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

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

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

2016 Special Pre-Announcement

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

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

Writers' Week
Special Events 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

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

Destination Art Winners Announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adelaide Festival Reviews

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

Destination Art

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

Gazelle Twin, Dopplereffekt join Unsound

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

Gavin Bryars in Residence

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

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

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.


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

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

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.