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  • Writers' Week Special Event: Herman Koch

    Writers' Week Special Event: Herman Koch

    6 April 2016

    Missing Adelaide Writers' Week already? We’re thrilled to announce our first special event for 2016. Come and enjoy an evening of conversation with Dutch writer Herman Koch.

  • 2016: Done and Dusted!

    2016: Done and Dusted!

    21 March 2016

    "It has been an enormous privilege to have been Artistic Director of the last four Adelaide Festivals and I am indebted to the exceptional list of artists and companies who have made my festivals such a success." - Artistic Director (2013 - 2016) David Sefton

  • Adelaide Festival of Arts 2016 Reviews

    Adelaide Festival of Arts 2016 Reviews

    29 February 2016

    What do the critics have to say about the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Arts? Get a second opinion on your favourite shows with these media reviews.

  • Changes to Unsound Friday Line-Up

    Changes to Unsound Friday Line-Up

    23 February 2016

    We regret to inform that on doctors’ advice, Alessandro Cortini has cancelled his trip to Australia. London-based project Babyfather featuring Dean Blunt (Hype Williams) has stepped in to replace him at Unsound Adelaide.

  • No barrier to the best of the fest

    No barrier to the best of the fest

    15 February 2016

    We are excited to announce Pay What You Can tickets will be available for five of the biggest and most unmissable events at this year's festival.

  • Changes to Writers' Week 2016

    Changes to Writers' Week 2016

    12 February 2016

    Richard Dawkins recently suffered a minor stroke, however he is expected in time to make a full or near-full recovery.

  • Final artists confirmed for Unsound Adelaide

    Final artists confirmed for Unsound Adelaide

    1 February 2016

    We're chuffed to tell you that with the announcement of the following three artists, the Unsound Adelaide 2016 line-up is now complete.

  • Home is where the Art is

    Home is where the Art is

    13 January 2016

    Home is where the Art is is a series dedicated to local companies featured in the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2016.

  • Another award for Adelaide Writers' Week

    Another award for Adelaide Writers' Week

    12 December 2015

    Following our national win at the Australian Event Awards last month, we're honoured to have taken out another great award!

  • The fastest selling dance show in Adelaide Festival history

    The fastest selling dance show in Adelaide Festival history

    26 November 2015

    Pina Bausch's Nelken (Carnations) has become the fastest selling dance show in the 55-year history of the Adelaide Festival of Arts!

  • 14 festival shows you'll only see here in 2016

    14 festival shows you'll only see here in 2016

    26 November 2015

    Only in Adelaide. Only in 2016.

  • Adelaide Writers’ Week recognised as Australia’s best community event

    Adelaide Writers’ Week recognised as Australia’s best community event

    18 November 2015

    Adelaide Writers' Week 2015 has been announced as the national winner of the Coates Hire Best Community Event at the Australian Event Awards!

  • Welcome to Adelaide Festival 2016

    Welcome to Adelaide Festival 2016

    1 October 2015

    Here it is! The full 2016 festival program revealed in all its glory.

  • 2016 Special Pre-Announcement

    2016 Special Pre-Announcement

    26 September 2015

    Direct from the Eiffel Tower on Bastille day and two Olympic ceremonies, world famous French maestros of light and fire Groupe F come to the Adelaide Oval with their live stadium spectacular À Fleur De Peau!

  • Three 2016 Events Announced

    Three 2016 Events Announced

    11 September 2015

    It's been a huge week for us with the announcement of three Adelaide Festival of Arts 2016 presentations.

  • Writers' Week <br>Special Events 2015

    Writers' Week
    Special Events 2015

    17 July 2015

    We are thrilled to present four special Adelaide Writers' Week out of season events for the remainder of 2015.

  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Closing Soon

    Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Closing Soon

    18 June 2015

    Hurry! Nominations for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature close on the 26th June.

  • Destination Art Winners Announced

    Destination Art Winners Announced

    1 June 2015

    We are proud to announce that Edwina Cooper and Kenan Henderson are the inaugural winners of Adelaide Festival of Arts' Destination Art: Emirates Artist Development Opportunity.

