Tripod with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
What’s the secret to Tripod’s success? Video games – lots and lots of video games. Orchestrated and conducted by Grammy-nominated gaming composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Assassins Creed Syndicate).
The Composer is Dead
Meet the orchestra, solve the mystery and have a good laugh in this enchanting introduction to classical music. Starring Frank Woodley with the 55 piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Featuring lashings of cabaret glamour and a huge gulp of silliness the whole family will enjoy.
Dita Von Teese
A lavish variety performance with burlesque’s brightest star and a brilliant international cast. Second performance on sale now.
Variety Gala Performance
Join Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect for a supercharged showcase of international …
After several critically acclaimed tours across the United States and Canada, star of stage, screen and music Megan Hilty is set to shine her light at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
The Wharf Revue
Seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem. There ain’t no party like a Wharf Revue party!
Backstage Club Opening Week
Join cabaret chanteuse Amy G and quick-witted mistress of ceremonies Miss Behave.
Swing to the smooth grooves and high altitude falsetto of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Paying tribute to the platinum pioneer performers who led the musical way.
A celebration of the insane, brutal and hilarious things we do when we’re in love.
Slapstick Diva heaven, full of ridiculous song-and-dance numbers, roller-skates and a live chicken.
Rhonda Burchmore and Trevor Ashley
Rhonda Burchmore and Trevor Ashely join forces for a once in a lifetime cabaret event.
A hearty dose of Brecht and Eisler, Frank Wedekind, Henrich Heine and more.
One of the finest interpreters of song returns to perform the works Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
The Weill File
An opening weekend special homage to the famous cross-genre composer Kurt Weill.
Die Roten Punkte
The most irreverent, tantrum-loving gig you are likely to see at this year’s Cabaret Festival.
Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin
Stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets.
Ali McGregor, co-Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, delivers her own stunning perfo…
Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle
Wash your sins away as Rudi strips cabaret bare with his passions for the classics.
Celebrate the old and new with a perfectly balanced three-course extravaganza for the senses.
Songs for the Fallen
A seductive tribute to the infamous Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis, who lived fast and died young in 1847 at the age of 23.
The Juliet Letters Featuring Zephyr Quartet
An acclaimed and unforgettable song cycle with an all-star cast.
Join one of Australia’s favourite voices for an evening of luscious Latin jazz to make you swoon.
Joe Stilgoe pays tribute to the music from some of the greatest films of the last century.
Backstage Club Second Week
With International Musical Therapist, Jan van de Stool, and special guests.
Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Ms. Fischer takes centre stage, revisiting iconic songs etched into her heart.
20 Feet from Stardom and Michelle’s Story
Witness these stunning true stories on screen, with live introductions by the artists.
Harry Shearer and Judith Owen
Join Harry and Judith for an evening or mirth and melody.
Miss Behave's Gameshow
Glam Miss B presents a deliberately lo-fi, silly and audience-centric bag of fun.
Friends of Barbra
This award-winning trio breathes new life into Barbra’s iconic power duets and many others.
Love and Death
Lifting the curtain on ‘Bat Out of Hell’ composer Jim Steinman as he struggles to complete a rock op…
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
How did the Iron Lady get lost in the gay bars of Soho and become a cabaret superstar?
David Hobson and Colin Lane
A unique and hilarious experiment that promises to thrill and beguile you.
Witty works, bittersweet ballads, musical settings of Henry Lawson poems, and songs inspired by the …
Smart, catchy, filthy, and hugely entertaining – Sammy J is one of the most exciting performers on the comedy scene.
The insanely talented, Emmy award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, producer and music directorLance Horne will bring his signature cabaret flair to this year’s Festival.
Tom Burlinson presents a special new performance of the classic live album of Sinatra at the Sands.
Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky
The ultimate, intimate date with Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky.
Celebrating the sassy, red–blooded female musicians of the late 60s and early 70s.
Camp drag diva Yana Alana and her all-female band excite the stage in a risqué act of defiance.
Following advice from his therapist, Lionel has inadvertently found himself in a cabaret show.
In the Balance
You’re invited to party with local hit youth dance troupe Restless Dance Theatre and musical darlings The Audreys.
A special tribute celebrating some of the world’s greatest female comediennes.
Rumour Has It
You’re invited to an intimate evening with blockbuster soul sensation – Adele.
The infamous glamazons behind Glory Box and The Burlesque Hour return with a brand-new gothic, erotic, airborne variety show.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this wonderful family cult classic and enjoy David Bowie’s iconic …
Backstage Club Final Week
Ignite your evening with sassy songstress Libby O’Donovan for the Club's closing nights. ----
Five not-quite-twenty year olds explore life through the musings of their past, present and future.
The Last Galah
We’re celebrating Australia’s greatest songwriters in an evening of stellar performances.
Class of Cabaret 2016
Showcasing the brightest rising stars from secondary schools across South Australia.
Piano Bar Stage
Enjoy a variety of FREE cabaret entertainment hosted by piano-man extraordinaire Trevor Jones.
Saturday afternoon sessions venturing into the minds of cabaret and musical theatre composers.
Find out more about the mystery and power of human creativity with Eddie Perfect, Ali McGregor, Barb Jungr and Reg Livermore.
Experience exciting new work from our talented team of GreenRoom members.
Live Local Radio Broadcast
Experience Peter Goers’ unique “audio vaudeville” – cabaret style.
Cabaret Catch Up
Listen in as a variety of Festival artists reveal their creative impulses and what makes them tick.