The seats‚ I know it’s unlikely there’s anything you can do but they are ungodly.

Patron feedback, Unheimlich, 2021

No Numb Bums

Help us ease numb bums!
🍑 #PICANoNumbBums

You sat, suffered, and spoke, and we have listened. We’re finally upgrading the notorious, “ungodly” seats in our Performance Space — but we need your help. 

For many years now, our seats have inspired pleas for help, expressions of extreme discomfort and suggestions that perhaps the excruciating pain is, in fact, part of the performance. (A fascinating thought, but it’s not.)  


sore bums

comfy bums

So far, we have raised $14,308 from a target of $100,000

Ways you can help us get soft seats 

The era of comfy bums at PICA has arrived. Put your money where your bum is and usher in a new dawn of soft seats. 

For a $1,000 a seat you can turn numb bums into comfy ones. To say thank you and recognise your generous contribution to the much-needed comfort of PICA patrons, we’ll add your name* to our new soft seats. Or get a group together and have fun debating what to call your shared seat. 

Donate an amount of your choosing, and your name will be forever immortalised on our website**, and, of course, in the hearts (and bums) of all who shall ever sit in the PICA Performance Space. 

Thank you to our donors

Comfy bums and soft seats are brought to you by the generous souls listed below. Join us in making numb bums a pain of the past. 

Austral Fisheries

Melvin Yeo & Brigette Sheen

Simon & Jenny Creek, HHG Legal Group

Minali Gamage
Mark Clapham

*All chosen seat names will be included at PICA’s discretion. So, please be kind and respectful of our patrons when picking the name that represents you. 

**Amounts over $100 will be acknowledged on our website for five years.

Video: No Numb Bums, 2022, featuring past PICA performers Grace Chow, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Ella Hetherington, Jacinta Larcombe, Sarah Nelson and Renee Newman, videography & editing: Edwin Sitt, sound: Aref Rashidan

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