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Elder Park, King William Street, Adelaide

For our first three festivals we had the Riverbank Palais floating there on Karrawirra Pari and hosting music and talks, breakfast with papers and forums, long lunches and dawn to dusk to midnight revelry and thrilling exchanges of ideas (and occasionally phone numbers!).
In March we launched a National design competition for a new club, which, out of a brilliant field of entries, was won by the extraordinary Tina Engelen and Will Fung of CO-AP(Architects) with their gorgeous lightweight pavilion of two perfect intersecting circles creating a raked auditorium and the fabulous Crescent Bar overlooking the river.
Located on the fall of land between the Festival Theatre and the Dunstan Playhouse, The Summerhouse will be our Festival home and hub for the next three years. Come and join us and play and talk and listen to our contemporary music program under the stars and trees on this precious corner of Elder Park.



Public Transport

By Bus

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

By Train

A short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station.

By Tram

Closest stops are at Festival Plaza or Train Station/North Terrace for trams arriving from Glenelg or Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 

Driving to your event?
Adelaide Festival Centre's car park is closed.
Visit UPark to find the closest car park to your venue. We recommend UPark Gawler Place or UPark Topham Mall.




Wheelchair access