Top Choice Live Music in Adelaide

Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Ground zero for live music in Adelaide, 'The Gov' hosts some legendary local and international acts. The odd Irish band fiddles around in the bar, while the main venue features rock, folk, jazz, blues, salsa, reggae…
Top Choice Live Music in Adelaide

Thebarton Theatre

Now this old stager has got soul! Vaguely art deco, the 'Thebby' is an iconic Adelaide live-music venue with great acoustics and buckets of charm. Midsize acts like Rodriguez, Morrissey and the Black Crowes make the…
Spectator Sport in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

Home to a host of sporting events through the year, including national AFL (www.afl.com.au) and state-based SANFL (www.sanfl.com.au) Australian Rules football games in winter; international and state cricket in summ…
Jazz in Adelaide

Gilbert Street Hotel

The best place in Adelaide to catch some live jazz (on Tuesday nights, at any rate) the Gilbert is a renovated old pub but continues to ooze soul. Order a vin rouge at the bar and dig the scene with the goatee-d reg…
Cinema in Adelaide

Moonlight Cinema

In summer pack a picnic and mosquito repellent, and sprawl out on the lawn to watch old and new classics under the stars. 'Gold Grass' tickets, which cost a little more, secure you a prime-viewing beanbag.
Cinema in Adelaide

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Facing-off across Rundle St, both these cinema complexes screen 'sophisticated cinema': new-release art-house, foreign-language and independent films as well as some mainstream flicks. Fully licensed too.
Live Music in Adelaide


Eclectic offerings (acoustic, blues, country...and a brilliant beer list) in the semi-industrial Thebarton wastelands. Don't let the flightpath sonics put you off.
Live Music in Adelaide


This enduring, good-time late-nighter operates under a broad live-music remit, swinging from swing, funk and jazz to latin, reggae and '60s R&B. Inside (and outside in the courtyard), the fit-out would best be d…
Comedy in Adelaide

Rhino Room

Adelaide’s funny bone took a hit when the old Rhino Room on Frome St was forced to close in 2016. But it has now re-opened on Pirie St, so we can all giggle again. Open-mic comedy Monday nights, professional stand-u…
Performing Arts in Adelaide

Adelaide Festival Centre

The hub of performing arts in SA, this crystalline white Festival Centre opened in June 1973, four proud months before the Sydney Opera House! The State Theatre Company (www.statetheatrecompany.com.au) is based here…