Welcome to the CAT Awards

The Combined (formerly Canberra) Area Theatre Awards (CAT Awards) have been part of the theatre, dance and musical scene in Canberra and the surrounding districts since 1994. They provide recognition for the enormous contribution made by non-professional groups to the artistic life of Australia, in particular in Canberra and the region, and they encourage individuals in the performing arts.

Latest News
Best in Show! CATS recognition of Excellence 2022

Congratulations to recipients of the 2022 Best in Show – CATS Interrupted! awards. Here is the full list of recipients.

We hope to be back to our normal awards format for 2023. Thanks to all our theatre family for a great year despite all the challenges and we look forward to you being part of the 2023 awards.

Now taking 2023 memberships

2023 memberships are now open.

Membership forms here


Our Patrons

Toni Lamond AM, Michael Edgley MBE CIT WA Mary Porter AM, John Wood, Simon Gallaher