Adelaide Festival


The Adelaide Festival brings internationally acclaimed theatre, music, dance, visual art and writers to Adelaide. The 17-day festival is recognised as one of the world’s major celebrations of creative excellence that both nourishes the mind and establishes an overwhelming sense of community. An outstanding mix of local, national and internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays all descend on Adelaide for the annual event.

Writers Week is a longstanding part of the Adelaide Festival Program, Australia’s largest free literary festival and considered one of the world’s leading literary events. Writers Week celebrates established and emerging writers holding talks and panels sessions in the Adelaide's Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden.

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency and City of Adelaide are proud supporters of the Adelaide Festival.

See what else is on around the city.

See more events

Adelaide Fringe

Tasting Australia

Adelaide Cabaret Festival