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What is an ASO Subscriber

Becoming an ASO subscriber, is as simple as purchasing two or more concerts marked with an in the same transaction, there’s no monthly fee’s or ongoing costs.

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You can subscribe to the ASO through a variety of channels. Book online at aso.com.au, over the phone 08 8233 6233, or drop into the ASO’s Grainger Studio where a friendly member of our subscriptions team can help you book.

Who do I ask if I have a question?

All customer queries should be directed to the ASO, even if the performance you are enquiring about is in the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Thebarton Theatre or other venue. You can call us on 8233 6233 or email aso@aso.com.au.

I selected eTickets at checkout, when will I receive my tickets?

eTickets will be emailed as a pdf attachment three (3) days before each performance.

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Payments can be made in person at the ASO by cash, savings, cheque or credit (full EFTPOS facilities at the ASO box office) – by credit card online, and by cheque, credit or EFT by post.

Subscribers pay a $5 per person subscriber fee, although if you subscribed for the Feb–Jul Season, there will be no subscription fee for the Jul–Dec Season. Subsequent additional purchases throughout the year may incur a further transaction fee – please check at time of any such additional purchases.

Can I pay by instalments?

Yes. The ASO offers two instalment pay-ment options for subscriptions, a 50/50 splitpayment, or fortnightly instalments. For more information speak to our subscriptions team, or review the instalment options at checkout.

I want to sit with a friend. How do I do this?

If you would like to sit with a friend or friends, please submit your subscriptions together, in the same envelope if possible.

Can I change my mind / can I exchange tickets?

Yes. Subscribers enjoy up to three complimentary ticket exchanges throughout the season. Further exchanges incur a transaction fee. You can exchange between different nights of the same concert, or into a new concert entirely within the same season.

All subscription ticket exchanges must be completed by ASO at Grainger Studio (not at Festival Theatre by BASS or TICKETEK). In all instances we will require the original ticket(s) to be returned to us prior to completing an exchange. If you have access to a smartphone, or scanner and email, exchanges can be completed over the phone. Please call 08 8233 6233 to enquire further about phone exchanges.

Please note we cannot exchange tickets after the concert has passed (if you missed the concert). If you choose a lower price ticket, you will not receive a refund and if you choose a higher price ticket, you will be required to pay the difference.

Additionally, patrons cannot exchange from a partner special event, such as concerts within the Adelaide Festival, Cabaret Festival, State Opera of South Australia, Australian Ballet or other events presented with our partners, even if purchased on an ASO subscription.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind or go away?

No, you cannot receive a refund or credit for unused tickets except as required by Australian Consumer Law.

We encourage subscribers to take advantage of our exchange policy, or pass the tickets onto a friend or family member. You can also convert tickets into tax deductible donations – contact ASO to learn more.

If you find yourself with an extra ticket that you were not able to exchange or give away, please consider providing it to the box office as we can provide these tickets to students, free of charge.

What happens if I lose my ticket(s)?

All tickets are recorded against the name of the subscribers, thus can be looked up. If you have lost your tickets on the day, please arrive at the box office with your subscriber card, a little earlier than normal (30-45 mins before the concert) so a replacement can be printed.

You do not need to contact us in advance if you can present your subscriber card at the box office.

If you have lost your entire subscription, please call the ASO on 08 8233 6233 to discuss options. Please note General Admission tickets cannot be replaced.

Do you accept Companion Card?

Yes, we are proud members of the Companion Card Program and honour the card for both single tickets and subscriptions.

Do I have to list my concert companion? What is the benefit?

No, it is not compulsory to include details of your concert companion. However, concert companions are added to ticket orders which qualify companions to receive all the communications and benefits of subscribing, including subscriber card, pre-concert information (including electronic free program download) and subscriber exclusive pre-sales.

What qualifies as Concession Discount?

Holders of a Centrelink or DVA pension, full-time students or individuals receiving unemployment benefits. Seniors and Health Care Cards not accepted.

Do you have cheaper tickets for youth and students?

Youth aged 2-14 inclusive at the time of purchase are eligible for a ‘child’ price ticket. Young adults aged 15-30 inclusive at the time of purchase are eligible for our ‘30 and Under’ ticket for selected concerts.

Please note patrons under 15 must be accompanied by an adult sitting in an adjacent seat.

