Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival has delighted audiences for over 55 years with an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.

In 2017, The Balnaves Foundation supported the development of a new festival venue, The Riverside Palais.
In 2018, we again supported The Riverside Palais and the production of Thyestes.
In 2019, we supported Gravity & Other Myths’ production of Out of Chaos and the Pay What You Can access program.
Since 2020, The Balnaves have supported the Open House access program including the Pay What You Can program.

The Open House program is a key element of Adelaide Festival’s commitment to ensuring as many people as possible have access to the great arts events that it presents. It is part of a suite of discount ticket initiatives including Under 30’s pricing, concession-priced tickets (Students, Pensioners and Unemployed), special Schools prices, Artists’ Rush tickets and Access Tickets for people with disabilities.

Open House tickets are made available for very low income earners and people on welfare who cannot otherwise afford to attend. Frequently such people will have had little access to the arts and the program includes many first-time attendees. Eligible patrons can access these super-low cost tickets in two ways:
Tix For Next-to-Nix and Pay What You Can (PWYC). 

Find out more about Open House here and Adelaide Festival here.