Zeal Theatre are internationally renowned for their high energy, raw and hard hitting performance style that combines physical theatre, live music, multiple characters, minimal sets and an “in your face” story telling style.

Zeal Qld was founded in 2005 when the Queensland Arts Council asked Zeal Theatre to mount a Queensland version of his award winning show The Stones. Sam Foster was asked to come on board to perform the show and Zeal Qld was born.

Since that time Zeal Qld has produced four touring shows in Queensland. The Stones (2 versions), The Apology (3 versions), The Forwards (2 versions) and Joyride. Zeal Queensland has been touring extensively for the last 12 years throughout Queensland, having performed to thousands of young people from Weipa to Warwick, Mt Isa to Mackay and Gladstone to the Gold Coast!

Zeal Qld have conducted workshops and residencies for hundreds of schools as well as companies including; ATYP, QTC, Backbone Youth Arts, Qld Arts Council, Artslink Qld, NORPA, The Young Company, Qld Shakespeare Ensemble and Griffith University




The Arts Centre is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland. The complex houses the Arts Theatre (with 1139 seats), Gold Coast City Gallery, two Cinemas and the Arts Cafe as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and two small performance spaces.

Shock Therapy Productions has a close relationship with the Arts Centre, having presented 3 productions there in the past few years as well as teaching several workshops and working on a number of other productions.



The Arts and Culture unit supports the development of the local arts and cultural community to create a vibrant, distinct and world-class city.

Developed after extensive consultation with our community and local cultural practitioners, the Culture Strategy 2023 outlines a future where culture is central to our community wellbeing, our city's reputation and liveability and our economic growth, where our city is rich with culture that is distinctly Gold Coast and part of our everyday lives.

Read the Culture Strategy 2023 which details three major catalysts for change, delivering unprecedented opportunities for cultural development and transformation and exploring the four big ideas or strategic outcomes that will fuel the strategic vision - Built on creativity, transformed by imagination.

The City of Gold Coast is a major sponsor of Shock Therapy Productions through the Accelerated Triennial Funding program.




With sophisticated, contemporary and innovative artistic programming, Bleach* Festival is an expression of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor events and much more.

As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, we shine a light on our unique creativity and culture by presenting the city in a new way, to new audiences, both locally and internationally as we build towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s best artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of accessible events.

In 2016 Shock Therapy Productions will present Magic Garden which has been commissioned by Bleach* Festival to be performed at Robina Town Centre.




The Farm is a collective of like minded dance and theatre artists who share principals of collaboration as a means to make great art.

The Farm is based on the Gold Coast and is also funded by City of Gold Coast.  Shock Therapy Productions shares it’s base, “The Farmhouse" with The Farm.