Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June. Celebrating its 21st year in 2021, 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 2021 it welcomed its first-ever international Artistic Director – Alan Cumming. In 2022 iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and consummate performer Tina Arena AM will take on the role of Artistic Director for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Adelaide Festival Centre is thrilled to announce iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and consummate performer Tina Arena AM will take on the role of Artistic Director for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.Read More
Learn how the festival was born and became the biggest of its kind.Read More
See how Adelaide Cabaret Festival has changed throughout the years.Read More
Who's Making the Festival
The team making Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival.Read More
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Cabaret Icon Award
Acknowledging pioneers and leading figures who have had a significant impact on the Australian cabaret industry.Read More
Nathaniel O'Brien Scholarship
Learn more about the Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship opportunity for regional students.Read More
Class of Cabaret Program
Information about the annual Class of Cabaret high school program.Read More