Australia’s original centre for emerging and experimental art.

PACT transforms the Arts by championing contemporary performance, artistic rigour and the freedom to explore the unknown. We achieve this by:

Placing artists in their first five years of professional practice at the centre of everything we do;

Prioritising diversity, inclusion and an open door approach to programming;

Facilitating an artist-led program for the next generation of cultural leaders; and

Operating a unique Sydney venue dedicated to low cost presentation opportunities for independent artists.

Since 1964 PACT has supported Australia’s most compelling emerging artists to create daring new contemporary performance. Our artists are thinkers, makers and provocateurs. They create Australia’s cultural identity by testing new ideas, pushing their practice and engaging with unique methods of audience engagement. 

PACT is built on the land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. We are privileged to gather and create art on their land.  We pay our respect to Australia’s First People and Elders past, present and Future.

Staff & Board


Artistic Director/CEO: Katrina Douglas
General Manager: Danielle Taylor
Venue Manager: Alex Torney
Communications Manager: Joel Perlgut
Financial Controller: Jocelyn Payne
Bookkeeper: Natalie Newton
Publicist: Kabuku Public Relations


Chair: Brer Adams
Treasurer: Charlotte Bradley
Nick Atkins
Caroline Wake
Katrina Douglas
Dee Jefferson

Government Partners

PACT is proudly supported by the City of Sydney and the NSW State Government through Create NSW.


Project Partners

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Location & Contact

107 Railway Parade, Erskineville NSW 2043
Phone:  02 9550 2744
Email: pact(at)pact(dot)net(dot)au
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment contact us through the National Relay Service.


Get to PACT...

By train: Erskineville Train (250m),  Newtown Train (900m) and Macdonaldtown Train (1km)
By bus: 355 Bus Stop (250m); Newtown (900m): Erskineville Road Taxi Stand (300m)
By car: Railway Parade has unlimited free parking.


The closest accessible train station is Newtown (15 mins)
PACT accepts the Companion Card.
PACT is a fully accessible space with a small ramp at the entrance, flat floors throughout and dedicated wheelchair accessible toilet and accessible street parking (non-dedicated).