The Adelaide Fringe, Australia’s largest open-access arts festival is run over four weeks in Adelaide, South Australia. It is internationally renowned as one of the best!
Artists from around Australia and across the globe participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, puppetry, music, visual art and design.
Adelaide Fringe literally takes over the entire city with 900 events staged in pop up venues in parks, warehouses, lane-ways and empty buildings as well as established venues such as theatres, hotels, art galleries, cafes and town halls.
One of the main differences that sets the Adelaide Fringe 2015 apart from other worldwide Fringe festivals, is the free special events. These accessible programs run throughout the festival, and add an exciting carnival-like air that permeates the city.
Here are a few Fringe favourites!
Garden of Unearthly Delights
The Garden of Unearthly Delights is the most spectacular Adelaide Fringe venue that plays host to a myriad of entertainment for the whole family.
Literally an outdoor festival playground in Rundle Park, entry to ‘the garden’ is free. The East End parklands are completely
transformed during the Fringe festival, creating a unique, colourful and electric atmosphere both night and day. Within the garden are smaller venues, with ticketed shows for theatre, circus, dance, puppetry, physical comedy, music and more. The Garden hosts a colourful array of food and drink stalls from around the world. Ask the foodies for their daily specials, as well as their show recommendations!
Check out the full program here!
The Royal Croquet Club
The Royal Croquet Club (RCC) is back in Victoria Square (also known as Tarntanyangga ‘Dreaming Place of the Red Kangaroo’) for the 2015 Adelaide Fringe and it’s twice the size occupying both sides of the Square. This fun filled pop up bar and eatery complete with croquet field in the recently revamped Victoria Square has everyone in Adelaide talking. It’s the Fringe’s quirkiest new super venue with four separate performance spaces. Think of it like a garden party for you and several thousand of your closest friends!
In 2015 the RCC will be a stunningly designed space featuring the croquet pitch. Plus the north side of the Square will house a giant maze known as dotMaze: Get Lost! from UK company dotComedy. Enter the maze and discover live performances, charming characters and unexpected happenings that unfold around you.
For more information visit the Royal Croquet Club Adelaide website.
The Adelaide Fringe runs from 13 February – 15 March 2015
For more information, please visit http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/
Arts in our Schools
A number of our international students are interested in ‘The Arts’. Many of our South Australian government schools have a wide offering of these subjects including music, performing and visual arts, dance and theatre. Below is a selection of schools that have a strong focus in these areas or a Special Interest Program.
Metropolitan High Schools
|Aberfoyle Park High School
||Mitcham Girls High School
|Birdwood High School
||Mount Barker High School
|Blackwood High School
||Norwood Morialta High School
|Brighton Secondary School
||Parafield Gardens High School
|Charles Campbell College
||Reynella East College
|Glenunga International High School
||Salisbury East High School
|Golden Grove High School
||Seaford Secondary College
|Hamilton Secondary College
||Seaton High School
|Heathfield High School
||Seaview High School
|Henley High School
||Underdale High School
|Marryatville High School
||Woodville High School
*denotes selective entry
Regional High Schools
|Grant High School
||Murray Bridge High School
|Kangaroo Island Community Education
||Port Lincoln High School
|Mount Gambier High School
||Victor Harbor High School
*denotes selective entry