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

  • Audi Festival of German Films

    Audi Festival of German Films

    The Audi Festival of German Films brings the best new films from Germany to the world. The Festival will come to the Palace Nova Cinemas in Adelaide from 27 to 31 May. 2015 sees a spectacular collection of films from the robust industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Films fall into one of five categories: German Currents, Hot Docs (Documentaries), Kids Kapers, Kraut Pleasers and Our Neighbours. 

  • Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival returns in June with another star-studded program of both international artists and a record number of local artists. 2015 Artistic Director Barry Humphries has brought together some of his music and comedy favourites for your enjoyment - sensuous sirens, charismatic crooners, scandalous storytellers and jovial jesters who are hilarious, naughty, sexy, addictive, outrageous and dangerous - this game of cabaret has no rules. 5 to 20 June.

  • About Time: South Australia's History Festival

    About Time: South Australia's History Festival

    May is the month for history in South Australia. This year About Time: South Australia's History Festival will comprise 470 events held by over 300 organisations throughout the state. There's something stimulating on offer every day. There will be open days, public tours, film screenings, special displays, dances and concerts, walking tours and bus trips - a magical history tour awaits! About Time will be held from 1 to 31 May.

Major events

Major events promo
May
20
Masquerade

A State Theatre Company production on until 31 May.

May
25
Natural Order Artworks

Exhibition of work by Josephine Newton until 28 May.

Community events

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May
03
The Real Thing exhibition

Robert Hannaford still life exhibition at Carrick Hill until 28 June.

May
25
Basil Sellers Art Prize 4

On display until 3 July.

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