2022 Adelaide Festival program announced!


28 Oct 2021



Written By Staff Writer



71 events, 9 World premieres, 6 Australian premieres and 17 exclusives! The 2022 Adelaide Festival program will assemble together a community of artists from across Australia and the globe.

The 37th Adelaide Festival program will run over 17 days from Friday 4 to Sunday 20 March. Announced on Tuesday 26 October at Bonython Hall and via livestream, the program offers a total of 71 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, media and visual arts, including uniquely local programs Adelaide Writers’ Week, UKARIA Chamber Landscapes and WOMADelaide.

9 World premieres, 6 Australian premieres and 17 shows playing exclusively in Adelaide will show the Festival’s drive and creative ambition and the adventurous essence of artists from around the corner and around the world. It is both a showcase of thrilling and contemporary live performance and an opportunity for celebration, reconnection and optimism.

Adelaide Festival Artistic Directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield say:

“We welcome audiences to a festival that refuses to curl and shrink, to aim low and take it easy. A feisty and defiant festival that begins with a phalanx of young bodies colliding and hurling each other through space, and ends with a hundred and fifty breathing humans pleading for the pain in our lives to fly away. We invite audiences to experience the release of primal dance, of exhilarating performance and how the spark of collegiate music making can jump centuries. It’s all there again for the taking: a celebration of body and soul and how great it is to keep them together”.

Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia, says:

“I congratulate our Festival Directors, organisers and volunteers on a magnificent program – we are truly spoilt for choice. Whatever you are doing in March, make sure you take the opportunity to soak up some of this remarkable Festival.”


Being COVID Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy the Festival and stay safe.

Adelaide Festival, including Adelaide Writers’ Week, will be delivered under COVID plans following strict guidelines set by the SA Health. We will provide any necessary updates via website, social media, and/or direct communication with registered attendees and ticket buyers.

Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19, Adelaide Festival will continue to provide a flexible ticketing policy giving patrons more flexibility in the case of illness or border closure. Visit for more information.

Photo by Danny Howe


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