Raise Funds for Renovation

Since 2012 we have raised funds to repair the former girls and boys orphanages at St John’s Park. 


This precinct has been focused on public welfare and health policy since the 1830’s and it’s a perfect place for a health promotion focused arts organisation to create a place based resource to conduct cultural activities that promote well-being.

Behind the Cage

A journey through the derelict central part of the building that once housed staff of the orphanage.


This area is not open to the public due to safety concerns, locked behind a cage.

Stage One

Pulling out ceiling in Boys Dormitory

Stage One of the former Boys Orphanage repair comprises a little over half of the building., opening in 2020. 

Further funds are needed to complete all works before the entire site is fit for purpose. 

Stage One will bring a new art room into operation. 

A space for art-making workshops, a dance space for Drill Performance Youth Dance Company to operate, and for the first steps towards opening Hobart’s newest 120 seat theatre! 

The Kickstart Arts Centre is reopening according to government COVID-19 guidelines.

All advertised events and activities are subject to these guidelines and may be cancelled at any time.

Please Contact Us for more info or check our Facebook Page for current information.

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