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Main entry via Elder Park
King William Street, Adelaide

About The Summerhouse

Located on the fall of land between the Festival Theatre and the Dunstan Playhouse, The Summerhouse is our Festival home and hub.

This beautiful chequered pavilion houses a relaxed open-air auditorium where from eight in the morning you can begin your Festival day listening to the brilliant minds of Tom Wright and his guests as they discuss the issues of the day at Breakfast with Papers.

Come back around sunset and hear the country’s coolest contemporary musicians and DJs playing in a line-up of shows that will have you wanting to return night after night after night.

And finish your day overlooking the shimmering waters of Karrawirra Pari as you meet your friends for a pre or post-show drink in our fabulous Crescent Bar.

Come and join us and play and talk and laugh and listen under the stars in this precious circled corner of our world.



See the full 2022 Summerhouse program on the event page here.





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. 


Have more questions? See our FAQs page

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