Festival Centre Open Day This Weekend

Go behind the scenes

Festival Centre Open Day This Weekend

It's access all areas at the Festival Centre this Sunday with the largest and most ambitious Open Day they've ever held.

South Aussies will get the chance to tour backstage areas, technical suites and dressing rooms between 11am and 4pm.

Douglas Gautier CEO of the Adelaide Festival Centre says "it's the first one we've had in almost 20 years".

The Open Day also coincides with the Festival Theatre's reopened foyers and brand new Walk of Fame, honouring 133 artists who've graced Adelaide stages since 1973.

Premier and Minister for the Arts Jay Weatherill will officially open the Centre's recent redevelopment before announcing the start of the Open Day.

"Visitors can follow a trail through the Festival Theatre, the Dunstan Playhouse Space Theatre, and there'll be self-guided tours backstage" Gautier said.

Meet and greet the cast from Windmill Theatre Company's Grug and the Rainbow and cast members from the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz.

There'll also be performances by Cirkidz, Bamboozled, Heathfield Renegades and Fusion Beats.

Those more interested in costumes and props from past productions can get up close with exhibitions of intricate handmade works.

Not to mention food and wine exhibits from Adelaide Festival Centre's Functions and Events team, lighting and sound displays from expert technical staff and dance rehearsals from the Australian Classical Youth Ballet and Studio Flamenco.

Come for lunch, with plenty of food and drink available from three brand new outlets - the Star Kitchen and Bar, Koffee Ink and Neon.

"It'll be a fabulous time for us to throw everything open to all the folks who love to see what's going on here" Gautier said.

Just turn up, there's no need to book. But if you do want more information head along to the website