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Built in 1913, this this regal old theater has long been an affectionate favorite with Adelaide theater enthusiasts. It was first known as the Tivoli, and the opening night featured the great Lili Langtrey, "the Jersey Lily". Over the years the theater has played a colorful role in South Australian theater history. It is now managed by the Adelaide Festival Centre, enjoying a new life as the renovated Her Majesty's.
A major landmark in central Adelaide, the Festival Centre is South Australia's premier theatre complex and home to the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Set on the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, this splendid arts center comprises a full proscenium arch Festival Theatre, an intimate playhouse, a versatile studio theater, an open-space performance venue, a bistro, a late-night bar and gallery space. The complex lies in close proximity to Skycity Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and the central railway station. It is also just a stone's throw from the city's major shopping precinct, Rundle Mall.
Located within the Adelaide Festival Centre, Dunstan Playhouse is a theater venue. It showcases dramatics and performances by the State Theatre Company. There are 590 seats which provide a spectacular view of the stage. Combined with the brilliant acoustics, the venue is a definite joy to experience.
Elder Hall belongs to the University of Adelaide and was named after one of the university's main benefactors, Sir Thomas Elder. It is often used for public lectures and symposiums, plus musical concerts presented by students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Refurbished as a commemorative project for the university's centenary, the hall now houses a quite splendid organ built by Casavant Freres of Quebec. Community radio station, 5UV, maintains a recording booth in the hall and concert recordings can often be heard on the airwaves.
The Bakehouse Theatre acts as the home ground of the professional theater groups: Accidental Productions, Five.point.one and an amateur group Unseen Theatre Company which stage theatricals in several genres right from classics to those of street plays. The theater is divided into two halls, the Main Theater with a seating capacity of 76 and Studio Theater with a capacity of 44 guests. You can check out regional or international performances depending on your mood and the show timings. With a fantastic sound system and stage set up, all the theater lovers are sure to have a wonderful time here.
Since its opening in 1928, TheBarton Theatre has served as a venue for events in Adelaide. One of the prime entertainment venues in the city, seldom does this theater fail to deliver a show that both entertaining and inspiring. A venue for plays, musicals, concerts and even dance performances, its schedule is packed with shows that leave its audience stunned. Besides music and theater; sports such as kickboxing and wrestling are also held here.
Seating in excess of 12,000 people, Adelaide Entertainment Centre is a huge complex that presents the biggest international shows in Adelaide. The venue has been utilized for creations as diverse as the ballet, "Swan Lake", and motocross bike racing! Old rockers on world tours, such as Kiss, Bob Dylan and Roxy Music tend to stop off here as part of their itinerary. There is a good range of nearby restaurants for pre-show dining.