Season 2017

A superb array of theatre, dance, music, festivals, and exhibitions.

Welcome to our 2017 season of entertainment.  Once again, the Adelaide Festival Centre Season has an extensive mix of outstanding arts across all genres, loads of festival action, and collaborations and partnerships with South Australia’s leading performing arts companies.

Explore the full program below, and keep an eye out for more shows as they are added throughout the year, including Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday, DreamBIG Children's Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and OzAsia Festival programs, plus more!

For an even better way to enjoy the 2017 Season, become a Season Subscriber by buying four or more shows in one transaction and SAVE. Find out more benefits of becoming a Subscriber here.

View the flip book here.

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

17 Feb – 19 Mar 2017 Irvine Welsh’s standout novel and film are reproduced on stage in this confronting new production.

An Evening with Amanda Palmer

An Evening with Amanda Palmer

24 – 25 Feb 2017 An evening with world-renowned punk cabaret pianist, Amanda Palmer.

Sun Rising

Sun Rising

24 – 25 Feb 2017 The greatest story in rock ‘n’ roll history.

Saul

Saul

3 – 9 Mar 2017 The brilliant and provocative Barrie Kosky returns to Adelaide Festival with his masterpiece, George...

Scotland the Brave

Scotland the Brave

24 – 25 Mar 2017 The international smash hit celebration of the best of traditional Scottish music, song and dance re...

RUMI In Their Own Voices

RUMI In Their Own Voices

25 Mar 2017 The stories of people, cultures and ideas from the Middle East through writings of the 13th century ...

Long Tan

Long Tan

31 Mar – 8 Apr 2017 Long Tan brings together a cast of 12 South Australian actors in an immersive audio-theatre producti...

Festival Hellenika

Festival Hellenika

1 Apr 2017 An eclectic selection of Greek songs, performed with passion by an ensemble of fine musicians.

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

30 Apr 2017 Expect international artists, world premieres, grassroots talent and so much more.

The Whitlams

The Whitlams

6 May 2017 Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You – Australian rock icons, The Whitlams celebrate twenty-five years...

1984

1984

13 – 27 May 2017 A literary masterpiece meets sheer theatrical ambition.

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

21 May – 9 Jul 2017 Multi award-winning, global smash hit Matilda The Musical arrives in May – tickets selling fast!

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

9 – 24 Jun 2017 The biggest and best cabaret festival in the world.

Variety Gala Performance

Variety Gala Performance

9 – 10 Jun 2017 Double the delight, double the trouble.

Family Gala

Family Gala

10 Jun 2017 A pint-sized Variety Gala!

Cabaret Dinner

Cabaret Dinner

14 Jun 2017 A veritable smorgasbord of artistic and culinary delights.

Ancient Rain

Ancient Rain

15 – 16 Jun 2017 The words of great Irish poets are given new breath in this premiere collaboration between three ini...

Closing Gala Performance

Closing Gala Performance

24 Jun 2017 You asked for it, and now it's here to stay – a variety gala to close out the Festival.

Herman and Rosie

Herman and Rosie

30 Jun – 1 Jul 2017 Happiness is just a song away.

Behzod Abduraimov

Behzod Abduraimov

3 Jul 2017 One of the most exciting young pianists on the planet makes his debut in the International Piano Ser...

Young Barbarians

Young Barbarians

13 Jul 2017 Violinist Niki Vasilakis leads a lineup of incredible South Australian talent in a series of classic...

Enoch Arden

Enoch Arden

15 Jul 2017 Two of Australia's finest artists bring to life Lord Tennyson's epic poem of love, loss and sacrific...

Split Second Heroes

Split Second Heroes

27 – 29 Jul 2017 Sci-fi-esque technology, virtuosic dance and wonderful tales.

Kreutzer & Tolstoy

Kreutzer & Tolstoy

17 Aug 2017 Violinist Niki Vasilakis leads a lineup of incredible South Australian talent in a series of classic...

Frame of Mind – Sydney Dance Company

Frame of Mind – Sydney Dance Company

17 – 19 Aug 2017 A wildly powerful double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s multi award-winning Frame of Mind and the...

Beep

Beep

24 Aug – 3 Sep 2017 A brand new show from the makers of Grug.

James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra

James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra

8 Sep 2017 James Morrison, master jazz musician and an all-round entertainer, brings his big band sound to Adel...

Rabbits

Rabbits

21 Sep – 14 Oct 2017 There’s a woman. She’s new here. Don’t worry, she’s the good kind of immigrant.

Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf

10 – 21 Oct 2017 A hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.

Angelique

Angelique

13 – 21 Oct 2017 Follow Angelique behind the mirror and be prepared to expect the unexpected.

Alexander Gavrylyuk

Alexander Gavrylyuk

26 Oct 2017 Extraordinary virtuosity.

Christmas Proms 2017

Christmas Proms 2017

14 – 16 Dec 2017 Adelaide’s all-time favourite, Christmas Proms.

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