to announce that our very own Coralie Wood OAM, has been inducted into the Association of Community Theatre’s Hall of Fame by their Patron Nancye Hayes AM, for her outstanding service to the sector. This accolade is well deserved and it’s absolutely fabulous to see Coralie receive such recognition. On behalf of us all in the CAT ‘clowder’ we warmly salute and congratulate you Coralie!

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Special Award to Coralie Wood OAM

Coralie Wood OAM, the latest inductee into the Association of Community Theatre Hall of Fame


Our Patrons

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