50 wonderful years at Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates 50 years of arts and entertainment in Adelaide, whilst a spectacular Adelaide Cabaret Festival is set to dazzle audiences in June.

When Adelaide Festival Centre opened 50 years ago, our city was forever changed. It opened our eyes to the world, opened our minds to new forms of art, and opened our hearts to the joy of live performance.

In 2023, they’re cracking open the bubbles, and inviting you to join them in celebrating 50 wonderful years of arts and entertainment.

They are hosting a year-round calendar of exciting events that look back fondly on their past and eagerly forward to the next half century. A special celebration on June 2 will be announced soon… watch this space!

Celebrate 50 years with Adelaide Festival Centre

  • First 50 Podcast Series – Join Libby O’Donovan for 50 years of stories, anecdotes and memories from the stars and behind-the-scenes operators who have made Adelaide Festival Centre the home of arts and entertainment.
  • Buy a Seat – Leave your mark on history and contribute to the next 50 years by ‘naming’ a seat in one of the prestigious theatres; a great way to honour a loved one or mark a special occasion. 

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

9 – 24 June 2023


Adelaide Cabaret Festival


The Cabaret Collective

Also this year at Adelaide Festival Centre is the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. It is set to blow away audiences this year with a stellar program and a star studded line-up.

Instead of one artistic director, this year the festival has chosen to host a collective of directors – The Cabaret Collective. Previous artistic directors including Julia Holt, David and Lisa Campbell, Kate Ceberano, Eddie Perfect, Ali McGregor, Julia Zemiro, Alan Cumming and Tina Aren will all play a role in this year’s festival.

A festival favourite and a truly magical event, The Variety Gala, has been pegged as a once in a lifetime spectacle with guests including those from The Cabaret Collective.

Adelaide Festival Centre



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