ACT Government Seeks Construction Partner for Canberra Theatre Centre Project

ACT, Australia

Article: The ACT Government is on the hunt for a construction industry partner for the highly anticipated expansion and renewal of the Canberra Theatre Centre. The government is calling on suitably experienced and qualified contractors to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by 13 August 2024. The successful tenderer, to be announced in early 2025, will have the opportunity to collaborate with Major Projects Canberra and the Cultural Facilities Corporation on this significant infrastructure project.

The revitalisation of the Canberra Theatre Centre is part of a consistent pipeline of infrastructure developments in the city. The project aims to enhance the city centre as a vibrant destination for entertainment and dining, day and night, as the centrepiece of the Canberra Civic and Cultural District.

The ACT Government and the project’s Design Partner, led by Architectus, Henning Larsen, and international theatre designers Arup, have received valuable insights from various stakeholder groups, a performing arts reference group, community consultation, staff workshops, and engagement with the local and national performing arts sector.

This project is expected to strengthen the economy by attracting cultural tourism to Canberra and creating more jobs in the arts, hospitality, and construction sectors. It will also enable Canberra to attract world-class performances, reducing the need for locals to travel extensively for such experiences. For more information and updates, visit and