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HOTA, Home of the Arts

Home is where the art is

In tropical parklands with the Surfers Paradise skyline as the backdrop, HOTA, Home of the Arts is a contemporary cultural precinct in the heart of the Gold Coast.

Year round, HOTA presents large scale outdoor events and concerts and performances on the spectacular award-winning outdoor stage. Indoors you can catch theatre, dance and comedy from some of the best national and international artists and performing arts companies; while two cinemas show indie arthouse, blockbusters and curated film festivals.

The beautiful lake at HOTA is a popular place to swim and the hidden adventure trail offers unique views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. HOTA Café, with a large outdoor deck, is a great place to relax and reconnect, or grab a bite to eat before or after a show.

The HOTA Gallery

With a $60.5 million City of Gold Coast investment, the spectacular new HOTA Gallery has the ability and ambition to present art of a calibre never before seen on Gold Coast. The opening program of exhibitions includes Australian exclusives, celebrations of Queensland artists, a dedicated Children’s Gallery, special events, artist talks, commissions, education programs and never-before-seen works from the City Collection.

The HOTA precinct

The HOTA Precinct, which was conceived in 2013, now spans 17 hectares flanked by the beautiful Nerang River. Boasting established theatres, cinemas, an expansive outdoor stage, HOTA Gallery and a 130-metre green bridge – this is the Gold Coast’s cultural heart. The city’s exciting cultural footprint continues to evolve as part of the City of Gold Coast Cultural Precinct masterplan.

The Green Bridge

In 2020 the City of Gold Coast’s $19.5 million Green Bridge infrastructure project opened, connecting the cultural precinct to Chevron Island with its popular shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the bright lights of Surfers Paradise. The Green Bridge offers a 130-metre pedestrian and cycle link across the Nerang River and a spectacular viewpoint of the HOTA Precinct.

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