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Adelaide Festival Centre

Things to do, Fairs and festivals Greater Adelaide

From cabaret shows to food and wine festivities, this buzzing centre runs a diverse range of festival programs to suit all ages and tastes. Venues at the festival centre include the Dunstan Theatre, the Festival Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, the Artspace, the Space Theatre and the Amphitheatre.

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Adelaide Festival Centre says
The Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre, was built in 1973 and opened three months before the Sydney Opera House. The Festival Centre is located approximately 50 metres north of the corner of North Terrace and King William Street, lying near the banks of the River Torrens and adjacent to Elder Park. It is distinguished by its three white geometric dome roofs and its plaza consisting of lego block-like structures to the south and lies on a 45-degree angle to the city's grid. It is the home of South Australia's performing arts.The Centre is managed by a statutory authority under the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Act 1971 which is responsible for encouraging and facilitating artistic, cultural and performing arts activities, as well as maintaining and improving the building and facilities of the Adelaide Festival Centre complex.The Centre hosts the annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June, OzAsia Festival in September, and the biennial Adelaide International Guitar Festival in July.ConstructionThe Adelaide Festival Centre was built in three parts from April 1970 to 1980. The main building, the Festival Theatre, was completed in 1973, within its budget of $10 million. (The Centre was completed for $21 million.) In comparison, the Sydney Opera House, also completed in 1973, cost $102 million. The Festival Centre is known for the quality of its acoustics.
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Venue name: Adelaide Festival Centre
Address: King William St
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