Centre of Contemporary Arts

The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, home of the Giant Jelly Babies! It is a significant site of arts infrastructure developed by the Queensland Government and operated by Arts Queensland

96 Abbott Street, Cairns

CoCA, as it is known by the locals as, consists of

The Theatre

a 241 seat black box theatre,


The Space

a large open plan rehearsal and performance venue


As well as two A Class galleries, meeting and workshop facilities, plus our cafe and theatre bar number 96.


The Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns is also home to resident AQ funded companies JUTE Theatre Company and KickArts Contemporary Arts, as well as partnering with End Credits Film Club to provide the ongoing contemporary cinema program, Unseen Cinema.

Based at the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, the Arts Cairns team are responsible for Arts Queensland's program delivery and infrastructure management in Cairns and Far north Queensland.