Additionally, full-time students can receive complimentary rush tickets on selected concerts when available if they hold a Live Pass.

Do babies need tickets?

Yes. Every person requires a ticket, including babies under 2, who are free

What happens if a concert is cancelled due to COVID-19?

ASO will contact all patrons to discuss refund, exchange, credit or donate options for any cancelled performances.


Festival of Orchestra

Classical Sp(e)ctacular

Adelaide Showground

Wed 24 Nov 2021

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Classical Sp(e)ctacular

Some of the greatest music ever created is played by the ASO in the thrilling opening concert of the Festival – this will be a night to remember!

Festival of Orchestra

Minist(r)y of S(o)und

Adelaide Showground

Fri 26 Nov 2021

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Minist(r)y of S(o)und

Prepare yourself for a celebration of the most beloved dance floor moments of the last 25 years, re-orchestrated.

Festival of Orchestra

Carmina (B)urana

Adelaide Showground

Sat 27 Nov 2021

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Carmina (B)urana

With more than 200 performers on stage, a complete performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina burana is always an epic concert event.

Festival of Orchestra

A night on B(r)oadway

Adelaide Showground

Wed 1 Dec 2021

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A night on B(r)oadway

In glittering orchestral style, the ASO will bring you some of the most exciting music ever written for Broadway, under the direction of maestro Guy Noble.

Festival of Orchestra

S(y)mphony of Angels

Adelaide Showground

Fri 3 Dec 2021

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S(y)mphony of Angels

The Angels and ASO are set to rock your world in the symphonic spectacular Symphony of Angels.

Festival of Orchestra

Blu(e) Planet II

Adelaide Showground

Sat 4 Dec 2021

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Blu(e) Planet II

Immerse yourself in Blue Planet II, Live in Concert, an awe-inspiring and epic experience on a giant screen, set to the mesmerising score by Hans Zimmer, and hosted by Dr Karl

Symphony Series

Dreams and Passions – Symphony Series 5

Adelaide Town Hall

Thu 7 Oct & Fri 8 Oct 2021

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Dreams and Passions – Symphony Series 5

Full of passion and beauty, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 is an Everest of the pianist’s repertoire, and finds its ideal soloist in Konstantin Shamray.

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Matinee Series

Drama and Romance – Matinee Series 5

Elder Hall

Wed 27 Oct 2021

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Drama and Romance – Matinee Series 5

The Romance for solo violin by Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen makes for a delicate centrepiece in this emotionally charged program, which is directed from the violin by Elizabeth Layton.

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    • Private VIP area for exclusive pre-show and interval hospitality, inclusive of drinks and canapés.
    • VIP seating in the front and centre lawn section with the best view and an exclusive comfort pack including cushioned seats and blankets
    • Backstage tour (For BBC Planet Earth II ONLY)
    • Pre-show meet and greet with the special guest narrator (For BBC Planet Earth II ONLY)
    • Individual grazing boxes containing savoury and sweet treats to take to your seat
    • Complimentary parking, including private shuttle from the Kidman Gates to the exclusive VIP area
    • VIP drop off and pickup zone, including dedicated express entry and exit
    • FOFO souvenir program and VIP lanyard
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    • Festival Theatre: Stalls and Dress Circle

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    • Adelaide Entertainment Centre: Rear of Floor Sections, Tiered Arena Seating
    • Festival Theatre: Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle: Lawn Sections, Garden Tables
    • Adelaide Town Hall: Stalls and Central Unrestricted View Gallery
    • Festival Theatre: Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle

    *Please note Elder Hall and Grainger Studio are single reserve only.

    • Adelaide Entertainment Centre: Side View Floor Sections, Tiered Arena Seating
    • Adelaide Showground: Lawn Sections
    • Adelaide Town Hall: Stalls, Alcoves and Gallery (some Gallery seats partially restricted view)
    • Festival Theatre: Rear Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle

    *Please note Elder Hall and Grainger Studio are single reserve only.

    • Adelaide Entertainment Centre: Tiered Arena Seating
    • Adelaide Showground: Lawn Sections, The Steps (General Admission)
    • Adelaide Town Hall: Stalls, Alcoves and Gallery (most C Reserve seats are partially or fully restricted view)
    • Festival Theatre: Dress Circle and Grand Circle

    *Please note Elder Hall and Grainger Studio are single reserve only.

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