Adelaide Festival Opening Night Event
This is a free event but tickets will be required for entry.
Village Green, Adelaide Oval
Event starts: 8:00pm
Gates open: 6:30pm
Duration: 1hr 15mins, no interval
Car parks: Public car parks North and East open from 5:00pm
Public transport: Normal services will be running, visit Adelaide Metro for more information.
South Australia’s favourite homegrown “contemporary circus powerhouse”, Gravity & Other Myths (GOM), will ring in the 2022 Adelaide Festival with this free opening night event!
Fans of 2021’s The Pulse will know what to expect when the full 30 strong troupe team up with a mass choir. Now add pipes and drums to the equation. And amplification. And giant projection scrims and a colossal ascending triangular lighting rig. We don’t have a castle, but GOM’s inspirational towers and turrets of fit young bodies are equally breathtaking.
This will be a fun, beautifully produced event for families and friends to marvel at. A heart-in-mouth display of skill and co-ordination. But it will be more than that. From their humble DIY origins, every show mounted by this company is founded by a deep unspoken principle: to show what humans can do when they trust each other, support each other and urge each other to go further. Whether here on the grass, or 16,000 kilometres away on the cobblestones, we need to be reminded of those simple things.
There are a number of ways to enjoy Adelaide Oval on non-event days but it’s worth noting public access to the stadium is limited to particular parts of the venue.
Koffee Ink and Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen both provide a great place to enjoy coffee and refreshments but always best to check the opening hours before you come because they do change when events are being held. The Bradman Collection is free to view and open Monday to Saturday from 9am-4pm. Alternatively, book in for a Stadium Tour for the chance to visit areas that are usually off-limits and learn about the heritage of Adelaide Oval or take on RoofClimb Adelaide Oval for an experience like no other.
As of Friday 15 April 2022, visitors to Adelaide Oval will no longer be required to show proof of double COVID 19 vaccination. This change has been made on the basis of South Australia’s high vaccination rate, continued easing of restrictions and the return to 100% capacity. It will still be a requirement that all Adelaide Oval staff are double vaccinated. Make sure you keep up to date with, and abide by, all Adelaide Oval Conditions of Entry.
Yes, Suite 55 in level 4 of the Eastern stand will be setup as a temporary sensory safe space for this event. Capacity is limited to 20 so we ask patrons to please only use the space for short periods if required. Please approach staff if you need assistance navigating to the space.
The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant team are encouraging people to not to bring prams due to the limited space available and COVIDSafe measures that are in place. However, they understand this is not going to be possible for some, so will have a monitored pram parking area located outside the South and East gates that will operate like a cloaking system. Please note that prams are not allowed inside Adelaide Oval and the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will not be taking responsibility for any missing valuable or personal items.
Take note of the allocated entry gate on your ticket. Have your phone with your ticket ready to go when entering the stadium. Patrons with special access requirements seated in Eastern Stand Level Five will need to use the lift located near the Victor Richardson gates (between the Riverbank and Eastern stands).
If you can, use the stairs or escalators. Lift usage will be restricted to people with mobility needs.
Try to avoid touching stair rails, door handles and other touch points. Sanitise your hands regularly and always do so before eating.
At the end of the game, please remember to keep your distance from other people. Only use the Riverbank Footbridge if you are travelling by train. Please use other routes if heading into the city.
We all have a part to play in keeping Adelaide Oval COVIDSafe:
Check the website event page for event-specific gate times. Ticket purchasers will also see their recommended entry gate on their ticket, as well as receive an email from Ticketek in the days leading up to the event, including any updates. Please arrive at your earliest convenience to swiftly move through the entry process in a COVIDSafe manner.
Depending on the details of your situation, you may be eligible for a refund. We recommend reviewing the Ticketek Refund FAQs and Conditions prior to making a claim. Alternatively, you can transfer your ticket to a friend via the “share” button at the bottom of your mobile ticket – this is a single transfer sharing opportunity. Detailed mobile sharing FAQs can be found on the Ticketek website here.
Yes, all tickets purchased via credit card will automatically be refunded back to the original credit card that was used at the time of booking. For tickets that were purchased by EFTPOS, cash, or a credit card that has now expired, one of the ticketing team will contact you to finalise the refund. Please note this process may take multiple business days to appear back in your bank account.
