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Adelaide Theatre Returns to 100% Capacity



We’re 100% ready for you.

This time last year, we had zero people in our theatres, in the face of a whole new and challenging situation. Since then, we’ve witnessed the extraordinary commitment of our frontline health and security workers, our government and our community to control that situation. During the year, we’ve also witnessed the extraordinary resilience of our artists and the support of our audiences who’ve entered our theatres as we gradually recommenced performance – from one person per four square metres, to 50% capacity, to 75%.

We are delighted that with our upcoming production of the hilarious The Gospel According to Paul starring Jonathan Biggins as Paul Keating, our theatre audience capacity at the Adelaide Festival Centre can return to 100%. SA Health has approved the Adelaide Festival Centre theatres returning to 100% capacity with masks and all our remaining seats are now on sale.

Theatres around the country have shown that with proper COVID protocols in place, audiences can enjoy live performance and be assured of their safety. There has been no transmission from any theatre in Australia since a return to performance, including theatres already operating at 100% capacity in other states. It makes sense for South Australia to follow. And we know audiences want this too. Our recent co-production with Slingsby of The Boy Who Talked to Dogs in association with the Adelaide Festival sold out at 75% capacity and could have sold out many more performances, such was the demand.

Tickets have been running out the door for  The Gospel According to Paul too and we’ve very nearly sold out to our initial capacity. Increasing to 100% means that we get to entertain more South Australians with phenomenal theatre. And that’s why we’re here.

The increased capacity also means there’s still time to purchase a full 7-play subscription to our 2021 season and be guaranteed great seats (and great nights at the theatre) at massively discounted prices.

As someone who has always loved subscribing to the theatre, I think there is a comfort and ease about subscribing. It’s exciting to forward plan for transformative theatre experiences along with your friends or loved ones. Or if you are flying solo and enjoy some company, you can subscribe to our A Date with State performances. Either way, get those shows in the diary and take the last-minute booking stress out of your life! Get a thrill every time you see an upcoming State Theatre Company South Australia production in your calendar!

All plans were off the table in 2020. With the return of 100% capacity, it’s nice to be able to make some new ones.

And we’ll reward those plans with shows that will inspire, challenge, delight and entertain. I’m 100% certain of it.

See you in the theatre soon.



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