Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/13/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

The annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival comes to town soon from the 7th to the 22nd of June.

The festival which is presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre was founded by the ringleader of Adelaide’s Fringe Festival; Frank Ford has seen Dita Von Teese, Olivia Newton-John and Kristin Chenoweth grace the stages in previous years. The show is now 18 years in the running. It presents the very best cabaret acts, singers, comedians and theatre artists both local and international. Julie Zemiro is this years artistic director. So buckle up for a wild ride of debauchery, comedy and musical brilliance. For those who want to laugh, feel, discover or listen, there’s a show at this festival for all.

  • The Swell Mob

    From the Flabbergasted Theatre comes the immersive theatre experience unlike any other. Travel through time to the  1800s where the times were rough and tough. Through the use of puppetry and comedy, the audience can choose their own adventure whether that be drinking and gambling or dancing the night away. It’s an interactive experienced hosted at Artspace and runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, however, you may not want to leave the energetic space.

  • Kate Miller-Heidke

    No other artist can say they’ve performed at Eurovision, Coachella and the New York Metropolitan Opera. Headlining at the Thebarton Theatre on the 22nd of June watch as Kate Miller- Heidke transports you to another world with her ethereal and dreamy voice. Singing songs that you know and love, as well as some newer songs, this one-night act is not to be missed.

  • A Rational Fear

    Comedians Dan Illic and Lewis Hobba join together to create a fast-paced panel show that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seats. The duo discusses the concerns that you should be have, despite what current media may say. Together with musical act Bridie Connell and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd you’re in for a wild ride. Joined by other comedians and festival artists, this satirical take on what the news isn’t telling you.

  • End of the Rainbow

    The lasting legacy of Judy Garland tells of rainbows, a yellow brick road and a dog named Toto. But the reality of her life is much grimmer. This theatre show stars Helen Dallimore, musical theatre icon known for her roles in Legally Blonde: The Musical and Wicked. She plays Judy Garland living out her final days before she is to headline a 5-week run of shows. The tale opens in London’s Talk of the Town nightclub where Garland is joined by fifth husband Micky Deans and her accompanist Anthony. It’s soon realised that the rainbow isn’t all it seems. . Running from the 31st of May to the 22nd of June, take on the role as an audience member to Peter Quilter’s passionate and drama filled show.

Related article: Why Adelaide is known as the Festival City?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.