Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of generations to come and to give young South Australians an experience that lasts a lifetime.

Our Foundation supports Arts For All. Read about our 2020 Vision and please consider donating to one or some of the numerous children and youth programs we support. 

Find out more about our Her Majesty’s Theatre Renewal Campaign.

Our Foundation plays an integral role in providing access to the arts for children and schools with disadvantage. For many of these children, these visits are their first exposure to the arts and without the heavily subsidised transport and tickets, most would never have the opportunity to experience the magic and wonder of the arts.

The Foundation is committed to inspiring and stimulating young people at Adelaide’s Festival Centre and raises money to support a range of activities and initiatives including;

  • Welcoming children and their families into the arts through the Foundation Kids Corner, part of the hugely successful Something on Saturday program 
  • Introducing children with disadvantage to the arts through subsidised ticket prices
  • Engaging with the future of the arts through the GreenRoom membership engagement program for 18–30 year olds
  • Career development for the future of the arts profession through fellowships and training opportunities
  • Providing prize money to young and upcoming guitarists from all over the world
  • Funding the Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship

Foundation donors care about the creative future of South Australia and recognise that the arts are an essential part of our lives. Doing more than simply providing entertainment, the arts celebrate our identity, heritage and diversity.

Read our latest Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation newsletter here.

You can support the Foundation by giving in a number of different ways. Find out more here.

Her Majesty’s Theatre Renewal Project

The most exciting theatre redevelopment in Australia is happening on Grote Street.

This $66 million redevelopment is focused on preserving the building’s heritage Tivoli façade and eastern wall while constructing a new 1,472 seat auditorium, with a Grand Circle as well as bars and modern facilities on every level. 

We are well under way in creating a world class theatre for all to enjoy but we’re not there yet and we need your help. We’ve committed to raising $5 million and although we’ve crossed the half way mark, there’s still a way to go. You can help us make a difference.

Any donation great or small will ensure Adelaide has another 100 years of theatre memories to share with future generations.

If you would like to contribute to many more memories you can do so through donating towards this exciting redevelopment.

We acknowledge the support of the Government if South Australia, our corporate partners and Foundation donors.

It’s easier to take than to give. It’s nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime Joan Marques

Members of the Foundation Board


Legh Davis 

Elected Members

Cathy Chong
Cain Cooke
Janet Crawford
Sheryn Foord
Rupert Hallam
Kathryn House AM
Penny Johnson
Miranda Starke

John Sulan QC
John Taplin


Lady Joan Hardy OAM

Ex Officio

Robyn Brown