Arts and Cultural Events

We'll show you a good time

The arts have always been a very serious business here in South Australia. Choose from an eclectic array of theatre, music and dance at one of our many world-class theatres and venues. With summer in full swing, South Australia is the place to be for arts enthusiasts.

Come to Adelaide to enjoy the delights of the world-renowned Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide. After dark, enjoy alfresco dining in Adelaide’s East End as you soak up the atmosphere of these marvellous events.

What's on now

  • Spirit Festival 2015

    Spirit Festival

    At the Spirit Festival 2015 you can experience the nation's best in Indigenous dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature, workshops and more at the annual five day Spirit Festival. As South Australia's premier Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Event, the festival will inspire you to explore your artistic side, tickle your funny bone, heighten your senses, get moving, get involved and feel proud. 11 to 15 March.


  • Adelaide Writers’ Week

    Adelaide Writer's Week 2015

    Some of contemporary literature's greatest writers and thinkers gather in the glorious Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden for the 30th Adelaide Writers' Week. This is a free event held 28 February to 5 March 2015.  

  • Adelaide Festival

    Adelaide Festival

    The Adelaide Festival is one of the world's great arts festivals. With a focus on the contemporary, each Adelaide Festival program features the best in opera, theatre, dance, music, literature and the visual arts. Held from 27 February to 15 March, the 2015 program features 22 Australian premieres and 26 events exclusive to Adelaide.

Major events

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The Bird Day Out

Family fun at the Naracoorte Caves.

WOMADelaide 2015

Four days of music from around the globe.

Community events

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Silent Poetry

Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition on until 29 March.

The Australian Body Art Awards

A five day convention from 22 to 27 March.

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