Performance – whether it be dance, music or theatre – is an intrinsic aspect of life in Launceston.

Festivals are always a great way to check out a diverse bunch of shows in quick succession. From the participatory Junction Arts Festival in Spring to the Ten Days on the Island in March, performances cater for all tastes.

Looking for a good belly laugh? Comedy seems to making a bit of a resurgence at the moment, with a number of local venues supporting both big names and up-and-comers. Contemporary dance is well represented, with unforgettable performances by TasDance and Stompin' regularly scheduled. Or if your tastes lie more in the classical, be sure to catch the acclaimed TSO - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

And for the young and young at heart, touring national and international (and local of course!) bands and DJs can be found in bars and nightclubs across the City on almost any night of the week.