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March 1 - March 17
For 58 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.
2019 marks the third Adelaide Festival presented by Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy. Their first program for the 2017 Adelaide Festival saw all previous box office records broken and was a resounding success, repeated in 2018 with new record box office and attendance. Neil and Rachel will also direct 2020 and 2021 Adelaide Festival.
Adelaide Festival has shared Australia’s best new work along with some of the world’s great companies and artists including Grace Jones, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem, John Zorn, Marlene Dietrich, Allen Ginsberg, James Thiérrée, Philip Glass, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, Isabelle Huppert, Schaubühne Berlin, Yehudi Menuhin, Isabella Rossellini, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Nina Simone, Jane Birkin and Malcolm McLaren.
Adelaide Festival is a member of Festivals Adelaide: representing Adelaide’s ten major arts and cultural festivals.
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