We all have a part to play in keeping Adelaide Oval COVIDSafe:
Yes, we endeavour to have to have as many food and beverage outlets open as possible. Every effort has been made to ensure ample staff are rostered for game day, however, we continue to face challenges with the staffing of shifts as a result of COVID-19 cases prohibiting people from working. We may at times need to close a kiosk or work our way through a longer queue, but, as always, our staff will be working hard to serve you as quickly as possible. Please note, Adelaide Oval food and beverage outlets only accept payment by card. For those patrons who may attend with cash only, card exchange booths are located around the stadium.
Limit the number and size of bags you bring and have any bags ready for inspection as you approach your entry gate. This will make security checks faster and safer. Bags small enough to be stored under a seat will be permitted into the venue. Cricket or sporting bags longer than 30cm are not permitted. As an outdoor venue, we recommend dressing comfortably and appropriately for weather conditions. Note that there are no cloaking facilities. Dress code and information regarding restricted or prohibited items can be found in our Conditions of Entry.
Additional member benefits include:
Children are permitted in MTX Club, however children 5 and under do not require a ticket but must sit on the lap of a parent/guardian and not occupy a seat. Please check regularly as this may change with increasing member subscriptions.
Corporate Suites cannot exceed their capacities and children will need to be included in the head count. Please check with your Suite holder for clarification.
MTX Club food and beverage outlets now accept payment by card only. This assists with speed of service and also reflects the strong trend towards increased use of ‘tap and go’ payment facilities. All credit, EFTPOS and debit cards are accepted and all are exempt of surcharges. Patrons attending MTX Club with cash only will be able to exchange it for a complimentary ‘Cash Card’ via the Cloakroom. Any unused ‘Cash Card’ credit can be used at future events or redeemed in full at any time.
The Stadium Club Tab Card allows you to control your corporate hospitality expenditure and provides you with a single, integrated and itemised tax invoice the following day direct to your inbox. A tab card allows you to set and monitor how much you are spending on looking after your clients and staff, even when you are not at the game. The tab card can be used at all tills within the Stadium Club, including both restaurants, retail food outlet and bars. Simply log onto the portal to activate your tab card by adding a credit card and setting a limit. If you would like additional tab cards, please speak with your Account Manager.
Reciprocal rights arrangements have been secured with the Medallion Club at the MCG, the Jolimont Club at the MCG, the Medallion Club at Marvel Stadium, the Premier Club at the SCG and the Bankwest Club at Optus Stadium. Tickets to these clubs are subject to availability and can be arranged through your Account Manager.
With floor to ceiling windows, guests of the John Halbert Room, Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen and the Restaurant can enjoy panoramic views across Adelaide Oval. To book a window table it is recommended that a specific request is made at the time of reservation. Please note that given the limited availability of such tables, no guarantee can be made around their availability and allocation remains the right of the Stadium Club Management.
There is a range of dining options available in MTX Club, these include:
Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen
Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen offers the very best in contemporary dining. Exclusive to MTX Club members on event days, our three-course event day menu is a modern exploration of the depth and variety of South Australian produce.
Join us at Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen for a fresh take on event day dining, a warm atmosphere and views that take in both the Oval and the surrounding parklands.
John Halbert Room
The John Halbert Room offers unparalleled variety in event day dining, with a wide selection of premium South Australian food and wine.
Expertly crafted by our culinary team, the pub-style menu includes fresh seafood, gourmet antipasto, salads, carvery, an array of hot dishes as well as cheese and desserts.
Five Regions Restaurant
Five Regions Restaurant offers an elegant approach to dining using both new and old-world culinary techniques and allows each dish to showcase local ingredients and perfectly complement each hand-selected wine. It’s a collaboration that celebrates the very best in South Australian food and wine.
Relaxed Dining Options
Don’t want to miss a minute of the action? We have a range of easy, gourmet food options that will have you back in your seat in no time.
Warm-up with one of our hearty football favourites or indulge in something sweet to complement your espresso coffee. Looking for something a little lighter or to share – indulge in one of our delicious pizzas, antipasto or snack items.
