A D E L A I D E F E S T I VA L C E N T R E
KEY STATISTICS Adelaide Festival Centre is the
heart of the arts in South Australia.
ANNUAL TICKETED ATTENDANCE
ESTABLISHED Australia’s first capital city arts venue.
VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS
REVENUE GENERATED COMMERCIALLY
We present theatre, dance, music and exhibitions, as well as creating our own Festivals for audiences of all ages to be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained. We welcome audiences of all ages and across lifestyles and cultures.
We are home to: We are committed to supporting and co-presenting some of the world’s biggest touring musicals and work hard to ensure the delivery of shows that wouldn’t otherwise be seen in South Australia.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS Adelaide Festival Centre is a commercially successful business, with revenue being generated from multiple income streams.
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MARKETING & PUBLICITY SERVICES
Including function business and retail food and beverage operations at all venues.
Delivery of marketing and publicity solutions for external venue hirers.
Hire of the venues to external arts companies and commercial producers.
Workshop facilities build sets and provide engineering solutions for theatrical productions and cultural events.
BASS ticketing system provides ticketing solutions for external festivals and events.
PIANO BAR JB ROOM QUARTET SUITE
SMALLER MEETING ROOMS
Adelaide Festival Centre sells merchandise related to festivals and shows.
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Foundation undertakes fundraising to support arts access initiatives.
Adelaide Festival Centre carpark is a venue service for patrons.
OUR FESTIVALS OZASIA FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER Australia’s premiere arts festival for engagement with Asia. Over 11 days, OzAsia Festival presents a diverse program of theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts, food, culture and entertainment, culminating in the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival. The Festival also provides a platform for South Australia to engage politically and economically with Asia.
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
JUNE The largest festival of its kind in the world! Adelaide Cabaret Festival brings the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Riverbank precinct to life each winter. The Festival includes classic and contemporary cabaret performances – including music, satire, comedy, story-telling and plenty of opportunities to dance the night away.
ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL
AUGUST – BIENNIAL A celebration of the world’s most popular instrument. The Festival program contains performances from international, established stars and emerging young talent as well as workshops, masterclasses, artist talks and panel discussions.
COME OUT CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
MAY – BIENNIAL A Festival for schools, children and families to engage with the arts. The Come Out programs for schools and families offer an array of productions, workshops and curated events to excite, challenge and stimulate young audiences.
110,000 CHILDREN & FAMILIES
EDUCATION & YOUNG PEOPLE CentrED CentrED is Adelaide Festival Centre’s core learning program delivered collaboratively with the South Australian Government’s Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) and offering curriculum based arts education programs for school students.
COME OUT CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL This iconic Festival has involved over 2 million children since its inception and is the flagship of Adelaide Festival Centre’s strategy to engage with children, young people and their families.
SOMETHING ON SATURDAY Something on Saturday is a much loved series of shows and art and craft workshops, running at Adelaide Festival Centre throughout each winter.
ON STAGE SUMMER SCHOOLS New for 2016, On Stage is a series of one week performing arts workshops for school aged children that will culminate in a performance.
GREENROOM The GreenRoom program targets 18-30 year olds, offering young people an opportunity to connect with the arts as they move into adulthood, with discounted tickets and exclusive members events. The GreenRoom advocacy program offers students interested in progressing a career in the arts with valuable work experience options.
EACH YEAR Adelaide Festival Centre hosts
130,000 YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES
STUDENTS FROM 373 SCHOOLS
STUDENTS FROM 282 DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS
CHILDREN AT SOMETHING ON SATURDAY
Australia’s leading arts Festival for engagement with Asia. OzAsia Festival showcases contemporary Asian arts and culminates in the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival in Elder Park.
ARTS ADMINISTRATORS EXCHANGE
We welcome arts administrator interns from across Asia to the Festival Centre to share professional experience and build relationships.
THE ASIA PACIFIC CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL LEADERSHIP
The Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership was established in partnership with the University of South Australia to provide training for Asian arts administrators through the University’s Arts and Cultural Management Program. Arts administrators undertake practical placements at Adelaide Festival Centre.
POP UP FESTIVALS IN ASIA
A pop up version of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has appeared in Hong Kong and work is underway on similar events in Jinan and Qingdao in Shandong, China.
LEADERSHIP OF ASSOCIATION OF ASIA PACIFIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTRES (AAPPAC)
Adelaide Festival Centre is the current chair of AAPPAC, the peak cultural body in the Asia-Pacific region. Its membership includes the Sydney Opera House and major performing arts centres across Asia, Australia and NZ.
WORLD OF CULTURES
The annual World of Cultures programming includes music, dance, performances and displays from Greek, African, Asian, Middle Eastern and European cultures. We welcome the community to these events to discover both traditional and contemporary interpretations of other cultures.
SEASONAL FAVOURITES inSPACE inSpace is a grass-roots program that gives some of Australia’s most talented, independent artists access to Adelaide Festival Centre’s administrative, production and venue support. Since its 2002 launch, hundreds of artists have seen their works come to life through inSpace – a program about high quality, affordable art that’s inclusive, thought-provoking and powerful.
MORNING MELODIES A superb selection of daytime entertainment at affordable prices. Morning Melodies is a superb selection of daytime entertainment at affordable prices in the comfort of Adelaide Festival Centre venues and Her Majesty’s Theatre.
VISUAL ARTS OUR MOB
Working with Country Arts SA and Ananguku arts program, we bring to the city, Our Mob, a state-wide community program, presenting the works of Aboriginal artists in exhibitions held in the Adelaide Festival Centre foyers and gallery.
PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION The Performing Arts Collection is an archive of prestigious and unique collections that embody over 200 years of South Australian performing arts history.
Emelena Warren (Pitjantjatjara), Piltati, 2015, [detail], acrylic on canvas, 91cm x 61cm, © Tjungu Palya Arts
The visual arts exhibitions at Adelaide Festival Centre connect the community with a diverse range of art. Permanent exhibitions are scattered throughout the Festival Centre. Other key exhibitions include:
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FOUNDATION Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of generations to come and to give young South Australians an experience that lasts a lifetime. Each year, the Foundation raises funds to support subsidised student tickets for disadvantaged young people and to maintain the GreenRoom young adults membership program. The Foundation also supports the Steel Ryan Fellowship, providing an opportunity for an indigenous arts worker to develop their career; and the Bob Hawke Fellowship, supporting a young Chinese arts administrator to undertake a placement at Adelaide Festival Centre.
HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE The “Grand Old Lady of Grote Street” has been servicing South Australia for over 100 years and is in need of some repair. To fulfil an upgrade of current facilities and expand the capacity of Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre has embarked on a project to raise the necessary funds.
FUNCTIONS LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF ADELAIDEâ€™S CULTURAL AND RIVERBANK PRECINCTS, Adelaide Festival Centre is an
VENUE offering corporate and wedding clients a unique creative atmosphere, a spectacular riverside setting and catering that showcases the very best South Australian food and wine.
VENUE OPERATIONS The Venue Operations department works across all Adelaide Festival Centre venues to ensure an exceptional theatre experience for patrons. Professional teams provide outstanding technical service, front of house staff and facilities support.
Adelaide Festival Centre’s in-house marketing team provide expert marketing and publicity advice to the entertainment industry.
Our Scenery Workshops are internationally renowned as the leading theatre construction facility in the Southern Hemisphere. A highlight of the 2014-15 projects was the construction of the set for the Australian season of the international smash hit musical, Matilda, currently presenting at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre.
“There's a long and very substantial tradition of building sets here in Adelaide – and I think they're very good at it.” Award-winning Australian set & costume designer, Catherine Martin
CONTEMPO RARY CIRCU S AT ITS MOST THRIL LING IN A SPECTACULA R 360° SETTIN G!
SPONSORS & PARTNERS Adelaide Festival Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of SA, Arts SA and the contribution of the following partners, current as of 31 October 2015
YEAR-ROUND PARTNERSHIPS Radio Partner
SOMETHING ON SATURDAY
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL Festival Partners: Investec, Coopers Brewery, Skycity Adelaide, Adelaide City Council Associate Partners: Grant Burge, Lexus of Adelaide Media Partners: The Advertiser, Channel 7, FIVEaa, Avant Card, ABC 891, Mix 102.3, Blaze Supply Partners: Independent Arts Foundation, InterContinental Adelaide, Hughes Limousines, House of Tickets
ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL Major Festival Partner: Fox Creek Wines Festival Partner: Yamaha Community Programs Partner: Adelaide City Council Associate Partners: Coopers, Hills Cider
Supply Partners: InterContinental Adelaide, Redgate Guitars, Savarez, Marsh Advantage Insurance, Hughes Limousines, Avant Card Media Partners: The Adelaide Review, Limelight, Australian Guitar Magazines
COME OUT CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Festival Partners: Adelaide City Council. Adelaide Metro, Harold Mitchell Foundation, Macquarie Group, Coopers Foundation, Australian Executor Trustees, Australia Post, Crayola Regional Touring Partners: SA Power Networks, Country Arts SA
Program Partners: Playking Foundation, San Remo, Renewal SA, Freedom Foods, High Noon Trust Media Partners: ABC 891, The Advertiser, SA kids
OZASIA FESTIVAL Major Festival Partner: Santos Executive Festival Partner: University of South Australia Festival Partners: ANZ, Adelaide City Council, Flinders University, Adelaide Casino, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Wonderful Indonesia, Multicultural SA
Program Partners: Australia Indonesia Institute, Playking Foundation, Australia Korea Foundation Moon Lantern Festival Stage Sponsor: Ironfish Supply Partners: InterContinental Adelaide, Hughes Limousines Wine Partner: O’Leary Walker Wines Media Partners: 891 ABC Adelaide, The Advertiser
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE Along with the redevelopment of Festival Plaza, the SA Government has announced a major building project for Adelaide Festival Centre, including improvements to the buildingâ€™s exterior and an internal technical upgrade. The Festival Centre sits at the heart of the Plaza and we look forward to being part of this transformative project that will enhance the arts and entertainment attractions in the Riverbank precinct.
The redevelopment will enable us to continue to attract the biggest and best shows to Adelaide, better support presenters and reward patrons with the best arts and entertainment experiences. Ultimately, it will reinforce our reputation as a leading Australian cultural centre.
A D E L A I D E F E S T I VA L C E N T R E
BOARD OF TRUSTEES Michael Abbott AO QC, Chair Jim Hazel Deputy Chair Susan Clearihan The Hon Don Farrell Zannie Flanagan AM Phil Hoffmann AM Carolyn Mitchell Irena Zhang
For more information, visit
adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au King William Rd Adelaide 5000 GPO Box 1269 Adelaide SA 5001 Telephone +61 8 8216 8600
Published on Dec 3, 2015
Adelaide Festival Centre’s corporate brochure including some key highlights from the 2014-15 financial year.