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Festival Theatre

The Festival Theatre, in the Adelaide Festival Centre, is one of the ASO’s primary performance venues. It also hosts State Opera of SA and Australian Ballet mainstage performances, cultural organisations with whom the ASO collaborates regularly.

Directions

The Adelaide Festival Centre is located at King William Road, Adelaide, 5000. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our concerts here soon.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the redevelopment, the main entrance to the Festival Theatre is now near Elder Park on the north side, accessible via King William Road.

Transport

For public transport options we recommend using Adelaide Metro’s Journey Planner

For corporate and airport transfers, we recommend:

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Parking

As a ticket holder to a concert at Festival Theatre, you can access discounted rates at Wilson Adelaide Central car park at 225 North Terrace, a short walk from Festival Theatre. Please see Adelaide Festival Centre’s website for more information

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Dining

PLEASE NOTE: Adelaide Festival Centre is now a cashless venue.

There are a number of wonderful bars and restaurants in the area surrounding Festival Theatre. Please see individual websites for opening hours and food/beverage options

Did you know?

The “Silver Jubilee Organ” organ in the Festival Theatre was made by Rieger-Orgelbau of Austria. They were commissioned in 1978 to build a striking concert hall organ to mark the 25th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Because the stage is used for opera, ballet and drama, the organ needed to be able to be removed and so a hovercraft system was designed so that the organ could be “floated” back into the world’s largest cupboard.

The pipes are all open toe voiced on relatively high wind pressures with minimal nicking. The Hauptwerk Principal 8′ has double pipes for most of its compass. 

The organ was inaugurated by Dr Peter Hurford on 2nd April, 1979.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    • Festival Theatre: Rear Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle

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