Adelaide loves Tim Minchin! Due to popular demand, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, Tim Minchin, will perform a second show at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Sunday, June 13 at 7.30pm in Festival Theatre.

Tickets go sale today at 3.30pm Adelaide time at after Tim’s first show of BACK - on Saturday, June 12 - almost sold out within hours. 

Adelaide Cabaret Festival will be the first stop of the show’s national tour.  The show features “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire.

Tim Minchin: “I love Adelaide, and I can’t wait to bring “BACK” back for another spin. I first played the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2004 – at the late-night slot in the foyer of Festival Theatre. Since then, Adelaide has been home to so many huge moments for me: comedy shows in tents, musicals in arenas, filming Upright, orchestra shows and festival openings... I always adore my time there.” 

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Executive Producer Alex Sinclair: “It’s no surprise Adelaide loves Tim Minchin! We are thrilled with the response from Adelaide Cabaret Festival audiences with tickets getting snapped up for Tim’s first show. No doubt this second show will be a hot ticket. Having Tim Minchin as a headliner for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a testament to the incredible calibre of artists who come to Adelaide to perform at our much loved winter festival and delight both loyal and new cabaret fans.”

BACK was Tim’s first Australian tour since returning to the country after almost a decade of living overseas and was seen by almost 69,000 Australians after a seven-year absence from the stage. The long-awaited tour also saw him pick up a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert.

Minchin has been celebrated globally for writing the music and lyrics for “Matilda the Musical”, which has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed musicals of the last 20 years, winning a record 7 Olivier Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards and 5 Tony Awards. It has already played in over 50 cities worldwide.

Tim Minchin – BACK

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre

Saturday 12 June at 7:30pm and now Sunday 13 June at 7.30pm Tickets:


High-resolution images, full bio, video and media kit can be downloaded here:

This show is currently being sold at 75% capacity in non-checkerboard seating (i.e. no empty seats between patrons). Adelaide Festival Centres continue to adhere to SA Health’s advice which may require tickets to be re-issued closer to the performance dates. Current information available here:


The world's biggest and best cabaret festival gets underway from 11 -26 June 2021.

Stay tuned for Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s full program launch on 12 April 2021. 


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