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.


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.


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

For corporate and airport transfers, we recommend:

Hughes Limousines
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Bookings and enquiries on 1300 615 165


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

Other nearby car parks include:


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.


Recording courtesy of ABC Classic

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