Festival Theatre is the largest proscenium arch theatre in Adelaide, seating close to 2000 people.
It was designed as both a lyric theatre and concert hall and is used not only for theatrical productions and large concerts, but also for graduation ceremonies, seminars, musicals, and a plethora of live artistic functions.
Its vast backstage area makes the theatre allotment one of the largest in the southern hemisphere and is much loved and wanted by companies with large sets. It also houses the Silver Jubilee Organ, a remarkable ‘hovering’ pipe organ built and donated to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
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. Please visit our redevelopment page for more information.
Festival Theatre is located on King William Road, Adelaide.
Venue Seating Plans
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Seating
State Opera of South Australia Seating
The Sound of Music
Thrust Stage Plan