Season 2022

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

There is so much to experience this Autumn at Adelaide Festival Centre.

We’re thrilled to launch the season with the highly anticipated reopening of Festival Theatre, featuring two beautifully redeveloped and spacious entrances - the King William Road Entrance and Festival Plaza Entrance, both displaying significant artworks. Our new spaces will be activated with free entertainment throughout autumn, so keep an eye on the frequently updated schedule on our website. On the long weekend of March 11-14, with new areas of Festival Plaza set to officially open, Adelaide Festival Centre will help celebrate with the grand opening of Children’s Artspace gallery plus family workshops, installations and family friendly activities programmed by the creative team behind Families at Adelaide Festival Centre.

SIX the Musical is making its way to Adelaide and The Queens of SIX are ready to reclaim their crowns and take to Her Majesty’s Theatre stage to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a high-octane 75-minute global pop musical phenomenon!

We welcome the Adelaide Festival to our precinct with some captivating and exciting performances including The Golden Cockerel, The Photo Box, The Picture of Dorian Gray plus many more!

We share in the excitement with our valued Home Companies in bringing Girl From The North Country and Cathedral (State Theatre Company South Australia), Last Night of the Proms (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), Exposed (Restless Dance), The Turn of the Screw and VOSS (State Opera South Australia), and Rella (Windmill Theatre Co) to Adelaide Festival Centre stages.

Experience contemporary work being developed by some of South Australia’s most innovative performing artists and creatives through the inSPACE Development Program which Adelaide Festival Centre is immensely proud to present throughout the Autumn months.

Celebrate an iconic TV hit, with Friends! The Musical Parody. In TV from a different era, in May, the Robertson Brothers will reinvent the magic and diversity of 1960s variety television.

There are a multitude of tributes on offer, beginning with The World of Musicals and a parody treatment of Harry Potter in Potted Potter, both held in March. There is also timeless homages to artists such as Roy Orbison (You Got It – Roy Orbison) and Frank Sinatra (A Night of Sinatra). May delivers the orchestrated music of famous films in The Magical Music of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit – The Concert.

Mark Vincent will be joined by special guest Soprano Mirusia (Mark Vincent From London’s West End to Broadway Orchestrated) and Joe Avati is back with his all new 25 LIVE show to celebrate his quarter century of comedy. Experience along with Shen Yun, whose works convey the extraordinary depth and breadth of genuine Chinese culture and bring the magnificence of five thousand years of civilization back to life on stage.

The all-female Women in Jazz Adelaide Big Band presents a vibrant evening of jazz to celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day on 30 April and Australian music at its finest will be gracing the stages at Adelaide Festival Centre with iconic artists such as Jessica Mauboy, Human Nature, Jon Stevens, Archie Roach and Rock the House.

While we are excited to welcome you all back to live performance, things have changed. See how we’re keeping our staff, artists and you in a safe and enjoyable environment – find out more and read our FAQs.  You can also take a virtual front row seat and Watch talks and tours, online for free.

If you’re unsure of our COVID-19 safety protocols, be sure to read our FAQs prior to your visit. You can also take your virtual front row seat with our new online portal.