Beginning in 1979, Adelaide Festival Centre provided automation and scenery builds for productions including Phantom of the Opera, Matilda, Billy Elliot, Singing in the Rain, Hairspray, Moulin Rouge! and Cats. Adelaide Festival Centre Scenery Workshop was the country’s leading commercial set builder, at one time handling 65% of all theatrical scenery work in Australia. It played an integral part in the success of most major musicals produced in Australia and Asia Pacific.
From 1 August 2021, Theatre Safe Australia (TSA), will commence operating a scenery workshop in the former Adelaide Festival Centre premises at Regency Park. TSA is one of Australia’s major suppliers of entertainment and theatre technology. TSA will continue the legacy of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Scenery Workshop, employing many former Adelaide Festival Centre staff, and will continue to provide high-quality scenic builds to clients across the industry.
To find out more, read the Theatre Safe Australia announcement.