Play in the Plaza | Children’s Artspace Opening | Adelaide Festival Centre | 12-14 Mar 2022

Enjoy free family festivities at Play in the Plaza 

To celebrate the opening of the much anticipated Festival Plaza and the exciting new Children’s Artspace, the Adelaide Festival Centre is hosting a long weekend jam-packed full of fun and free family friendly activities.


  • Bowerbird Markets
  • Kidtrepreneur Markets
  • Roving entertainment including dance and theatre groups
  • DJs
  • Mini Mad Things will be up-cycling their way through a cardboard wonderland with their cardboard cubby town.
  • Meet Val from El Ritmo who will be bringing the Latin music and dance party during Play in the Plaza!
  • Food for the whole family
  • Experience the first exhibition Kaleidoscope: Playing with Colour and take part in a free interactive workshop

Workshop 1: Kaleidoscope Workshops
Kaleidoscope: Playing With Colour encourages everyone to see the world in new, abstract, and bright ways – just like when you look into a kaleidoscope!

Register to make your own kaleidoscope at this workshop, located in the workshops tents just outside the gallery entrance.

Workshop 2: Sticky Stained Glass
AFC want everyone to make their own mark on Children’s Artspace! Register to join this workshop, cut out your own shape, and be a part of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s very own stained glass window.

Kicking off from 10am on Saturday 12 through to Monday 14 March.


About Children’s Artspace

Children’s Artspace will be a place for all children, students, and families to go and share big ideas and engage with art created by and for South Australian children.  Showcasing a new exhibition each school term, Children’s Artspace will first be splashed with all the colours of the rainbow in Kaleidoscope: Playing with Colour: an exhibition created by South Australian artist Ruby Chew with the help of years 3–7 students at Hackham West School and Keller Road Primary School.

Learn more about Children’s Artspace here

What is Families at Adelaide Festival Centre?

A reimagining of beloved Adelaide Festival Centre program Something on Saturday, Families at Adelaide Festival Centre carries on the tradition of bringing free and low-cost, accessible options for South Australian families to engage with the arts.

In 2022, Families at Adelaide Festival Centre will present performances, interactive experiences, and workshops to complement Adelaide Festival Centre’s festivals, exhibitions, and shows.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

What:  Children’s Artspace Opening & Family Weekend

When:    Saturday 12 to Monday 14 March 2022 | 10am – 3pm

Where:  Dunstan Playhouse Precinct & Space Theatre | King William Road, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Adelaide Festival Centre (Image: Artist Ruby Chew and Hackham West School students C-Jay (9 years old) and Paige (11 years old)


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