Deicke Richards is proud to be working on the Queensland Ballet’s third site, the Roy and Nola Thompson Queensland Ballet Production Centre at Yatala.
Deicke Richards’ Cameron Davies, Sasha Cooke and Emma Eldridge joined Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin, City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke for the launch of the Ballet’s new home on the Gold Coast 10 September.
Realising the Three Sites: One Vision strategy, the Roy and Nola Thompson Queensland Ballet Production Centre will enable the company to manage its extensive archive of sets, costumes and props. In time, Ballet productions will be created at the Centre – with spaces dedicated to costume, design, lighting, sound and technology.
‘The Roy and Nola Thompson Queensland Ballet Production Centre will join our Thomas Dixon Centre in the West End and Academy in Kelvin Grove as the final piece of our puzzle. Our valuable assets are currently spread about and stored in less-than-ideal conditions. This Centre will contain a climate-controlled environment and bespoke storage capability, which will be a real game-change for us,’ said Li.
HOTA was ‘beyond thrilled’ to welcome the Ballet to the Gold Coast and expand their programming partnership, with Gehrke revealing that ‘HOTA and the Queensland Ballet will create new opportunities for audiences and artists over the coming years.’
The Ballet’s establishment was an historic milestone that ‘underscores the Gold Coast’s commitment as an arts and cultural heartland,’ said Tate.
The Roy and Nola Thompson Queensland Ballet is currently in advanced concept stage.