Performance Space

  • Founded: 1983
  • CEO: Vanessa Lloyd | Artistic Director: Kate Britton
  • Location: Redfern, NSW

Performance Space is the crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging over 40 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. We champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression, which is informed and underpinned by a commitment to diversity. Performance Space embraces a diversity of artistic and cultural perspectives as fundamental to a vibrant and engaging experimental arts culture. We therefore privilege the work of Aboriginal artists, practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds; artists exploring new takes on sex, gender, and disability; and artists pushing the boundaries of the human through experiments with new technology. Our constant renewal has ensured that the bravest new works and most innovative artists have been supported to realise their most ambitious ideas and connect with audiences.