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Adelaide Festival audiences have been delighted with acclaimed theatre productions and world-class, breathtaking events for the last 58 years. Why not request a program HERE. This year marks the third Festival presented by Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy whose first program broke all previous box office records. The dedication to bring you outstanding events continues as Neil and Rachel take the helm once again, and 'good news'; will do so for the next two years.

Adelaide is the pleasure state in March with the Adelaide Fringe also running from 15-17 March to add to your entertainment pleasure with an Opening Night Party, Top shows for Kids, Fringe Night Illuminations and a whole lot more.

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Writers Week

Adelaide Festival's Writers Week (2-7 March) at the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden on King William Road ('tween the Torrens Pde Ground & the rear of Govt House in Adelaide's central business district) is a huge part of the Festival and Australia's largest free literary event where writers and readers share ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in the city centre.

The program also features ticketed special events throughout the year and the popular FREE Kids' Day on Sat 2 Mar 9.30am-3.30pm, where hundreds of families engage in literary adventures. Why not explore the Lineup and Schedule and stay updated on the new Adelaide Writers' Week Facebook page.


The Palais is the beating heart of the Festival with a series of must-see live events. It's home to Festival artists, audiences and out-of-towners for 18 glorious days and nights with events starting early each day until late at night. Open every day from 7am, there's something for everyone in a diverse program of news and talks, food, artists forums and an extraordinary live contemporary music program from Australia, Ireland and the USA. With already SOLD OUT events, you need to get in quick for events like Long Lunch with Maggie Beer on 11 Mar at The Palais. It's a food festival taken to the next level.

Also at The Palais, Tribute to Ruby Hunter - the first Indigenous Australian woman to record an album. Aboriginal soul and blues queen Emma Donovan teams up with The Putbacks to perform a collection of Hunter's most powerful songs. The uniquely Australian music will feature stories and reflections of Ruby's life.

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Tribute to Ruby Hunter

This and many other amazing events like The Paper Kites; Sarah Blasko; Camille O'Sullivan; Augie March, and more are at The Palais, including Breakfast with Papers for an invigorating and intellectually energetic start to every day of the Adelaide Festival for an hour from 8-9am everyday.

Lunchtime at 12.30pm at The Palais is also the hour to be at one of the absolute places at the Festival. Festival Forums are when David Marr interviews one fab Festival artist each day, with a guest lineup that includes Tim Minchin, Robyn Archer and many more to be announced. David will open up the Festival experiences through the eyes of its artists with characteristic wit and all the strengths of a good listener.


With 131 events going on, and many selling fast (eg Carmen) or sold out, you know the drill! Start booking! Filter the program to get to your fix quick, by date, genre or event type to enjoy theatre, opera, physical theatre, dance, visual arts, installations, classical music, contemporary music, music, food and drinks, family events, free events, talks and more. Check HERE for the Venues, and you can download the Festival Map and Planner HERE. Be first in line for the world's best events and more, including 15% off your Festival tickets by becoming a Member.

For information on booking tickets, check HERE, and check out the criteria for Ticket Discounts. For Youth and Education, thanks to the generous philanthropic support from The Lang Foundation, special school prices are offered for performances of selected shows. If you're a student aged 18 or under, lucky you! With your student ID you can unlock $10 ($8.95 transaction fee applies) rush tickets to a huge range of Festival shows.

Low-income earners who cannot otherwise afford to attend, can also get affordable tickets through Pay What You Can for select shows. These tickets are only available at the box office one hour before the show and are subject to availability. Pay What You Can Tickets cannot be purchased in advance (online, via phone or at BASS outlets). Subscribe to the AF for news, offers and more, and get their podcasts here. You can also check for Festival events on Facebook.

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Why? Adelaide Festival 2019
When: 1-17 March 2019
Where: Various Venues in SA
Cost: Various ticketed items plus FREE events
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