Time Out says
The triple-tiered theatre where the big guns come to play
The Festival Theatre projects a sense of occasion. It's not just the three levels of crimson seats holding up to 2,000 people. Nor is it the side boxes, which thanks to pop culture always says "fancy theatre" to us. Its the proscenium arch that really does it. Unlike some of the more flexible theatres in the Adelaide Festival Centre, this is not a stage you can surround, or sit behind. It's a proper theatre stage designed to conceal the mechanics of the magic from the audience. Behind the wall that seperates the audience from the back half of the stage, major sets can be changed, actors can take their places and bands can assemble. This is where the big acts come when they want the full theatrical treatment for their show, be it live music, musicals, comedy or theatre.