Adelaide is home to a rich and lively theatre scene, with a long history of classic and contemporary productions. For Sofitel guests, many are within a short walk or drive from the hotel making it an ideal place to base yourself for a night out at the theatre.
A short stroll north from the Sofitel is the Adelaide Festival Centre while ten minutes south is the historic Her Majesty’s Theatre. For live theatre suitable for younger travellers, try Windmill Theatre recently named by The Australian as “the best children’s theatre group in the country”.
Built in 1840, the Queen’s Theatre in Adelaide is the oldest surviving theatre building in mainland Australia, and remains incredibly popular today. In 2021, ‘The Queens’ as it is fondly known, became Adelaide’s newest hub for the famous Adelaide Fringe (the Southern Hemisphere’s largest, and Australia’s biggest, open access arts festival).
If you intend to stay at Sofitel in February or March to catch the Adelaide Fringe or the equally popular Adelaide Festival of Arts, it is recommended you book well in advance during this peak travel period to avoid disappointment.
For those Sofitel guests interested in a homegrown Adelaide experience on this stage, the State Theatre Company of South Australia has a year-round program of theatrical productions of new and existing, classic, and contemporary, Australian and international work.
To make the most of your night out, be sure to arrange a pre or post theatre food and wine experience at Sofitel Adelaide. Enjoy a pre-show dinner at our modern French restaurant, Garçon Bleu. Enjoy a tasting platter and cocktail in hotel’s lobby bar, Déjà Vu. Or afterwards, head up to Garçon Bleu Wine Bar on level 9 for a night cap with spectacular views across the city.
Ask your Sofitel Guest Experience Curator for advice on current shows to catch during your next visit. They can also help advise on show times and coordinate tickets on request.