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Adelaide Festival


The Adelaide Festival brings internationally acclaimed theatre, music, dance, visual art and writers to Adelaide. Held annually in March, the festival is recognised as one of the world’s major celebrations of creative excellence.

Curated by 19 Artistic directors from its beginnings in 1960, Festival programs are the result of global searches for pre-eminent works that inspire, engage, challenge and delight. Ticket sales reach new records each year, with many events selling out on ticket release.

The Festival has been opened in recent years with free open-air concerts held in Elder park, the visual arts program and writer’s week are also free to attend. Discounted ticket offers are available for under 30s, allowing a broader audience to experience what’s on offer.

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 City of Adelaide is proud to be a supporter of the Adelaide Festival.