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The Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC), established in 1976, is a major arts hub in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is a combination of theatres, galleries and arts administration located behind the historic facade of Georgian warehouses in Salamanca Place. The buildings are owned by the Government of Tasmania with ten visual and performing arts venues. Venues include: the Peacock Theatre, Long Gallery and Sidespace Gallery. Tenants include Brian Ritchie (previously of the Violent Femmes) and the Tasmanian Theatre Company.

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Salamanca Arts Centre in Salamanca Place showing entrances to Handmark Gallery, Long Gallery and Peacock Theatre.

Salamanca Arts Centre is a member of the Australia Council Mobile states tour initiative 'for contemporary artists and small companies, taking cutting edge arts to audiences around Australia.' Other venues include: Performance Space at CarriageWorks, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse and Arts House. For 20 years Salamanca Arts Centre has been host to one of Australia's most iconic music community events, Rektango. This free weekly event, attended by more than 15,000 people a year is operated by local and international musicians; Tania Bosak, Kevin Cooney, Ralph Forehead, Randal Muir and Dan Magnus.

SAC is supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Hobart City Council.

Coordinates: 42°53′13″S 147°20′1″E / 42.88694°S 147.33361°E / -42.88694; 147.33361

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