Adelaide Festival Centre

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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: Vendor Telephone - Bass: 131 246 or (08) 8231 0550

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Past events

The Michael Jackson "LIVE" Concert Experience

1st December

The Michael Jackson "Live" Concert Experience is regarded as one of the world’s greatest live shows! This spectacular show has been continuously...


The Nutcracker

14th November

After the success of Swan Lake touring Australia last year, The Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming back. They will bring the world's greatest...


John Edward Psychic Medium

8th November

Psychic Medium John Edward has captivated audiences worldwide on his TV shows Crossing Over and Cross Country. He is the world’s foremost psychic medium...


John Edward Psychic Medium

7th November

Psychic Medium John Edward has captivated audiences worldwide on his TV shows Crossing Over and Cross Country. He is the world’s foremost psychic medium...



20th October

Stage and screen legend Sandy Gore (Footfalls) returns to the Company to play one of the literary world’s most divisive and compelling figures – Patricia...


Doug Parkinson Honours Joe Cocker

3rd November

Joe Cocker was an irresistible force that combined a love of American soul music with standout interpretations and depth of feeling – terms often used to...


The Bootleg Beatles

2nd November

The Bootleg Beatles are the world's premier Beatles show – formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical Beatlemania. In an illustrious career,...


Alexander Gavrylyuk

26th October

A dark, intense, and ferociously concentrated performance. Alexander Gavrylyuk is a prodigiously gifted young pianist who delivers a big scale recital...


Die Fledermaus!

24th October

Following its sell-out 2016 season, David Lampard’s sparkling production of Strauss’s immortal operetta comes to Her Majesty’s Theatre. It’s a tale of the...



13th October

Angelique is beginning to see the world crack open in front of her very eyes. Her sister is missing, her parents are acting like strangers, and a talking...


Big Bad Wolf

10th October

He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and...



21st September

She’s from the right sort of country, she makes excellent tea, and she’s desperately polite. But behind closed doors she’s just desperate. She’s homesick...


Australian Theatre Forum - OzAsia Festival 2017

3rd October

The Australian Theatre Forum is a biennial gathering of over 400 representatives from the Australian theatre sector. With a history of practitioner-based...


Seoul Meets Arnhem Land: Ecstatic Voice - Meeting Points: South Korea/Arnhem Land

30th September

A new collaborative concert that brings together two of the world’s most distinctive vocal practices: Yolngu manikay (song) tradition from Arnhem Land,...


Cocoon - Meeting Points: China

30th September

Mindy Meng Wang is a guzheng (Chinese string instrument) virtuoso and part of a significant movement of Chinese musicians redefining and reinvigorating...


Fairweather - Composed by Erik Griswold

23rd September

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Zephyr Quartet Australia Composer Erik Griswold, author Rodney Hall, artist Glen Henderson, koto...


Coal Miners Daughter 2017

16th September

Back for an encore performance after 3 sellout Adelaide shows to massive standing ovations, Amber Joy Poulton, brings the mega-hits and stories of...



25th August

Macbeth. The perfect embodiment of ego and ambition? Or a grief stricken soldier trying to fill a hole in his heart that has no end? Lady Macbeth. The...


New York State of Mind

9th September

More than just a piano man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years. From the humble...


James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra

8th September

On their 2017 national tour, the James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra brings an exhilarating program of exciting arrangements of well-known jazz...



24th August

A brand new show from the makers of Grug. In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one...


My Dad Wrote A Porno Live

23rd August

Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened - but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided...


Frame of Mind – Sydney Dance Company

17th August

A wildly powerful double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s multi award-winning Frame of Mind and the smash hit Wildebeest by Adelaide’s own Gabrielle...


Kreutzer and Tolstoy

17th August

“Music carries me instantly and directly into the state of consciousness that was experienced by the composer. My soul merges with his, and together with...


Cry God For Harry

4th August

Henry V was seen by Shakespeare as the ideal king. However, as a teenager, he led a wild, dissolute life, frequenting the taverns of London with thieves,...


Lee Kernaghan – Boys From The Bush

11th August

Lee Kernaghan is one of the undisputable all-time greats of Australian country. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Lee’s amazing career and...


Todd McKenney and Georgie Parker Together In Concert

5th August

Todd McKenney and Georgie Parker, two of the most revered and respected names in Australian entertainment, join forces in a special concert event. After...


My Friend the Chocolate Cake

4th August

The songwriting genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious...


Amazing India

29th July

This will be a multi-media production that depicts the rich and vast Indian arts and culture through dance and music. There will be classical, folk dances...


Split Second Heroes

27th July

Intensely physical. Highly theatrical. Split Second Heroes is an imaginative return to contemporary dance as story. Sci-fi-esque technology, virtuosic...


A Doll’s House

30th June

Nora Helmer, her husband’s ‘little songbird’, has got a lot of plates spinning. Kids, the house, a secret debt, a terminally ill best friend and the slow,...


Matilda The Musical

23rd June

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl....


Enoch Arden

15th July

The great Romantic poet Alfred Lord Tennyson’s epic poem Enoch Arden set to music by German composer Richard Strauss. The poem tells the tragic tale of a...


Guitar Festival Winter School Concert 2017

14th July

Building on the outstanding response for the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra and the Adelaide Guitar Festival Summer School in 2016, Adelaide Guitar...


Young Barbarians

13th July

Kodály models perfectly the crosspollination of Hungarian folk materials and the formal structures of art music. His populist, folk-based approach...


Shahram Nazeri and Ensemble

8th July

The Madakto Art Centre in collaboration with Iranian Shows in Australia (ISA) presents Shahram Nazeri & Ensemble in concert in Adelaide. Born to a Kurdish...


Behzod Abduraimov

3rd July

Behzod Abduraimov will bring his staggering technique and artistic genius to bear in this recital of Liszt, Bach–Busoni, Schubert and Prokofiev....


Elvis - One Night in Vegas

1st July

Relive the King's triumphant return to the concert stage as Mark Anthony recreates this historic period with Elvis - One Night In Vegas. The year was 1969...


Herman and Rosie

1st July

Herman likes the smell of hot dogs and the sound of his oboe. Rosie likes the buzz of the city as she sings the sounds of jazz. This is a tale about a big...


Herman and Rosie

30th June

Herman likes the smell of hot dogs and the sound of his oboe. Rosie likes the buzz of the city as she sings the sounds of jazz. This is a tale about a big...


Closing Gala Performance

24th June

You asked for it, and now it’s here to stay – a variety gala to close out the Festival. Join us for the final night spectacular of the 2017 Adelaide...


Ancient Rain

15th June

Paul Kelly is a master chronicler of love, loss, guilt and redemption. His songs are filled with deeply flawed and hungry humanity, recognisable to us...


Cabaret Dinner

14th June

One of the hottest tickets at this year’s Cabaret Festival will again be the Cabaret Dinner. Now in its third year, this Dinner is a three-course...


Murray Hill at Adelaide Festival Centre

11th June


Bridget Everett at Adelaide Festival Centre

10th June


Murray Hill at Adelaide Festival Centre

10th June


Variety Gala Performance

9th June

It’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s big opening night of big stars, big fun and serious variety… times two! Featuring the best of what the opening weekend...


Bridget Everett at Adelaide Festival Centre

9th June


Murray Hill at Adelaide Festival Centre

9th June


Harrison Craig at Adelaide Festival Centre

3rd June