Theatres & Cinemas
Whether you're looking to see a film in comfort, or catch some stimulating theatre, Adelaide has a range of venues to suit your needs.
The City of Adelaide is graced with many theatre and performance spaces including the world renowned Adelaide Festival Theatre (also home to the Space Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse, the historic Her Majesty’s Theatre, and the charming and intimate Bakehouse Theatre which showcases the best of grass roots and amateur theatre productions. Be sure to also check out the Adelaide Repertory Theatre, the oldest surviving amateur theatre company in the Southern Hemisphere.
Adelaide is home to internationally acclaimed theatre companies, including the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Brink Productions and State Opera of South Australia, all of which produce annual programs of classic and contemporary works. For shows suitable for the whole family you can’t go past Windmill Theatre and Patch Theatre Company performances.
A range of cinemas in the City will satisfy everyone from those looking for the latest blockbuster, to the those keen for international or arthouse productions. Adelaide has three very different but equally as impressive cinemas. The Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas on Rundle Street shows everything from blockbusters, to arthouse films. and also hosts a selection of annual film festivals. The Wallis Piccadilly Cinema located in a stunning art deco building in North Adelaide features all the latest films. And of course, Mercury Cinema, nestled amongst the creative hub of the West End, screens a selection of classics, locally produced films and the hottest fare from the world's film festivals.
During the balmy summer nights head to Botanic Park for the Moonlight Cinema (open air cinema) featuring advance screenings, contemporary, cult and classic movies.