Performing Lines is committed to working with the sector to affect lasting change for artists, presenters and producers.



Read recent reports commissioned by Performing Lines and undertaken by Patternmakers' Tandi Williams into our Indigenous Community Engagement pilot program, and the Road Work Intrinsic Impact Study accompanying the tours of Side Pony Productions' The Confidence Man; No Strings Attached's Sons and Mothers; and Roslyn Oades' Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday. Read the research>>


Mobile States was Australia’s preeminent touring model for extant interdisciplinary and experimental independent performance. Going forward, Performing Lines and the Mobile States consortium members have moved to a more agile platform for the curation, development, presentation and touring of premiere contemporary performance.

VENUES: Arts House, Melbourne | Brisbane Powerhouse | Performance Space, Sydney |
Perth Institute Of Contemporary Arts | Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart | Vitalstatistix, Adelaide

CURRENT PROJECT: Aeon by Lz Dunn, Lara Thoms, Lawrence English and Shian Law (work in development).

This initiative creates opportunities for contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance and theatre to be experienced and enjoyed by audiences right around Australia, from regional and remote communities to major capital city venues.

VENUES: Bathurst Regional Council | CarriageWorks | Albury Entertainment Centre | Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre | Manning Entertainment Centre (Taree) | NORPA | Orange Civic Theatre | Sydney Opera House | Merrigong Theatre Company | Seymour Centre | Sunshine Coast | The Arts Centre Gold Coast | Townsville Civic Centre | Country Arts SA | Drum Threatre Dandelong | Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre | Healesville Memorial Hall | Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre | Kingston Arts Centre | Frankston Arts Centre | Burrinja Cultural Centre | Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

CURRENT PROJECT: Saltbush by Insite Arts & Compagnia TPO

Road Work was designed to build engagement with original, contemporary, high quality productions that are challenging and ambitious in terms of ideas and form and can engage and inspire regional audiences and artists;

VENUES: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre | Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga | Merrigong Theatre Company, Wollongong | Orange Civic Theatre | Theatre Royal, Hobart | The Capital, Bendigo | The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre | Portland Arts Centre | Country Arts SA

CURRENT PROJECT: Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday by Roslyn Oades and collaborators

Image: The Democratic Set by Back to Back Theatre | Image by Jeff Busby | Toured through the Mobile States Consortium