Adelaide Cabaret Festival highlights

Discover the highlights of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, featuring iconic performances, world premieres, and dazzling acts that celebrate the best of cabaret.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is back, brimming with stellar performances and captivating stories that promise to enchant audiences. From iconic anniversaries to world premieres, this year’s line-up is nothing short of spectacular.

Prepare to be dazzled by a variety of acts that highlight the diverse talent gracing the stage at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Whether you’re a long-time cabaret aficionado or a curious newcomer, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store:

Fascinating Aïda – 40th Anniversary Show!

Australian Premiere

Dunstan Playhouse at Adelaide Festival Centre 

Friday 7th of June at 8:15pm, Saturday 8th of June & Sunday 9th of June at 4:30pm

Name a more iconic cabaret trio than Dillie, Liza and Adèle. We’ll wait…

Since their first performance together in 1983, they’ve racked-up millions of internet followers, performed in the world’s most prestigious venues (Royal Albert Hall, anyone?) and been showered with awards and plaudits.

Proving they’re still in their glorious prime, these mistresses of their craft ring in this four-decade milestone with their trademark diamond-sharp satire, lyrical wit and belligerent sass.

Hopelessly Devoted – A Celebration of Olivia Newton-John

Adelaide Premiere

Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre 

Saturday 15th of June at 7:30pm

Hopelessly Devoted celebrates the decades-long legacy of the late luminary, Dame Olivia Newton- John. Experience the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in concert with Australia’s brightest musical talents performing iconic hits from the box-office smash Grease, the cult classic film Xanadu and Newton-John’s canon of best- selling records. 

Christina Bianco – In Divine Company

Adelaide Premiere

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

Friday 21st of June at 8pm and Saturday 22nd of June at 4:30pm

Your favourite divas are taking to the stage through ‘the woman of a thousand voices’, Christina Bianco. Bask in Bianco as she celebrates iconic musical heroines with her own soaring vocals, comedic charm, and uncanny impressions; from the brassy riffs of Dion to the rich vibrato of Bassey. Don’t miss this award-winning, rave- reviewed, fresh-from-London, stage extravaganza. 

Rhonda Burchmore – Tall Tales

World Premiere & Adelaide Exclusive

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

Wednesday, 12th of June at 7:30pm

Stand clear as Rhonda Burchmore opens her memory vault and shares the souvenirs, stories, and selfies collected over a lifetime in the limelight.

Hear Rhonda’s Tall Tales of the rich and famous, from Presidents to Hollywood stars, Grammy winners to take away dinners on her own tours from hell, this literal icon (2014 Cabaret Icon Award Winner) shares wicked and wonderful stories and killer songs as only she can. 

Amber Martin – Queen of the Silver Dollar

World Premiere

Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre

Thursday 13th of June at 6pm, Saturday 15th of June at 3pm, Sunday 16th of June at 7:30pm

Amber Martin, celebrated NYC country vocalist, ‘queen of the crescendo’, and veteran of the cabaret stage, invites you to join her on a sonic journey into the Deep South.

Amid the byways and bayous, she shares her story so far through a one-woman cast of characters, masterfully weaving together a life’s worth of memories. 

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2024 is from 7th -22nd of June at Adelaide Festival Centre

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