About Bulmba-ja

Bulmba-ja is a theatre, gallery and creative development space managed by Arts Queensland.  Pronounced “BULL'M-ba-jar”, the name has a shared meaning of house or place in Yidinji and Yirrganydji languages.

Bulmba-ja plays a vital role in the Cairns arts scene, showcasing the unique stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Visitors can engage with the work of Bulmba-ja tenants:

  • JUTE Theatre Company
  • NorthSite Contemporary Arts
  • Miriki Performing Arts
  • The Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts
  • Minjil.

Featured Events

JUTE | Actors Studio

Semester 2: 11 July - 11 Nov 2022 If you are excited about the idea of developing your acting, stage craft and ensemble work, then JUTE Actors Studio will provide you with the development of your creative capacity and deepen your understanding of acting as a professional practice. You will need a sense of play, imagination, intelligence and a passion for theatre. A level of discipline and commitment to the training is expected from all students.
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Meet our Tenants

Acknowledgement of Country

Arts and Heritage acknowledges the Traditional Owners and pays respects to Elders, past, present and future.