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  • Saul

    The brilliant and provocative Barrie Kosky returns to Adelaide with his masterpiece, Handel’s Saul.

    LIMITED SEATS REMAIN

  • The Secret River

    Neil Armfield's masterful production, thrillingly reconceived for the stunning natural setting of the Anstey Hill quarry

  • The Riverbank Palais

    Get ready for the phoenix-like return of The Floating Palais as the hub of the 2017 Adelaide Festival

    PROGRAM ANNOUNCED JANUARY

  • Richard III

    A mesmerising and darkly comic take on Shakespeare's classic, directed by Thomas Ostermeier

  • Betroffenheit

    A boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance that takes inspiration from the aftermath of an almost unbearable personal tragedy

  • Peter and the Wolf

    Could there be a better introduction to the orchestra and storytelling than the warm, whimsical and occasionally wicked Miriam Margolyes?

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus performs a new concert version of Prima Donna and highlights from his tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy

    ONE NIGHT ONLY

  • The Encounter

    A compelling true experience of a National Geographic photographer told through 3D audio to build an intimate and shifting world

  • Concerto Italiano

    One of Europe’s premiere baroque ensembles, renowned for their interpretations of Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Bach

  • L-E-V: Killer Pig

    Killer Pig is a virtuosic tour-de-force that blurs the lines between grotesquery and elegance

  • L-E-V: OCD Love

    OCD Love is a tantalising and erotic exploration of lovers always just out of sync

  • 1967

    An anniversary celebration of the 1967 referendum, featuring stirring anthems of struggle, joy, protest and reflection

  • Gala

    Featuring a company of 15 Adelaide locals of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, Gala is an ode to spontaneity and difference: uninhibited and imperfect.

  • Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray

    Lula Del Ray is a lonely adolescent girl who is obsessed with a soulful country music duo and leaves home to meet them.

  • Manual Cinema: Magic City

    Magic City tells the story of nine-year old Philomena, who builds a miniature city out of books and toys that comes alive.

  • The Backstories

    A rare glimpse behind the public personas of three storytellers as they open their hearts and their private photo collections

  • Backbone

    Gravity and Other Myths are back with their follow up to A Simple Space that (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is

  • Every Brilliant Thing

    A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

  • Portraits in Motion

    Creating flipbook portraits of the people he meets along the way, Gerling's work is beautiful, communal, resonant and unexpectedly affecting

  • Wot? No Fish!!

    Wot? No Fish!! is an extraordinary story of love and art told through the doodles on 1920s wage-packets

  • Gardens Speak

    This interactive sound installation provides a moving account of the lives and untimely deaths of ten Syrians

  • Chamber Landscapes

    This series of concerts takes inspiration from its venue, marrying the intimacy of chamber music to panoramic grandeur

  • MDLSX

    Part performance-art monologue, part DJ set featuring music from The Smiths, Vampire Weekend, R.E.M. and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, part erotic floorshow; MDLSX is a visually ravishing, confronting, empowering hymn to androgyny.

  • La Gaia Scienza

    On historical instruments, Italian trio La Gaia Scienza plays music from the 19th century as if it were written yesterday.

  • Coral: Rekindling Venus

    Lie back under the giant projection dome of the Adelaide Planetarium and be surrounded by staggeringly beautiful coral reef imagery and high-resolution microscopic footage

  • Intimate Space

    An experiential work of dance theatre set in the Hilton Adelaide hotel from Adelaide's own Restless Dance Theatre

  • Eighth Blackbird

    The closest thing classical music has to a rock band

  • Adelaide Writers' Week 2017

    An outstanding week full of fabulous authors and books in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.

    PROGRAM REVEALED EARLY FEBRUARY

  • The Drunken Botanist

    Join Author Amy Stewart for a lunch curated by chef Paul Baker in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens for a leisurely conversation about our botanical world.

    SELLING FAST

  • Kids' Weekend 2017

    Kids' Weekend is two days of stories, songs, parades and some pretty amazing creatures.

  • RED

    A surrealist cinematic offering and a savage tale of female power featuring Cate Blanchett.

  • Versus Rodin

    Marking 100 years since Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, this exhibition places Rodin’s work in conversation with modern and contemporary artists.

  • The Ocean After Nature
    Countercurrents

    The Ocean After Nature and Countercurrents feature the work of 23 Australian and international artists, exploring our relationship with and connections to the oceans through new media, sculpture, installation, painting and photography.

  • Yidaki

    A collaboration between the South Australian Museum and the Yolngu people, this special exhibition explores Yidaki through sound, story, moving image and rarely seen treasures from the South Australian Museum’s collection.

  • WOMADelaide 2017

    Set in the lush surrounds of Botanic Park, WOMAD is an immersive global journey of delight, discovery and joyous diversity through the World of Music, Arts and Dance, over the March long weekend.

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