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What is HOTA, Home of the Arts?

HOTA, Home of the Arts first opened in 1986 and is a non-profit arts organisation formally known as Hota Gold Coast. Surrounded by parklands and a lake with Surfers Paradise as the backdrop, Home of the Arts is your place for live performances, lake-side strolls, star-gazing, cinema-watching, art and new-ideas. There’s a unique outdoor stage for live events and a refreshed cafe for relaxing and connecting. Plus, all your favourites, like our cinemas, theatres and gallery.

HOTA houses a large and small theatre, an Outdoor Stage, two Cinemas and the HOTA Cafe as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and workshop spaces.

What is the HOTA Project?

The HOTA precinct is the centrepiece of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct masterplan. The masterplan is a result of City of Gold Coast Council’s vison of a central cultural precinct for the city’s thriving cultural and artistic activity.

You can read all about the HOTA Project here.

What are our business details?

HOTA Home of the Arts.

Postal Address
PO Box 6615, Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726

Street Address
135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

Box Office/General
Ph: 07 5588 4000

ABN 85 060 787 466

How can I get in touch?

You can call us on 5588 4000 or on our contact us page fill in an online feedback form. Or give your feedback directly to one of our staff.

I'd like to work at HOTA, how can I do this?

Please check the Careers at HOTA page or Seek for any current positions at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

I am a performer and would love to perform or have my event at HOTA. How can I do this?

Please contact our Venue Hire team at [email protected].  HOTA is developing other ways we can support the work of local artists and these will be announced later in the year. If you’d like to keep up to date with this initiative please see our Opportunities page and sign up to our HOTA News.

I am an artist and would love to hold an exhibition in the new gallery. How do I organize this?

HOTA has a dedicated team of curators for programming HOTA Gallery. For any enquiries on Gallery programming please email [email protected]