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 and Minjil.

Featured Events

NorthSite | Wish You Were Here

23 April - 18 June 2022 Immerse yourself within this exhibition to discover uncertain landscapes curated through collaged drawings, projected animations, and otherworldly soundscapes.    
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NorthSite | Material Sound

29 April - 18 June 2022 Material Sound is an original sound and kinetic exhibition featuring Australian artists at the forefront of sound experimentation in a contemporary art context.    
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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.