Hosted by the powerful and sassy Libby O'Donovan, The First 50 podcast series will provide 12 snapshot moments that cover the Centre's 50-year history. Hear stories, anecdotes and memories by those who have had their lives touched by the theatre: performers, artistic directors, ushers, and Walk of Fame-ers.
The 12 episodes within the series will be published monthly across 2023. Be sure to subscribe for monthly drops.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 1: Robyn Archer
In Episode 1 of The First 50 Podcast, hear internationally renowned cabaret and theatre performer Robyn Archer chat to host Libby O’Donovan as she delves into her history at Adelaide Festival Centre.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 2: William Barton
In Episode 2 of The First 50 Podcast, hear didgeridoo virtuoso and acclaimed composer William Barton chat to host Libby O’Donovan about his inspiring career as a First Nations artist and his connection to Adelaide Festival Centre.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 3: Rhonda Burchmore & Todd McKenney
In Episode 3 of The First 50 Podcast, hear how two iconic Australian performing artists met for the first time… at Adelaide Festival Centre!
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 4: Sally Chance
In Episode 4 of The First 50 Podcast, hear how past DreamBIG Artistic Director, teacher and artist Sally Chance has had a significant impact on the wellbeing and self-expression of young people around the world.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 5: Kate Ceberano
In episode 5, our host Libby O’Donovan chats to Australian music icon Kate Ceberano.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 6: Anthony Steel & Douglas Gautier
In episode 6, our host Libby O’Donovan chats to Adelaide Festival Centre's first General Manager, Anthony Steel and current CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier AM, in celebration of 50 spectacular years of arts and culture.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 7: Slava Grigoryan
In episode 7 of The First 50, Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director, Slava Grigoryan, talks about his family’s musical history, his journey to Australia and how he navigated success at a young age.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 8: Celia Coulthard, Nancy Bates & Temaana Sanderson-Bromley
In episode 8 of The First 50 podcast, delve into First Nations music, art, and storytelling, with guests Celia Coulthard, Nancy Bates, and Temaana Sanderson-Bromley, ahead of Adelaide Festival Centre’s OUR MOB and OUR YOUNG MOB events.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 9: Annette Shun Wah
In episode 9 of The First 50, host Libby O'Donovan talks to OzAsia Festival Artistic Director, Annette Shun Wah.
The First 50 Podcast — Episode 10: Eddie Perfect
In episode 10, Eddie Perfect chats to host Libby O'Donovan about his affinity with Adelaide Festival Centre and his experience as a former Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival.