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Groupe F

This breathtaking stadium spectacular explodes for one night only at Adelaide Oval.

The James Plays Trilogy

Rona Munro’s new historical trilogy is an unforgettable, unrepeatable theatrical experience.

James I

Bold and irreverent, James I explores the complex, colourful poet, lover and law-maker.

James II

James II becomes the prize in a vicious game between Scotland’s most powerful families.

James III

Opening with a huge party, James III is as colourful and unpredictable as the king himself.


The universally acclaimed Golem is endlessly inventive and delightfully funny.

Nelken (Carnations)

Pina Bausch. Australian premiere. Exclusive to Adelaide. Bausch’s influence is universal; her work, unmistakable.

Go Down, Moses

A profound meditation on the human psyche by Italy’s most radical theatre company.


The Holy Body Tattoo perform with live musical accompaniment by Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

For the first time in Australia, Erth presents the Broadway version.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

Dive into the action and swim up close to the ancient aquatic world.

Adelaide Writers' Week 2016

Six days of artist conversations, panel discussions and book signing!

Unsound Adelaide

A full weekend celebrating the world’s best experimental and underground club music.

Unsound Adelaide Friday

RP Boo | Alessandro Cortini | Kanding Ray & Barry Burns | Kode9 | Jlin | Tralala Blip

Unsound Adelaide Saturday

Fennesz & Lillevan | Johann Johannsson & Zephyr Quartet | Paula Temple | Hot Shotz - Powell & Lorenzo Senni | Vessel & Pedro Maia


SUNN O)))'s live performances are equal parts concert, ritual and happening.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

You have to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor live to fully comprehend what they do. Supported by Vampillia.

Tectonics Adelaide

Ilan Volkov returns with a spectacular new two-day Tectonics Adelaide program.

Tectonics Adelaide Friday

Acclaimed conductor and curator Ilan Volkov, together with the ASO, showcases new orchestral works.

Tectonics Adelaide Saturday

Luminaries unite with new ensembles to premiere their works.

Kids' Weekend

The Adelaide Writers' Week Kids’ Weekend returns with two days of full on fun!

The Events

David Greig's The Events follows a community's search for compassion, peace and understanding.


Five plays run simultaneously as ten characters attempt to find meaning and connection.

The Young King

Journey in wonder with internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby.


From one of Australia’s most inventive dance makers.

Alleged Dances

The Australian String Quartet launches its season with Beethoven.

Body of Work

Atlanta Eke’s acclaimed Body of Work sees the visceral and mechanical collide.

The Country

Contemporary dramatist, Martin Crimp's cryptic thriller The Country is an international success.

Sufjan Stevens

Join legendary Michigan-born songwriter as he embarks on a full Australian tour.

Voyage to the Moon

Theatre legend Michael Gow creates an exciting new chamber opera.

Exquisite Corpse

Surreal, quirky, extreme, vital and surprisingly beautiful.

Magic Object

The 2016 Adelaide Biennial will unfold across an unprecedented number of venues.

Vernissage Weekend

Welcome to a 'Wunderkammer' of perspectives on material and magical thinking.


Aboriginal ghost stories and other scary matter

Heart Beat

Lisa Roet is renowned for her exploration of the complex ape-human intersection.


Over the March long weekend WOMADelaide celebrates its 20th festival in Botanic Park.

Day One
Sat 27 Feb

Adelaide Writers' Week Day One

Day Two
Sun 28 Feb

Adelaide Writers' Week Day Two

Day Three
Mon 29 Feb

Adelaide Writers' Week Day Three

RP Boo

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Friday.

Day Four
Tue 1 Mar

Adelaide Writers' Week Day Four

Day Five
Wed 2 Mar

Adelaide Writers' Week Day Five

Day Six
Thu 3 Mar

Adelaide Writers' Week Day Six

Live Streaming in Your Library

In 2016, for the very first time, the opening weekend of Adelaide Writers' Week will be available to live stream at your local library.

Alessandro Cortini

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Friday.


Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Friday.

SUMS: Kangding Ray and Barry Burns

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Friday.


Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Friday.

Tralala Blip

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Friday.

Fennesz and Lillevan

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Saturday.

Jóhann Jóhannsson and Zephyr Quartet

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Saturday.

Vessel and Pedro Maia

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Saturday.

Hot Shotz - Powell and Lorenzo Senni

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Saturday.

Paula Temple

Appearing at Unsound Adelaide: Saturday.


More than 85 writers from 12 countries come together for Adelaide Writers' Week 2016. See them all here.