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

  • Master 5: Carter Conducts

    Master 5: Carter Conducts

    A rising star among Australia's upcoming generation of conductors, Nicholas Carter marks another step in his special relationship with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Master 5: Cater Conducts draws upon all of a conductor's reserves of technical and emotional capacity. The noble gestures of Wagner's overture to Parsifal set the tone of this concert. On from 7 - 8 August.

  • 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.

  • Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices

    Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices

    Treasure Ships is a landmark exhibition for the Art Gallery of South Australia. It is the first exhibition in Australia to present the complex artistic and cultural interaction between Europe and Asia from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries - a period known as the Age of Spices. On display from 13 June to 30 August, this exhibition includes 300 outstanding and rarely seen works from both public and private collections in Australia, India, Portugal, Singapore and the United States.

Major events

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Jun
21
AdYO Grandparents Concert

Spoil your grandparents with an afternoon of orchestral music.

Jun
27
Great Classics 2

Symphony and Song

Community events

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Jun
01
Basil Sellers Art Prize 4

On display until 3 July.

Jun
11
TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil

Astonishing human acts under the big top until 5 July.

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