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This page includes FAQs about shows at The Summerhouse. See the full Summerhouse program here.



covid-related questions & information>>
Getting there>>
entrances & Opening Times>>

Weather Policy>>

Other Venue Information & Questions>>
Is the venue cashless?
Where are the toilets?
Can I bring alcohol?
Can I bring in my own food?
Can I get food at The Summerhouse?
Are pass-outs available?
Is there a cloak room?
What can I bring in?
Can I take photos?





Covid-related questions & information

In accordance with Adelaide Festival’s COVID-19 Management Policy, anyone aged 16* and older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 double vaccination (or have an official medical exemption) to gain entry to an Adelaide Festival event. For more information, please see the Adelaide Festival COVID-19 Management Policy.

You will need to undertake a COVID-safe Check-in on arrival at The Summerhouse. This may cause delays at peak times. Download the mySA GOV app before you arrive. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can register manually upon arrival. 

Events in the Main Hall at The Summerhouse are currently being sold at 75% capacity in line with SA Health guidelines.

Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks for the duration of these shows. 


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Getting There

The Summerhouse is located on the fall of land between the Festival Theatre and the Dunstan Playhouse (see more about the location here).

Where possible, please use public transport to access The Summerhouse. For tram, bus and train information services please visit Adelaide Metro.

Will there be somewhere to lock my bike?
Yes, we love to encourage cycling to events. Bikes are not allowed in the venue, however bike parking will be situated on King William Road.

What public transport stops are the closest to the venue?

  • By bus Bus stop Z2 travelling from South into Adelaide CBD or stop A2 travelling into the Adelaide CBD from the North.
  • By train A short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station.
  • By tram Closest stops are at Festival Plaza or Train Station/North Terrace for trams arriving from Glenelg or Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Driving to the event?
UPark has ten convenient city locations, many of which are open until late or 24/7. Find out more:


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Entrances & opening times

There are two entrances to The Summerhouse.

The main and accessible entrance to the Crescent Bar and Main Hall is via Elder Park (King William Road). The Box Office is located at this entrance.

There is a secondary entrance to the Main Hall if you are coming from North Terrace or via the Walk of Fame. This will be open for performances and shows in the Main Hall only. No box office facilities are located here, ticket scanning only.

Opening Times
The Crescent Bar is open from 6pm Thursday 3 March 2022 – Sunday 20 March 2022. It is closed on Tuesday 8 March and Monday 14 March.

For ‘Breakfast with Papers’ doors will open to the Main Hall 60 minutes prior to start time. 

For concerts, please check your ticket for your show’s start time. Doors for the Main Hall open 30 minutes prior to show (except Paul Grabowsky on Monday 7 March when doors will open 45mins prior to show).

The Main Hall is open for ticket holders only. No general access. The Crescent Bar is open to all from 6pm, except on Tuesday 8 March and Monday 14 March when it is closed.

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Is it an accessible venue?
Accessible seating, including wheelchair seating, is available for pre-purchase through Adelaide Festival. For booking and access ticket enquiries, please contact our ticketing team on 1300 393 404.

Is there an accessibility drop-off zone?
The Adelaide Festival Centre horse shoe drop off is located on King William Street.


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Tickets for The Summerhouse can be purchased online, via or over the phone on 1300 393 404.

If you have selected Print-at-home tickets, please ensure your ticket is pre-printed, with the barcode clearly visible, to expedite the entry process.

Please note, if you purchase a ticket through any other site than your ticket may be fraudulent and you will not be admitted entry into the event.

All ticket sales are final. Tickets are sold in accordance with Adelaide Festival terms and conditions of sale. For further information please click here.  

Where is the Box Office?
The Summerhouse Box Office will be located at the Main Elder Park Entrance. It will open 60mins – prior to show for ticketing enquiries. Tickets may be available for purchase at the venue on the night of the performance, subject to availability.

Can I buy tickets on the door?
Tickets may be available for purchase at the venue on the night of the performance, subject to availability. 

Is there a cover charge?
There is no cover charge to enter the Crescent Bar. ‘Breakfast with Papers’ is also free daily. Patrons will require a valid ticket for entry to performances in the Main Hall.

Restricted entry to specific shows:
Please note the following shows are for audiences aged 18+:

  • Friday 4 March – DJ HMC
  • Saturday 5 March – Ministry of Sound: Stafford Brothers and TV Rock
  • Friday 11 March – Juicy Pop: Jawbreakers, DJ Josh and Filip With An F
  • Saturday 12 March – One Night In a Disco: Late Night Tuff Guy, Dr Packer, Mel Hall
  • Sunday 13 March – Ministry of Sound: John Course
  • Friday 18 March – Almost Famous: K.I.M
  • Saturday 19 March – Vinyl Destination


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All shows in the Main Hall are seated. This includes ‘Breakfast with Papers’ and the evening shows. The ticketed evening shows have allocated seating.

We have some photos of the seating from last year's set-up at The Summerhouse in the 'Additional Info' section on The Summerhouse event page here.


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Weather policy

The Summerhouse is an outdoor venue. Concerts plays rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, refer to at 12pm on the day of the performance for final weather arrangements. 'Breakfast with Papers' will be posted at 12pm on the day prior.


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other venue information & questions

Is the venue cashless?:
Yes, The Summerhouse is a cashless venue. This includes bars, box office and merchandise (where applicable).

Where are the toilets? :
Toilets are located at the Elder Park entrance to The Summerhouse. A pass-out system will be in place for those entering and exiting both the Main Hall and the Crescent Bar to use the bathroom facilities.

Can I bring alcohol? :
BYO alcohol is not permitted in accordance with venue licensing regulations.

Can I bring in my own food? :
BYO food is not permitted in the Summerhouse.

Can I get food at The Summerhouse? :

The Summerhouse will offer a selection of bar snacks for purchase at each bar plus (A)lure will provide breakfast offerings for ‘Breakfast with Papers’ patrons. 

We recommend the following restaurants in the surrounding Riverbank precinct for more substantial food options before or after your visit to The Summerhouse. Please check their websites for operating hours and reservations:

Are pass-outs available? :
No pass-outs available, except for toilet entry. 

Is there a cloak room? :
There are no cloaking facilities onsite.

What can I bring in?:
In accordance with the venue’s Conditions of Entry please note that the following items are prohibited:

  • Pets (only guide and assistance animals are permitted)
  • Chairs
  • Eskies
  • Alcohol, drinks in glass or aluminium cans
  • Bikes (not inside the venue but parking is available outside)
  • Professional standard still or video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods
  • Umbrellas

Can I take photos?:
Please take as many photos as you want with your phone, and don't forget to tag us when you post them. However, please note that DSLR cameras, video equipment, tripods and drones will not be admitted into The Summerhouse.

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