Patrick Nolan was appointed Artistic Director and CEO of Opera Queensland in 2017, with a promise to lead change in opera through a program of classic and contemporary works.

He has created productions for Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Seattle Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St, Griffin Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, and all the major Australian capital city festivals.

From 2009 - 2014 he was Artistic Director of physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, creating productions that toured Australia, UK, Korea and Brazil. In 2015 he was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship to support research into large scale outdoor performance and the relationship between extreme physicality and storytelling.