Performing arts in Tasmania

Music in Tasmania

Whether it is played by a band in a pub or by the renowned Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, music is the background tempo of community life. Locals enjoy amateur and professional live music performances all year round.

  • The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

    The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s great small orchestras and a TSO concert is a high point of any cultural experience of Tasmania.

  • TasMusic

    TasMusic is a membership based, not-for-profit organisation and is the peak body representing the Tasmanian contemporary music industry to government and community on a State, national and international level. TasMusic is committed to building quality networks, events, programs and information services that support the development of a sustainable music industry in Tasmania.

Contemporary dance in Tasmania

  • TasDance

    Originally named the Tasmanian Dance Company, TasDance is based in the regional centre of Launceston and is Tasmania’s professional dance company. TasDance has an innovative approach to inspiring young people in the art of contemporary dance.

Classical ballet in Tasmania

  • Tasmanian Classical Ballet Company

    Formed in April 2002, the Tasmanian Classical Ballet Company has a focus on performing classical ballet works. The Company not only performs in Tasmania’s major theatres but also in smaller regional towns.

Theatre and opera in Tasmania

  • Theatre Royal, Hobart

    Hobart’s Theatre Royal is Australia’s oldest working theatre. Today, the Theatre Royal is a living centre for the performing arts, presenting an annual program of live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment.

    Become a member of the Friends of the Theatre Royal – a great way to meet people with similar interests. Download a membership form from their website.

  • Theatre North, Launceston

    Based in Launceston, Theatre North brings quality performing arts and entertainment to the northern Tasmanian community. Theatre North presents an annual season of productions from around Australia and supports the development of locally-produced theatre and dance.

  • IHOS

    IHOS (Greek for “sound”) is a performing arts company with an international reputation for original music-theatre and opera. Works are multicultural and multilingual, blending voice, dance and sound with installation art and digital technology.

Harp playing
Music stirs the soul in Tasmania. ©Tourism Tasmania and Garry Moore


Tasmania’s vibrant arts scene includes the Theatre Royal which is Australia’s oldest working theatre.