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Dunstan Playhouse – Adelaide Festival Centre



Festival Drive, off King William Road

(08) 8216 8600

Bus Stop Z2 travelling from North into Adelaide CBD or stop A2 travelling into Adelaide CBD from the South.

A short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station.

Tram from Glenelg or Adelaide Entertainment Centre, stop on North Terrace.

Parking: Festival Drive, enter off King William Road

The car park is equipped with a lift and ramps which are accessible from all car park spaces. To pre-book your disability space please call BASS on 131 246. Bookings must be made no later than 12 noon the day before the park is required or by Friday 12 noon for a weekend car park.


Needles & Opium

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What the Body Does Not Remember

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An Iliad

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