2 – 18 March
Every year the Adelaide Festival brings the best in international arts and culture to Adelaide during the busy month of March. This year, families take centre stage with a range of free and ticketed experiences that will delight the young and the young at heart. From musical extravaganzas, thrilling theatre and cutting edge immersive art, the Adelaide Festival is the perfect way for families to get involved with the city’s entertainment offerings this time of year.
Tickets are available via www.adelaidefestival.com.au/
Sat 3 Mar – Sun 4 Mar, 9.30am – 3pm
A chance for the entire family to revel in two days of stories, songs, creativity and crayons. The weekend features story readings by well-known children’s authors in the Story Tent, interactive art installations, games and book making. Writers’ Week Kids Weekend is an opportunity to get creative together whilst enjoying the latest and the very best of local and international literature.
14-18 March, Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground
For 75 minutes Rundfunkchor Berlin and leading German theatre and dance makers Jochen Sandig and Sasha Waltz craft an immersive experience of remarkable artistry where the standing audience moves organically with the production, and division between performer and audience, life and death, light and dark all seem to dissolve.
15-18 March, Dunstan Playhouse
Created by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bennelong explores the life of one of our history’s most significant Aboriginal elders.
9 March, Adelaide Town Hall
Hear Kate and the ASO perform a decade of hits, from the dazzling (O Vertigo!) to the poignant (Sarah, The Last Day on Earth), together with selections from The Rabbits, all clothed in the glorious orchestral garb of Iain Grandage and some of the finest arrangers in Australia.
9 March, Adelaide Town Hall
15-22 March, Various locations around Adelaide
As a child, Dutch visual/performance artist Nick Steur played with pebbles. When he grew up he rediscovered the material and created a performance placing stones on top of each other. That’s right, he balances rocks, and it’s simply mind-boggling.
3-20 March, ACE Open
The public discourse surrounding people of Muslim faith or background in Australia has fallen into a mindlessly reductive conversation about our fellow Australians. In response, eleven, a national collective of leading Muslim contemporary artists have put together this, their first major exhibition.
3-4 March, Elder Park
You’ll never see these creative instruments anywhere else! The Lost and Found Orchestra kicks off Adelaide Festival with an unforgettable bang.
Family Passes $98
8-12 March, Space Theatre
In September 2004 a group of terrorists stormed a school in Beslan, Russia, taking hundreds of children hostage. With humour and pragmatism Us/Them tells the story entirely through the clear, young eyes of a girl and a boy who were on the inside.
Suitable for ages 12 and up
9-11 March, AC Arts Main Theatre
Join your kids on an imaginative adventure, a joyous and kaleidoscopic little “opera” featuring the splendid vocals of Michaela Burger (Rumplestiltskin) and Bethany Hill (Saul). You’ll come out humming the rainbow.
3 March, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden
Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic, reading in the Story Tent
4 March, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden
Jackie French, author of Diary of a Wombat, reading in the Story Tent
The Lost and Found Orchestra kicks off the Adelaide Festival in grand style. Featuring an international cast from the UK, The Lost and Found Orchestra will be joined by 500 local participants playing ‘found object’ percussive instruments. This wonderful and wacky sonic experience promises to be the best family value entertainment you’ll come across this year. Use the code word ‘KIDDO’ at checkout to receive half price tickets.