The Adelaide Festival is an annual, international, curated multi-arts festival held for 17 days in March. Since
1960, Adelaide Festival has presented Australian and internationally acclaimed theatre, opera, concerts, dance and circus events, outdoor spectacle, and exhibitions building a reputation as one of the world’s greatest arts events and a pre-eminent cultural event in Australia.
The most recent 2020 Adelaide Festival offered 73 events across all artforms along with its festivals-withinthe-Festival: Adelaide Writers’ Week, Chamber Landscapes (a chamber music program at Ukaria Cultural Centre) and WOMADelaide. A total audience of nearly 400,000 attended Adelaide Festival events in 2020.
The Festival attracts interstate and overseas visitors, and generates an estimated gross annual expenditure of $70.2 million for South Australia. The Artistic Directors of the Adelaide Festival from 2017 – 2023 are Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield.