You can support the Foundation and its work by giving in a number of ways.

1)   Two Annual Appeals
2)   Purchasing a Named Seat in the iconic Festival Theatre
3)   Supporting Her Majesty’s Theatre Building Fund
4)   Donating to the OzAsia Festival Fund
5)   Remembering the Adelaide Festival Centre in your Will

It's easier to take than to give. It's nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime Joan Marques

Ways in which you can donate:

  • Donate online
  • Donate by phone  ‒ (08) 8216 8919
  • Donate by mail using the Giving Form and posting it to – GPO Box 1269, Adelaide  SA 5001

A gift of $1,000+ will ensure your name is placed on the Honour Board in the foyers of the Festival Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

100% of your gift will support the following programs that the Foundation funds:

1. Equity Tix
This program provides disadvantaged children with the opportunity to attend live theatre for possibly the first time in their lives. We have found that children least likely to access the arts have the most to gain from experiencing the wonder and magic of live theatre.


2. Career Development – Fellowships
The Steel Ryan Fellowship is a 12 month fellowship open to Indigenous arts workers to be employed at the Adelaide Festival Centre. The Bob Hawke International Fellowship allows a young Chinese Arts Administrator to spend 10 months working at our Centre learning from our experienced staff.


3. Adelaide International Guitar Competition
This biennial competition is an opportunity for emerging young professional classical guitar players to be heard and given exposure on an international platform.


4. GreenRoom Youth Membership Program
Adelaide Festival Centre’s membership program is for young people aged 18 - 30 years of age, offering an exclusive ‘backstage’ experience to the Festival Centre and the arts, as well as mentoring and work experience. 


5. Something on Saturdays Foundation Corner Art Workshops
An important part of our audience development program is offering free and engaging workshops for children aged 2 -10 years from May to September every year. This is an important introduction to the arts for our next generation of artists and potential audiences.


6. OzAsia Festival Fund
The aim of this Fund is to raise funds to provide cultural exchanges between Asia and Australia; to assist in attracting the best Asian artists to perform in Australia as part of the OzAsia Festival; to facilitate inter-country visits and to build an artist exchange program between Asia and Australia.


General Foundation Gift

If you would like to donate to the Foundation as a whole, rather than to a particular program, please donate here and we will use your gift to fund our highest priority.


If you would like further information on how you can support the Foundation and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people, please contact our Development Manager

Robyn Brown
Phone: 08 8216 8826

Buy a seat

All donations made through the Buy a Seat Campaign assist us in providing our State's disadvantaged children and schools with the opportunity to experience the magic of the theatre.

For a donation of $1,000, you can have a plaque with the name of the person or organization affixed to one of the Festival Theatre seats. It is a small price to pay for such a unique opportunity to have your name "engraved" in Adelaide's most prestigious arts venues.

Make a gift now to reserve your seat, and we'll contact you personally to select your specific seat and provide your inscription text. For more information or to purchase, view our brochure and donation form or contact

Vanessa Lionello
Phone: 08 8216 8919

Buy Seat


Bequest Program

For 40 years Adelaide Festival Centre has benefited from the support of many generous and passionate individuals. Leaving a bequest marks your meaningful bond to the theatre, and your belief in the future of South Australian art and culture.

Your bequest is a truly enduring way to ensure that younger generations are able to experience and enjoy the thrill of live performance through a lasting and invaluable legacy. Be assured that your generosity will continue to support young artists and audiences for the next 40 years.

We appreciate the decision to make a bequest is personal, if you wish to advise us of your decision or discuss how you would like to direct your gift, please contact our Development Manager

Robyn Brown
Phone: 08 8216 8826