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Highlights

Over the last year, HOTA has rolled out the red carpet to over 770,000 visitors, film lovers, artists, audience members, school groups, international performers, conference delegates and community members. All have played a vital part in making sure that the Gold Coast’s cultural heart is alive and well.

In 2016, HOTA:

  • set a new annual attendance record of 771,357 visitors
  • became the home of the City’s leading festivals including Bleach*, Gold Coast Film Festival and Glow
  • received an 88% audience satisfaction rating
  • continued to grow the City’s art collection to more than $24 million
  • conducted 6,020 student visitations
  • hosted 132 volunteers across front of house, gallery, cinema and administration
  • received 2,448,000 page views on HOTA website
  • hosted 153,446 attendances to the cinema
  • made 127,671 ticket sales to live performances
  • catered to 149,328 patrons at the Arts Café
  • delivered 2 art prizes
  • facilitated 33,617 gallery visitations
  • hosted 33 gallery exhibitions
  • exhibited 316 artists
  • staged 5,993 total events including – 187 business events, 68 social events, 70 civic events, 71 community & club events
  • sold 1.2 tons of popcorn
  • served 78,900 coffees
  • poured 11,500 glasses of champagne
  • served 130,000 cocktail canapés
  • offered 130 free public programs
Click here to view the full 2016 Year in Review