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.

Artistic Director

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.

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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 Scholarship

We invite you to nominate yourself or a talented student currently in Year 10 or 11 from regional South Australia for the 2022 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.

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Class of Cabaret Program

Information about applying for the 2022 Class of Cabaret program.

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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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2022 Expressions of Interest

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