inSPACE Developments

Experience new Australian performances being developed by some of the country’s most innovative performing artists.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program is a cutting-edge, grassroots, innovative program that supports some of Australia’s most talented, independent artists. See hot new talent across all art forms including theatre, dance, visual arts and music. Be part of the artistic conversation: sharing, contributing and discovering how art is created behind the scenes. This creative blurring of the line between artist and audience reinforces Adelaide Festival Centre’s foundation philosophy that art belongs to everyone.

We provide a unique opportunity for contemporary and experimental theatre, dance and hybrid performance artists to access venues and services. Each artist/group chosen for the annual inSPACE program is provided with 1–4 weeks in rehearsal (including a provision for equipment hire). Two work-in-progress showings are presented to an invited audience at the end of each inSPACE development. On top of this support, funds will be available to be attributed to artist wages.

For further information please contact

Minglei Wang at

To receive invitations to inSPACE showings please sign up to our mailing list below.

Sign up 

2018 inSPACE program

Dates and venues of 2018 developments are still being finalised with artists. Current event information below.

In The Dark

In The Dark is a sensorial experiential theatre piece set almost entirely in the dark. In The Dark will take you on a journey into darkness.

Director Tim Overton
Rebecca Mayo. Elizabeth Hay, James Smith, Nathan O'Keefe
Rachel Bruerville

Showing Friday 7 December 2018



The Wedding

The Wedding is a new immersive and interactive dance theatre work that will explore what we are capable of doing to each other as humans.

Creative Director Tobiah Booth- Remmers
Director/ Dramaturg Steve Mayhew
Designer Meg Wilson
Musician Dan Thorpe
Documentation Tim Standing
Performers/ Collaborators Joshua Hoare, Roz Hervey, Jo Stone, Thomas Bradley, Katherine Gurr, Jordan Cowan and Tyson Olson.

Showing Friday 14 December 2018


In 2007 astronaut Lisa Nowak drove across America to confront her lover’s lover. Drive explores lost women set against long stretches of road and outer space.

Writer/Creator Rebecca Meston
Director Sasha Zahra
Dramaturg Saffron Benner

Actors Ashton Malcolm, Lizzy Falkland and Christopher Pitman
Movement Consultant Roz Hervey
Sound Designer Ian Moorhead
Designer Meg Wilson

Showing Friday 28 September 2018

Digging a Hole to China

A journey to the centre of the earth and beyond. Two performers explore what it means to be united and isolated in the modern world.

Performer/Deviser Ellen Steele
Collaborator Erin Fowler
Technology Creative and Outside Eye Dan Koerner






Contact is a multi-art performance using music, film and design to explore the opposite and contrary forces of human emotions.

Composer Kiah Gossner
Designer Jill Halliday
Film Morgan Wright

Showing Friday 25 May 2018

The World is Looking For You

An exploration of identity and place, loss and rediscovery and how suddenly we no longer seem to recognise the person staring back at us in the mirror.

Writer Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director Daisy Brown
Performer Sarah Brokensha

Showing Thursday 15 November 2018

The Mill’s Choreographic Futures inSPACE Development Residency
The Long Line

“The Long Line" is the working title for the investigation of the connection between mark making and dance movement. Since undertaking The Mill’s Choreographic Futures workshop in 2017 with Ame Henderson/Canada, Tanya is invested in this process of working with different materials to leave a mark without holding an implement like chalk/pencil/charcoal, on various surfaces that aren't the floor/paper/plastic.

Artist: Tanya Voges
Image credit: Lorna Sims

Showing Friday 23 November

Past programs

Please click the links below for each year's respective program