Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide Festival Centre
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Adelaide Festival Centre is the heart of the arts in South Australia. Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue and hosts more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain. We welcome audiences of all ages, experience, and cultures. We are committed to supporting and co-presenting some of the world’s biggest touring musicals and work hard to ensure the delivery of shows that wouldn’t otherwise be seen in South Australia. Adelaide Festival centre is also home to 3 great food and beverage options; Star Kitchen and Bar, (A)Lure Champagne & Seafood Bar and Malt Shovel Taphouse Adelaide with incredible views of the River Torrens and Elder Park.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles170 reviews
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We saw the production of Miss Saigon at the Adelaide Festival Theatre today. It was absolutely fantastic. We have seen Miss Saigon in America before but this rated the best
Written 6 January 2024
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I went to a show at the Asian Festival: "Made in China 2". It was thought provoking. I loved it. The Festival Centre is still doing renovations. The car parking was too confusing so I had to walk a long way instead, which was difficult.
Written 20 December 2023
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Fleur5544
Adelaide, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I attended the ballet Swan Lake which was just wonderful but was spoilt by experienced we had at the Festival Theatre. First it is now quite difficult to get to the theatre from the railway station, you have to walk right around fhe outside without cover and I thought the renovations were going to an improvement! It’s terrible. We arrived early to have a something to eat at the cafe restaurant before the show as we’d seen on the website. We were ignored by two staff when waiting for a table who left us standing with out saying a word. One finally came back to us and told us snacks were at the bar. (website confusing) we ordered our drinks and baguettes only to find when we sat down we’d been short changed with out drinks. Just really disappointing. So little attention to detail, poor service and being ignored are all areas I’d like to see our pre eminent venue make some substantial improvements on.
Written 11 October 2023
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ozzygal
McLaren Flat, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Just attended the matinee of Mary Poppins which was superb.

Unfortunately, I feel I have to review the “High Tea” at the Star (Festival Theatre venue) which we attended pre show…

Our party of three were seated by the pleasant maître d and fairly quickly offered the included Mimosa.

Then the high-tea was brought out - two small white bread sandwich ‘fingers’ per person, a mini croissant each, a scone each and a cupcake each arranged on a three tiered cake stand with a small bunch of grapes, a few strawberries and raspberries.

The croissant and scones were cold and the scones were overcooked and crunchy. I asked the waitress what the filling was in the sandwich fingers and she replied “ ummm cheese and cranberry sauce in one and cucumber and …I’m not sure about the other one, it’s a surprise “

We then had to ask for plates.

When asked for our tea and coffee orders we were brought basically a one cup pot for two of us.

Maybe I expected too much but I thought high-tea was ‘special’ - for an investment of $150 I expected plates and warm scones at least….

The car park situation as others have mentioned is a nightmare and the theatre itself is looking very tired.

The show was MAGNIFICENT 😍
Written 20 August 2023
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John S
Adelaide, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
Pre show dinner (Mary Poppins) at The Star Kitchen and Bar - beautiful location and views across to Adelaide Oval.
The porterhouse steak cooked to perfection - the added flavours made this without any doubt the best steak I have ever eaten. Superb!!
My wife’s Linguini puttanesca was also enjoyed - but looking more like spaghetti was used.
A request for another two bread rolls and a spoon for the wife was met with “very busy at the moment …” (restaurant approx. 60% full). Staff member never returned to our table. Slight hitch in what was otherwise a great evening!
Written 5 August 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Just seen the Mary Poppins show at this theatre- what an amazing presentation with excellent cast and eye dropping moments as the characters appear to fly in space !!
Written 5 August 2023
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Fairybread
Adelaide, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Hairspray the musical was great. Then……. We lined up for 30 mins to get a lift down to the car park. The centre has apparently had a renovation. Well what idiot put only 1 lift in to accomodate all of those people trying to get out. The pay machine was like learning to drive an airplane . Then we finally got to the car and had to wait another 20 mins to get out of the carpark due to the enormous line . All of those dollars spent and they didn’t even replace the old seats in the theatre or the terrible carpet. Still Taps on the sinks in the bathrooms. Where’s the hover taps to stop the spread of germs. What a screw
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Written 28 December 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Festival Centre is the epicenter of the Adelaide Festival, a cavalcade of the performing arts and other artistic features. The Adelaide Festival is regarded as Australia's premier festival of the arts. It showcases the best in the arts from Australia and abroad. The Adelaide Festival will be held from Friday 3 March to Sunday 19 March 2023.
Written 20 December 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Adelaide is known as the Athens of the South. The Adelaide Festival of the Arts is held annually each March. The Festival is held mainly, though not exclusively, in the Adelaide Festival Centre. which is a centre for the performing arts. Dance, music and drama feature at the Festival Centre.The Festival draws international performers to Australia every year. Adelaide has been nominated as a UNESCO City of Music. Apart from the Festival, numerous other events are held, including the Adelaide Writers' Week. The next Adelaide Festival of the Arts will be held from 3 to 19 March 2023.
Written 20 June 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Friends
Went to see Frozen which was very enjoyable but the evening was spoilt with having to wait over 30 minutes to exit the car park the parking station has been built to hold big volume of cars but obviously not enough exits and the flow of traffic with large events needs to be managed better. Do not park here unless you are prepared for the wait. They have lost me
Written 5 June 2022
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