Smart-casual attire must be worn by all members and guests aged 12 and above seeking admission to MTX Club.
Gentlemen – A collar must be worn at all times.
Ladies – Dresses and blouses may have thin straps
To avoid being refused entry, please note the following unacceptable clothing items:
Adelaide Oval reserves the right to refuse admission to any person, who is deemed to be inappropriately dressed.
Stadium Club members with a pre-issued portal car park have access to the North Car Park hardstand on a first in first served basis. A government issued Disability Permit must be displayed at all times.
Stadium Club members or guests without a pre-issued park can park in the north car park or Torrens Parade Grounds on a first in, first served basis. $20 is payable upon entry. A government issued Disability Permit must be displayed at all times.
Please note, for both of the options outlined above spaces are extremely limited and it is recommended arriving as early as possible to secure a park.
Adelaide Oval patrons may purchase a season Disabled Car Park pass for either the North Car Park or Torrens Parade Grounds by applying on the Adelaide Oval website. Please note this season parking is currently at capacity for Adelaide Football Club home matches and a waiting list is in place.
Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for walking long distances. In the cooler months be sure to dress warm and bring a jacket. You can bring a water bottle, we also have water fountains located around the stadium.
Our Stadium Concierge team have a limited number of umbrellas for public use, if required. Stiletto heels are not permitted inside the heritage listed scoreboard.
Persons holding the following cards are eligible to book a tour at the Concession price: aged pension, single parent pension, disability pension, full-time student, veteran affairs, seniors cards and health care cards.
You will be required to present your Concession card when you arrive for your tour.
A boutique hotel is an innovation that will not only help offset the ongoing costs associated with operating and maintaining the stadium, but will also ensure Adelaide Oval stays at the forefront of innovation in what is an extremely competitive international event market.
Oval Hotel will be an important addition to South Australia’s $6.7 billion visitor economy, which is a critical driver of jobs and investment. The hotel will create 120 ongoing FTE roles.
Oval Hotel will be built and managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority. It will not be operated by an external provider, nor will it carry any large-scale external signage. A large number of Adelaide Oval staff members have extensive experience working in the four and five-star hotel and casino industry.
The design is being overseen by COX Architecture and project managed by Mott MacDonald, the same team responsible for the award-winning redevelopment of Adelaide Oval.
The hotel has been designed to fit as unobtrusively and seamlessly into the existing design as possible, retaining the magnificent views while not impacting the experience for game day patrons.
The 138-room boutique hotel will feature two wings that will integrate into the existing design on either side of the East Gate. They will be linked by an elevated foyer and lounge pod with views into the east atrium and out to the parklands and city skyline.
The design of the hotel has been extensively reviewed by the Office for Design and Architecture South Australia (ODASA) to ensure it complements the current outstanding Adelaide Oval design environment.
Persons holding the following cards are eligible for a Concession membership: aged pension, single parent pension, disability pension, full-time students, and veteran affairs. Seniors cards and health care cards are not accepted.
Junior members must be under 15 years of age as at 1 January of the year membership is being purchased for (eg. 1 January 2021 for the upcoming 2021 Season), and may be asked for proof of age when entering Adelaide Oval.
Children under the age of six years are permitted to enter the Members Area free of charge, but cannot occupy a seat. After this point they will need a membership (or will need to join the waitlist) or guest pass to enter (subject to availability).
Adelaide Oval is located 400 metres from the CBD and just a few minutes’ walk from public transport networks (train, bus and tram). Patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transport when attending events at Adelaide Oval.
The Adelaide Railway Station is located on North Terrace, approximatley a five-minute walk across the Riverbank footbridge or via King William Street. For timetables and more information visit the Adelaide Metro website.
Trams operate between Glenelg and the city with stops located on North Terrace and King William Road (outside the Adelaide Festival Centre). For timetables and more information please visit the Adelaide Metro website.
Bus services run throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area and service several bus stops in the vicinity of Adelaide Oval. Refer to the Adelaide Metro website for details.
On major event days taxi ranks and drop-off zones are located on Pennington Terrace and King William Road.
