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9 Aug 2018

Each March, the Adelaide Festival celebrates creative culture in all its forms, offering an internationally-renowned feast for all five senses.

For over 55 years, the Adelaide Festival has breathed life into long summer days and illuminated starry nights with elaborate venues, internationally acclaimed theatre productions, world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces and striking visual arts displays.

Visionary directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy are currently working on the reveal of the 2019 program, after two record-breaking years in a row. 

The full program will be announced on October 30, but the only show of the 2019 program, already on sale, will blow your mind: Barrie Kosky’s The Magic Flute, blending live-action and animation on stage, is sublime and delightful to audiences of all ages and experience. 

Barrie Kosky’s The Magic Flute


The Adelaide Festival will stun audiences with an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. 

The Palais

The Palais is the floating Festival hub lighting up the River Torrens with live gigs from huge international stars and big-name Australians.

Whether you dance the night off, sit back and soak-up the atmosphere in the mezzanine bar, get the scoop each morning with Breakfast with Papers, take your after-work drinks to the water or listen to some of the world’s most compelling writers and artists at Festival Forums, the Palais is the place to be. 

Adelaide Writers' Week

The lush lawns of the beautiful Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in Adelaide will be home to the Adelaide Writers' Week under the new direction of Jo Dyer. Take a seat and listen to some of the world's best (and greatest up-and-coming) writers discuss their innermost thoughts; fiction and non-fiction, biography and crime, recipes and politics, all genres find their spot at Adelaide Writers’ Week.

A partial list of authors attending the 2019 Adelaide Writers’ Week will be revealed on October 30, and the full schedule will be announced in January 2019. Visit the Adelaide Festival website for more information.