Performing Lines develops, produces and tours new and transformative Australian performing arts – regionally, nationally and internationally.

We draw on over 30 years of experience to foster innovation and creativity in live performance. We don’t shy away from difficult, risky or artistically challenging work, taking an adaptive rather than reactive approach to all that we do. We make things happen, nurturing creativity, providing artists with access to broader audiences, and contributing to the enhancement of a distinctly Australian culture both in Australia and overseas.

Based in the heart of Redfern, we also have offices in Perth and Hobart, partners and collaborators in every state and territory, and a comprehensive network of international contacts.


Performing Lines partners with arts companies, producers, presenters and funders to create pathways for artists whose compelling and adventurous works spark new conversations with audiences in Australia and throughout the world, having produced over 450 productions, including 130 national tours and 55 international tours.

In looking to the future vitality of Australia’s performing arts, we have identified three priority areas that will underpin our artistic program and selection of work: Independent, Indigenous and International

To find out more or to discuss a creative project, please contact us.

Performing Lines acknowledges the traditional land and its owners and the contribution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images of people who have passed away.