Experience Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts

Empowering Sovereign Arts & Culture

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We acknowledge and pay our respect to the traditional custodians of the Gadigal & EORA peoples & lands. 
We pay tribute to the our sovereign people of ancient times, remembering today their spirit of survival and sacrifice.



Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts is founded by Kerry Johnson in 2020. 
Burrundi translates Black in Wiradjuri Language & is inspired by the movement of Black Theatre of the 1970's. Kerry alongside her sister Rayma Johnson trained on the site of the old Black Theatre in the 1980's (ADTR). They re-connected in Redfern at a  of innovation & change being realised. Theurban artistry told the relevant narrative & inspired survival in NSW. The people, the political activism & fight for our rights, justice & equality through the Arts translated pride & empowerment.
The 2020 vision for the BTPA is to remember, to celebrate & continue the legacy of sovereign arts & culture.

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Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts Ltd introduces BT Dance Central 19th September 2022


Rowena Lawrie



Kerry Johnson



Maya Sheridan- Martinez



Elders & Ambassadors

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Maci Grace Johnson

Youth Ambassador

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BTPA Cultural Advisors

Who We Are


Calita Murray

Yuin, Eora & Darug Nations

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"Anybody wanting to create must be about change" Miles Davies



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Hub of Sovereign Arts & Culture NSW

Get in Touch

A Bit About Us

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

Here at Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts Ltd, we value everyone. We aspire to be a catalyst for positive change, driven by the same ideals empowering our development. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see at Burrundi Theatre. We know that sometimes all it takes to inspire our path is a little self belief & opportunity. The core of our vision is to inspire connection & commitment to Creative Arts.



Burrundi Theatre for represents a change for sovereign Arts & Cultural in NSW.  Our Community & Industry initiatives supports the dreams & aspirations of our young people. Our work on many innovative projects helps improve the lives of many, we are proud of the difference we continue to make in our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Community. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change in the Arts.

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At Burrundi Theatre, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the training & development  issue. Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.


With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


With our organisation’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Advocacy is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.


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Get Involved

We appreciate you’re interest in getting involved with our work here at Burrundi Theatre. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Arts Hub and help to strengthen our operations.

Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help our cause. We believe the only way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively be involved. This is an easy way of contributing to the important work we do at Burrundi Theatre. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.


Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Partner with Us

Our organisation always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Burrundi Theatre an even better Arts Hub than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.


Rininya Johnson- Page Scholarship Program

Burrundi Theatre appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you. With contributions going towards the Rininya Johnson -Page Scholarship. We aim to provide young artists access to groundbreaking opportunity & support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.


Contact Burrundi Theatre for Performing Arts Ltd

1/268 Cleveland Street Surry Hills