Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June. 

Established in 2001 and the biggest cabaret festival in the world, Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar.

The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances. 

Artistic Director

Multi-talented television, stage and film favourite, Julia Zemiro is taking the reins for the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

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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 Scholarship

We invite you to nominate yourself or a talented student currently in Year 10 or 11 from regional South Australia for the 2019 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.

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Class of Cabaret Program

Information about applying for the 2019 Class of Cabaret program.

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2020 Submissions

Would you like to perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival next year? Submit your work here!

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