Adelaide Festival Centre

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    Adelaide Festival Centre
    King William Rd
    Adelaide, SA 5000
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Hello and welcome!We offer a diverse program of festival quality shows for a broad range of tastes and budgets, throughout the year. As well as our own festivals including the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June, the OzAsia Festival in September and the Guitar Festival in November, we make sure the festival continues, with a year packed full of music, dance, theatre and exhibitions.We invite you to book four or more shows to create your own year-long festival package and save. You can take up this offer at all our festivals – simply choose Season Pass price when booking through BASS. Whether your into dance, music or theatre or like to try a bit of everything, we have a Season package that will suit you.While you are here make sure you also visit one of our series of exhibitions in the ArtSpace Gallery and Festival Theatre foyers, or enjoy one of the food and wine options on site.Thank you for your patronage, we look forward to sharing some more memorable performances with you soon at the Adelaide Festival Centre.Douglas GautierCEO & Artistic DirectorTicket Vendor URL: http://www.bass.net.auTicket Vendor Telephone - Bass: 131 246 or (08) 8231 0550


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