  • Supporting new work at the National Play Festival

    Supporting new work at the National Play Festival

    28 May 2015

    Adelaide Festival of Arts is proud to be supporting an in-development piece by talented Australian writer Phillip Kavanagh, Deluge, at the upcoming National Play Festival.

  • More for South Australia

    More for South Australia

    15 May 2015

    Independent research conducted during the 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts indicates that the estimated total economic impact of the festival for the state was $27.3 million - a 14% increase on our 2014 festival.

  • Announcing our Co-Artistic Directors for 2017 - 2019

    Announcing our Co-Artistic Directors for 2017 - 2019

    7 May 2015

    We are beyond thrilled to let you know that multi-award winning directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy have been appointed Co-Artistic Directors for the Adelaide Festival of Arts for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • Three special Adelaide Writers' Week events

    Three special Adelaide Writers' Week events

    17 April 2015

    Tickets now on sale for our first three Adelaide Writers' Week out-of-season events: Helen Macdonald, David Mitchell and Norman Doidge.

  • Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015 Wrapped

    Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015 Wrapped

    23 March 2015

    As the curtain goes down on another wonderful festival, please take a minute to relive some favourite festival moments with this short clip.

  • Pay What You Can

    Pay What You Can

    3 March 2015

    We are happy to introduce Pay What You Can Tickets for holders of Pensioner, Healthcare, Low Income Healthcare and Student cards.

  • Adelaide Festival Reviews

    Adelaide Festival Reviews

    2 March 2015

    Keen to read what they said? Get a second opinion of Adelaide Festival shows from these media reviews.

  • Destination Art

    Destination Art

    2 March 2015

    We have partnered with Emirates Airline to offer two South Australian artists an opportunity to fly to an Emirates destination for a professional development experience.

  • Show us your pics

    Show us your pics

    6 February 2015

    Show us your pics from Blinc for your chance to win a $500 bank account plus a 2016 Adelaide Festival Friends Membership

  • Gazelle Twin, Dopplereffekt join Unsound

    Gazelle Twin, Dopplereffekt join Unsound

    4 February 2015

    We regret to inform that Vatican Shadow and Evian Christ will no longer appear at Unsound Adelaide.

  • Gavin Bryars in Residence

    Gavin Bryars in Residence

    3 February 2015

    As one of Britain's most important and prolific post-minimalist composers, we are thrilled to host Gavin Bryars in an exclusive 2015 residency.

  • Fela Kuti By Number

    Fela Kuti By Number

    28 January 2015

    A world music visionary, a dangerous revolutionary and Africa’s most scandalous son: Fela Kuti. Let's get familiar with Fela care of the following facts and figures.

  • Adelaide Writers' Week 2015 Program

    Adelaide Writers' Week 2015 Program

    21 January 2015

    Clear some space on that bookshelf and stock up on bookmarks. The full program and schedule for Australia’s largest free literary event Adelaide Writers' Week has been revealed.

  • SEVEN TUNES YOU DIDN'T KNOW WERE DANNY ELFMAN'S

    SEVEN TUNES YOU DIDN'T KNOW WERE DANNY ELFMAN'S

    17 January 2015

    He’s composed for comedies, turned in work for action films, and even scored kids’ flicks. Here are six film scores and a TV theme you might be surprised to discover were written by the same guy: Danny Elfman.

  • Bertie Blackman, Yael Stone and more

    Bertie Blackman, Yael Stone and more

    16 January 2015

    The 2015 Adelaide Festival takes the music program to a whole new level with iconic film scores, post rock heavyweights, the King of Afrobeat and legends of jazz, folk and noise.

  • Choreographers In Focus - Cedar Lake

    Choreographers In Focus - Cedar Lake

    8 January 2015

    The extraordinary New York-based company performs the works of four of the world's most forward-thinking choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián & Crystal Pite. Learn about them here.