Adelaide Cabaret Festival
9 - 24 June 2017
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June. Now in its 16th year and the biggest festival of its kind, the Festival has become a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar.
Produced and presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival has grown from modest beginnings in 2001 to become Adelaide’s major winter Festival and the largest cabaret festival in the world. It has garnered a reputation for featuring the best local, national and international artists with classic and contemporary cabaret performances.
The Festival offers 14 days and nights of food, wine and accessible entertainment that includes a mixture of music, satire, comedy, musical theatre and storytelling. Audiences can experience the Adelaide Cabaret Festival every June beginning on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, all under the one roof at South Australia’s Adelaide Festival Centre.
Since 2009 the Festival has appointed high profile Australian Artistic Directors including artists David Campbell, Kate Ceberano, Barry Humphries and most recently duo Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect.
“The greatest cabaret event on earth”. – What’s On Stage London
“The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has matured into a substantial and high-quality platform for entertainers…” – The Australian
“The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is firmly established on the arts calendar as an internationally acclaimed winter wonderland.” – The Advertiser
Past Festivals have featured the likes of Dame Edna Everage (AUS), Kristin Chenoweth (USA), Idina Menzel (USA), Lea Salonga (PHIL), Cassandra Wilson (USA), Olivia Newton-John (AUS), Molly Ringwald (USA), Lenny Henry (UK), Ben Vereen (USA), Mary Wilson (USA), Tim Minchin (AUS), Natalie Cole (USA), Camille O’Sullivan (IRE), Paul Kelly (AUS), Bernadette Peters (USA), Stephen Schwartz (USA), Eddie Perfect (AUS), Rhonda Burchmore (AUS), Micheline Van Hautem (BEL), iOTA (AUS), Lanie Lane (AUS), Caroline Nin (FRA), Michael Feinstein (USA), Mandy Patinkin (USA) and Anthony Warlow (AUS).