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.
In 2020, Adelaide Cabaret Festival was cancelled before the program was released due to the declaration of a public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, a digital version of the festival was conceived called Bite-Sized & Home Delivered featuring artists from the 2020 program. It is being delivered on Facebook from 5 - 20 June.
Alan Cumming is the first-ever international Artistic Director in Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s history.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
Stay in Touch
If you have any feedback on the website or the festival in general, we'd love to hear from you.Read More
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
We invite you to nominate yourself or a talented student currently in Year 10 or 11 from regional South Australia for the 2021 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.Read More
Class of Cabaret Program
Information about applying for the 2021 Class of Cabaret program.Read More
Submit your work for consideration to perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival next year.Read More
The Frank Ford Commission
To us he was the godfather of cabaret, his dedication and passion was whole-hearted and unwavering.Read More