Adelaide Festival

The 37th Adelaide Festival brings artists from across the world to SA

Brace yourself Adelaide for over 823 performances hosted by venues in a South Australia over 17 days as the Adelaide Festival kicks off for 2022.

Photo credit: Tony Lewis

From 4-20 March 2022, Adelaide Festival goers will be able to enjoy over 823 performances from entertainers across the world. 

This year’s program features a spectacular line-up of FREE and ticketed events across dance, theatre, visual arts, music, writers, installations and exhibitions.

Over 17 days, 71 events across music, opera, dance, film and visual arts will grace the stages of Adelaide alongside Adelaide Writers’ Week and WOMADelaide events.

The line up includes 6 Australian premiers, 9 world premiers and 17 events exclusive to Adelaide.

Involving more than 863 artists, speakers and special guests across the contemporary music program and Breakfast with Papers, the Adelaide Festival is one of many events visitors and residents can enjoy. 

With performances inspired by entertainers from 22 countries, the Adelaide Festival is playing to 75% capacity houses as a part of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Adelaide Festival co-Artistic Director Neil Armfield, is thrilled to bring the festival to the state with more than 55,600 tickets issued.

“The Adelaide Festival has been one of the luckiest of all the festivals in the country and we have an extraordinary 17 days ahead of us.

“Planning across this year has thrown some uncertainty into the mix but we have managed to pull it off. The team has been working really hard bringing performers in from across the world. 

“We got through unscathed in 2021 and while in 2022, there have been so many roadblocks, we have made it happen.

“In other states audiences have shown shyness in showing up but there’s greater confidence in Adelaide.

“We are keen to keep artists and audiences safe and we are proceeding with confidence.

More than 2,000 tickets have been distributed to people to attend selected Adelaide Festival productions through two separate Open House programs, generously supported by The Balnaves Foundation. 

Proof of vaccination will be required and masks will be encouraged to be worn across venues and events. To check out the Adelaide Festival events and productions, visit

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