Redevelopment Project

Exciting changes are underway at Adelaide Festival Centre.

We are part of the transformation of Adelaide Riverbank that will create a vibrant space for all to come together and enjoy. At Adelaide Festival Centre, we are working on: 

  • Modern foyers with upgraded facilities
  • New food and beverage options
  • Technical equipment upgrades in the theatres
  • A children's arts playground
  • New promenade and entrances to Dunstan Playhouse and Festival Theatre
  • Adelaide's very own star-studded Walk of Fame

The current redevelopment is the most significant capital infrastructure project undertaken since our doors opened in 1973.

Pedestrian Detours

Pedestrian and vehicle access has changed. Please click here for a pedestrian access map.

Road Closure Advice

Festival Drive is now a drop off loop. Please click here for information about Adelaide Riverbank road closures.

Vehicle and Taxi Drop Off Locations

Recommended vehicle and taxi drop off locations have changed. Please click here for more information.

Car Parking

Adelaide Festival Centre's car park is closed. Please click here for more information and alternative parking options.

Temporary closure of Festival Theatre

As part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s redevelopment, Festival Theatre and its foyer will close for five months from 23 July 2017 to 26 December 2017. Other Adelaide Festival Centre venues, including Dunstan Playhouse, Space Theatre, Artspace Gallery and Her Majesty’s Theatre at Grote Street will all remain open during this period and throughout the redevelopment.

The difficult decision to close Festival Theatre temporarily was made with a great deal of consideration. While this closure is challenging for Adelaide Festival Centre, we are looking forward to providing a better patron experience upon its completion. The closure of the venue will enable the redevelopment work to be completed sooner and ensure patron safety throughout.

Keeping Informed

Check back here for the latest information throughout the redevelopment! If you have tickets booked to a performance, look out for our social media updates and the Your Visit email you will receive three days prior to your show. Patrons attending Adelaide Festival Centre on days where the venue is impacted by road closures will also receive a text message on the day of their show.

The Adelaide Festival Centre redevelopment and wayfinding brochure is available here.
To find out more about the Festival Plaza upgrade visit


Phone: 08 8216 8600
Mail: GPO Box 1269, Adelaide, SA, 5000