Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June. Celebrating its 22nd year in 2022, Adelaide Cabaret Festival is the biggest cabaret festival in the world, and a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar. The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting outstanding local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.

In 2022 it welcomed iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and consummate performer Tina Arena AM in the role of Artistic Director for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

History

Learn how the festival was born and became the biggest of its kind.

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Past Festivals

See how Adelaide Cabaret Festival has changed throughout the years.

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Who's Making the Festival

The team making Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

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Stay in Touch

If you have any feedback on the website or the festival in general, we'd love to hear from you.

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Cabaret Icon Award

Acknowledging pioneers and leading figures who have had a significant impact on the Australian cabaret industry.

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Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship

Learn more about the Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship opportunity for regional students.

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Class of Cabaret Program

Information about the annual Class of Cabaret high school program.

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General Ticket Information

How to book tickets to your favourite events.

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2023 Expressions of Interest

Apply to perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2023

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The Frank Ford Commission

To us he was the godfather of cabaret, his dedication and passion was whole-hearted and unwavering.

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