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We offer a diverse program of excellent shows for a broad range of tastes and budgets throughout the year.

As well as our own festivals, we make sure the festival continues with a year packed full of music, dance, theatre and exhibitions

Our Mission

Adelaide Festival Centre aims to:

    • Be the South Australian arts hub and a leading Arts Centre in the Asia Pacific region
    • Reinvent and comprehensively upgrade Adelaide Festival Centre and successfully integrate the Festival Centre  within the Riverside Precinct Development 
    • Sustain and develop our program led ethos to deliver great work in all our venues
    • Consolidate and increase ticketed attendances and visitation and sustain them
    • Ensure high quality customer experience across all aspects of Adelaide Festival Centre operations
    • Implement a more sustainable, responsive financial model to underpin the overall objectives of Adelaide Festival Centre

Our Funding

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust was created by an Act of Parliament. Adelaide Festival Centre is a statutory authority under the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Act 1971 responsible for encouraging and facilitating artistic, cultural and performing arts activities, as well as maintaining and improving the building and facilities of the Festival Centre complex. 

Adelaide Festival Centre funds over 70% of its operating costs through earned revenue including box office, catering, ticketing (through Adelaide Festival Centre’s BASS), venue hire, meetings and conference business as well as scenery building and engineering workshops. The State Government of South Australia contributes approx 30% of the Festival Centre’s revenue. 

The Art of Business at the Adelaide Festival Centre

Would you rather...

stand on the Festival Theatre stage and sing

The Time Warp
(32 votes)
O Mio Babbino Caro
(13 votes)
Total Votes:45
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