Over the past 17 years, Performing Lines TAS has become a critical force in the Tasmanian ecology. Established in 2006 under the name Tasmania Performs, by Performing Lines founder Wendy Blacklock and originating Tasmanian Senior Producer Annette Downs, Performing Lines TAS uses our credibility and knowledge to support the independent sector.

We curate a portfolio of works that are propelled by pressing questions and new ways of seeing the world. Our mission is to showcase the work of lutruwita/Tasmania’s most audacious independent artists including First Nations artists, and to push the boundaries of what’s possible in contemporary performance.


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.