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
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
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.