Adelaide Oval Express Services
For most major events at Adelaide Oval, patrons can take advantage of the Adelaide Oval Express Services across train, tram and bus routes. Travel is free upon presentation of a valid event ticket.
There is a cost of $35 for a replacement card. Replacement of a stolen card is free of charge by attaching the police report or indicating the police report number assigned to their case by SA Police. To organise a replacement card please call Member Services on 1300 100 336.
Please visit the South Gate Ticket Office (furthest window to the left signed Adelaide Oval Football Membership Enquiries). Your membership barcode will be blocked from entry, and a temporary ticket issued to you for the game at a cost of $15. Please note payment can be made by credit card only. Cash/cheque payment cannot be accepted.
A member who continues to live interstate or overseas for a period of no less than six months, or reasonably expects to do so in the next membership year, may apply to place their membership on hold. A membership can remain on hold for no more than two consecutive years.
Documentation confirming absence must accompany the Adelaide Oval Football Membership hold form. This can include any of the following:
Members can submit a Seat Move Request Form:
Please note, any seat move request forms lodged during previous renewal periods are not carried over and a new seat move request form must be lodged for each upcoming season.
Due to the number of seat moves being limited, only those successful will be contacted prior to the start of the upcoming AFL season.
In all instances, if you have an issue on game day please approach an event day staff member or Adelaide Oval security as soon as possible. By alerting staff or security this gives us the ability to resolve any issues on the day.
Members can also SMS their issue to the Adelaide Oval feedback number 0400 TELL US (0400 835 587). Please include as much information as possible such as Section, Row, Seat number and the issue at hand so our event day staff can closely monitor the area.
Ticketek is the only authorised ticketing agent for all major events at Adelaide Oval. Tickets to all Adelaide Oval events (excluding memberships) must be purchased via Ticketek.
Adelaide Oval ticket offices are open on major event days, generally from half an hour prior to gates opening. Ticketek staff will be on site during events to facilitate ticket sales, collections and enquiries.
Accessible ticketing sales and enquiries should be directed to the Ticketek Special Needs Hotline on 1300 665 915.
Membership ticketing enquiries should be directed to the relevant home team:
Adelaide Crows Membership
(08) 8440 6666
Port Adelaide Membership
1300 467 232
(08) 8300 3232
Important information about ticket on-sellers (eg Viagogo)
Ticket on-selling agencies – such as Viagogo, Stubhub, Ticketmaster Resale etc – are not authorised ticket sellers for Adelaide Oval. It is strongly recommended that Adelaide Oval tickets are only purchased through the authorised agent, Ticketek. Tickets purchased through unauthorised ticket on-sellers are not guaranteed admission and avenues of recourse are not available through Adelaide Oval, Ticketek or the relevant event promoter. All enquiries regarding tickets purchased through these channels should be directed back to the ticket on-seller.
Standard tours operate daily at 11am and 2pm. Prices start at $15.
Adelaide Oval Football Members and South Australian Cricket Association Members are admitted to standard tours free of charge on presentation of their membership card. RAA members are entitled to a stadium tour discount, they must present their card on arrival to their tour. Bookings are required.
Adelaide Oval has 25 purpose-built function spaces, with the ability to cater for all types of events. Our team would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your event. Please refer to the Functions page on our website for more information.
Adelaide Oval food and beverage outlets now accept payment by card only. This assists with speed of service and also reflects the strong consumer trend towards increased use of ‘tap and go’ payment facilities.
All credit, debit and EFTPOS cards are accepted and all are exempt of surcharges. Patrons attending Adelaide Oval with cash only will be able to exchange it for a complimentary ‘Cash Card’ via Cash to Card Exchange booths located around the stadium.
Any un-used ‘Cash Card’ credit can be used at future events or redeemed in full at any time.
There are three family rooms located in the stadium – each family room contains a microwave, table, chairs, change tables, feeding rooms, toilets and nappy disposal bins. Toilets with baby change facilities are also located throughout the stadium – please refer to the list of locations below:
Baby Change Table in Accessible Toilet
Adelaide Oval is committed to ensuring all patrons have an enjoyable and comfortable experience when visiting the stadium, including those with access needs.
