Performing Lines produces provocative contemporary performance by Australia’s most audacious independent artists.

We curate a portfolio of work that is propelled by pressing questions and new ways of seeing the world. We champion the unconventional, the marginal, the rebellious and the new.

Performing Lines National works with and alongside our four state branches; New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, to empower independent artists across the country and beyond. Performing Lines National with artists and projects based in Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, with Australian artists abroad, and with international collaborators.


In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.