Adelaide Festival Centre Launches ‘Something on Saturday’ 2018 Program

Something on Saturday (SOS) is returning to the Adelaide Festival Centre and KIDDO Mag is bringing you an exclusive first look at the 2018 program! 

Once again, this year’s SOS program promises to bring awesome winter fun for 1 to 12 year olds. Every Saturday at Adelaide Festival Centre you can enjoy fabulous live performances for kids from just $12. Plus, all shows are followed by a FREE Foundation Kids Corner Workshop. It’s time to get crafty!

Foundation Kids Corner Workshops at Something on Saturday are funded by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. The Foundation raises funds for projects that inspire young people through the arts. For this reason workshops are free.

KIDDO’s Top Program picks:



Presented by Windmill Theatre Co

14 & 21 April

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Fascinated by the world around him and full of determination, Grug embarks on an epic journey to reach the rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp. Featuring exquisite puppetry, plenty of surprises and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this show has been especially created for the littlest theatregoers (and Grug fans of all ages).

Space Theatre
14 April10am / 12pm / 2pm
21 April 10am / 12pm / 2.30pm
Ages 2-6
Duration 35mins


Get Creative with Windmill Theatre Co. Workshop places are strictly limited, with bookings available prior to the performance.
Space Theatre Foyer | Following each performance


Presented by Australian Classical Youth Ballet

18 August

Banished, doomed and crestfallen! How will the beautiful Snow White survive the queen’s poisonous and bitter jealousy? Will love save the day?

This is a beautiful and magical ballet adaptation of Snow White featuring the handsome prince, the jealous queen and seven cheeky little friends. Narrated by South Australian legend and TV favourite, Brenton Whittle, you’ll be transported to a fairy tale world of classic beauty and charm.

Come along and help save Snow White with TV’s Brenton Whittle and Book Worm as Narrator!

Dunstan Playhouse
1pm / 3pm


Quick and Quirky Costumes
Create a new look by making a fun costume. What will you become? It’s heaps of fun for everyone!
Dunstan Playhouse Foyer | 1.30 – 3pm


Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival

9 June

An Adelaide Cabaret Festival favourite for three years running, the Family Gala reminds us we’re all kids at heart.
Rummaging through the cabaret junkyard, this year our performers will divine the treasure from the trash.
Donned in her best glittered shoes and her gown of the nest recycled trash, host Ali McGregor leads a stellar cast of singers, dancers and comics in a night that will have even the grownups squealing.


Feathers and Fairy Tales
Add a little pop to your red carpet out t and join us for junkyard fun.
Dunstan Playhouse Foyer | 1 – 2.30pm


Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival

16 June

There’s hilariously off-the-wall mayhem in everything that Tom Flanagan touches in this highly skilled acrobatic masterpiece of spectacularly-timed mishaps. “Mr Fixit” takes clumsy to a new level, literally, as he back-flips, slips, and springs across the stage to pull off daring feats of madness. And all without saying a word!Once you enter this dust-covered upside-down world, you’ll see why Tom’s world-touring, award-winning show has won legions of fans from 3 to 93 years old.

Banquet Room
1pm / 3pm


Slapstick Cards
Make your slapstick dreams come true! Construct your own pop-up card with clowns, acrobats and ladders. Banquet Room Foyer | 12.30 – 2pm

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