The South, East and North Gates are all accessible to patrons. Lifts around the stadium provide individuals with access needs priority use. Our event day staff are available to help you to your seat or other facilities around the stadium.
Please visit the Accessibility section of the website for full details of the services available for visitors with access needs.
If the child remains on the lap of parent/guardian for the duration they are free to enter. If the child will be taking a physical seat, they will need a purchased ticket.
Once you have received your event ticket you will know your gate entry, stand level, aisle number and seat number. Please refer to the Stadium Map for seating information. Alternatively download the Adelaide Oval app from the Apple store or Google Play – the app provides users ‘find my seat’ functionality.
Tickets should be collected by the named card holder who made the original purchase. If this is not possible, please contact Ticketek to discuss your requirements.
Adelaide Oval offers outstanding 18-person Corporate Suites as well as the MTX Club – a unique corporate entertainment experience. For more details please visit the Corporate page.
Adelaide Oval Tours are guided walking tours which cover up to 2.5km on foot and may include the use of steps, stairs, escalators and elevators. All areas on the tour, with the exception of the heritage listed scoreboard, are accessible by wheelchair and walking aids.
For discuss your requirements and how we can best look after you while on our Tours, please contact our Tour and Visitor Experience Coordinator on 08 8211 1198.
Yes – catering for group Stadium Tours is made on a case by case basis. Group catering is treated as an Adelaide Oval function in conjunction with a tour. Room hire and standard menu pricing applies.
Group bookings for 10 or more guests are available by appointment – please contact us on 08 8205 4700 for more information.
Group bookings can be made at an agreed time outside of the standard tour times. Weekend group tours are subject to guide availability.
Group booking requests should be made a minimum of four weeks in advance. Group tours are not available on event days.
Wilson Parking operates two car parks at Adelaide Oval that function guests can access:
For any out of hours access queries please call 08 8211 1199.
To report bad behaviour during events, you can text Adelaide Oval Security on 0400 TELL US (0400 835 587). Alternatively, if you would like to raise your concerns outside of games, you can email us at email@example.com
Ticket prices and concession policies will be set by the venue hirer and may vary from event to event. Adelaide Oval encourages event organisers to accept Companion Cards. Please visit the What’s On page for more information on ticketing for future events.
Adelaide Oval offers the following services:
Unisex accessible toilets are located near all male and female toilets. In total, there are 41 of these facilities. They are signed with raised tactile/Braille signs that also tell which way you can transfer onto the pan. RH means that you can transfer to the right and LH means to the left, so there will be a toilet to suit your requirements.
There are also 77 cubicles within male or female toilets that have extra space with the door opening outwards if you use a walking frame or another mobility aid. These toilets, marked with this symbol, also have short grab rails on both sides of the cubicle to assist in getting on and off the toilet.
Male urinals also have these short support rails at each end to support you and your mobility aid.
Access-compliant car parks are available across multiple locations in the Adelaide Oval precinct. Please refer to the event pages for details about specific events or call Adelaide Oval Reception on 08 8211 1100.
Alternatively, disabled drop-off zones have been established on War Memorial Drive and King William Road. For additional access information please contact Adelaide Oval on 8211 1100.
A number of options are available for accessible parking on event days – please contact Adelaide Oval Reception on 08 8211 1100 for more information. For most major events, Adelaide Oval also runs courtesy golf carts for those patrons needing assistance in entering the ground from the designated drop-off zones on Pennington Terrace, King William Road and War Memorial Drive.
Adelaide Oval has 275 places for wheelchair users and 119 Easy Access seats that provide extra space suitable for those who use mobility aids, who require extra space and for those accompanied by assistance dogs. These flexible seating options for personal assistants, companions or guests are located throughout the stadium.
All main entries to the stadium (South, East, North Gates) are accessible for wheelchair users, semi-ambulant visitors and those accompanied by assistance dogs. Ramps and lifts are used extensively around and throughout Adelaide Oval to provide safe access for wheelchair or mobility impaired visitors. Ramps are located near all stairs and lifts are located near all escalators.
Koffee Ink Café, set on Telstra Plaza overlooking the Adelaide Riverbank, is open to the public seven days a week and serves a range of items including pizzas, wraps, salads, cakes and coffee made by expert baristas.