The major redevelopment of Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Plaza, and Adelaide Riverbank is good news for our audiences, clients, artists and supporters.
The transformation will provide a vibrant space for all South Australians and visitors to our state to come together and enjoy.
Once complete, Adelaide Festival Centre will integrate seamlessly with Festival Plaza. The new, much larger car park will deliver better access to Festival Centre. Festival Plaza will become a lively, dynamic space, buzzing with hospitality, tourism and events.
At Adelaide Festival Centre, new food and beverage facilities will enhance the entertainment experience. Internally, upgrades to lighting, sound and staging equipment will ensure that patrons continue to enjoy an outstanding theatre experience.
We acknowledge that the redevelopment will be a significant disruption and apologise for any temporary inconvenience in accessing our site.
Please click here for a map with details for accessing Adelaide Festival Centre from 11 November 2016.
Temporary closure of Festival Theatre
As part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s redevelopment, Festival Theatre and its foyer will close for five months from 23 July 2017 to 26 December 2017. Other Adelaide Festival Centre venues, including Dunstan Playhouse, Space Theatre, Artspace Gallery and Her Majesty’s Theatre at Grote Street will all remain open during this period and throughout the redevelopment.
The difficult decision to close Festival Theatre temporarily was made with a great deal of consideration. While the redevelopment and this closure are challenging for Adelaide Festival Centre, we are looking forward to providing a better patron experience upon its completion. The closure of the venue will enable the redevelopment work to be completed sooner and ensure patron safety throughout.
We have a comprehensive communications strategy in place to inform patrons about how to best access the venue during the construction period – check back here for the latest information! If you have tickets booked to a performance, look out for our social media updates and the Your Visit email you will receive three days prior to your show. Patrons attending Adelaide Festival Centre on days where the venue is impacted by road closures will also receive a text message on the day of their show.
To find out more about the Festival Plaza Upgrade visit www.riverbank.sa.gov.au
Festival Drive – Temporary Road Closure Advice: Restricted Access to/from Morphett Street
Due to the construction at Adelaide Convention Centre, the western side of Festival Drive will be closed intermittently and patrons might experience some traffic congestion. When getting here, access the Festival Centre car park from King William Street.
When exiting Festival Drive during the day:
The western side of Festival Drive will be intermittently closed for traffic through to Morphett Street. During these times you may need to depart via Station Road, onto North Terrace. Please follow the signs to advise best exit.
When exiting Festival Drive after 7pm:
The western side of Festival drive will re-open for alternative flows of one-way traffic, and you can exit via Station Road to North Terrace or Festival Drive to Morphett St.
Pedestrian access through Festival Drive will be closed from 7am to 7pm daily. A pedestrian detour is available using existing cycling and pedestrian pathways, along the River Torrens. The lift under the Riverbank footbridge will remain open.
We recommend strongly that you allow plenty of time to find a car park at Festival Centre or nearby facilities, or you can secure a car park with us by pre-booking. Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by train, tram, and bus.
Adelaide Festival Centre car park will close at the end of December 2016 to allow for the construction of the new car park and redevelopment of Festival Plaza. We have teamed up with Wilson Parking to offer Adelaide Festival Centre patrons a discounted rate at Wilson Adelaide Central car park (225 North Terrace). Click here for more information.
Alternative Car Park Locations
Phone: 08 8216 8600
Mail: GPO Box 1269, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Refer to FAQ below for more information.