Gluttony 2021 – Adelaide Fringe
Gluttony pops up again from Friday 19 February for the 2021 Adelaide Fringe.
Gluttony will celebrate its tenth birthday as an Adelaide Fringe hub in 2021. Over the past decade, Gluttony has grown to become synonymous with the East End’s Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka during Adelaide’s festival months of February and March. Thousands of artists have passed under their Art Deco-styled façade to perform on their stages, from local up-and-comers to national TV stars to globally renowned acts.
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FAMILY FRIENDLY GLUTTONY SHOWS
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In 2021 Gluttony presents a program of just over 100 shows, spanning 15 genres, in performance spaces dotted throughout the park.
Take your pick from comedy, cabaret, music, circus, dance, theatre, magic and more. Many Gluttony favourites return, while some fresh new acts join them for the first time. They’re excited by this program that champions Australian talent – they love creating an overall festival experience for you at Gluttony, and 2021 is no different.
Many of the popular food vendors are returning, and a couple of new bars will pop up, along with a fresh drinks menu. Gluttony’s family-friendly shows and experiences make for a fun day out for all.
This year, there are 15 children’s shows showing at Gluttony Grounds. Here are some highlights of the program:
Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake
A New Bubble Show Every Year from Fringe favourites and World Class Soap Bubble Performers Dr Bubble and Milkshake with TV appearances across Europe and Asia. See Shadow Bubbles, Illuminated Bubbles, Square bubbles, Smoke bubbles, spinning carousels, track bubbles, vortexes, bubble puppets, giant bubble tubes and a million-bubble finale.
Petit Circus: Bon Appetit
Petit Circus returns with a brand new show in 2021. Bon Appetit, a brand new themed circus show set in a restaurant, this 45 minute show is packed with amazing acrobatics, stacks of silliness, perfect for children aged 3+, and the young at heart.
Alphabet of Awesome Science
Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet -where BIG words inspire BIG science. Race from A to Z in a show that’s over-flowing with sesquipedalian words and thrilling science. Favourite moments return in 2021 alongside a spectacular collection of tongue-twisting fabulous new surprises – that freeze, squirt, burst, float and explode.
Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show
After a sold out season at Edinburgh Fringe, this silly circus adventure is back with non-stop giggles for kids aged 3-7. With unicyling, hula hooping, plate spinning and plenty of (safe) help from the audience, kids will be somersaulting out the door with excitement, ready to set off on their very own circus adventure.
Art meets technology in this magical installation allowing you to experience the magic of the Northern Lights right here in Adelaide. Dan Acher’s BOREALIS had its Southern Hemisphere premiere in Adelaide Fringe 2018. Since then, it has travelled the world and wowed audiences in a dozen countries and makes a much anticipated return this Fringe.
Fun Activities for Kids Around the Park
Dart Blaster Arena
11am – 6pm Weekends
Are you good eNerf to take on the Dart Blaster Arena? They are back with new guns, more darts, improved obstacles and all the energy burning fun you could possibly need. A chance for players to sample a huge buffet of toy blasters and take aim at strangers all within the confines of our special battlefield.
12pm – 7pm Weekends
Forget palettes and paint brushes. Go to Gluttony’s Dart Blaster Arena and create your very own abstract masterpiece by shooting paint-tipped arrows at canvases. These are real bows that fire modified arrows. Choose your selection of colours and take aim to bring your vision to life. Create your own or share a canvas to create a collaborative piece by your group.
Nova Chill Out Zone
All Day Tuesdays – Sundays
This spacious tent provides an oasis within the hub of Gluttony – a quiet place to seek shade or just take a breather between shows, thanks to media partner Nova.
- Angler Stirling
- Are you feeling corny?
- Barossa Valley Ice Cream
- Disco Donuts
- Enfes Delights
- Fire x Soi 38
- Flat Iron Grill
- Forage Supply Co
- GANG GANG
- Gas Station
- Greek Palace
- Hubba Hubba Hummus
- Magic Cauldron (nuts)
- Phat Head Dumpling / Bubble Bus Bubble Tea
- Ragini’s Spice Kitchen
- Shibui Dessert Bar
- Soza’s Sri Lankan
- The Filipino Project
- Toly Vietnamese
Please note the above list may be subject to change.
Gluttony MAP 2021
As you know this Adelaide Fringe will look a little different to that of years gone by so it’s important to know how to go about getting around Gluttony 2021.
When you book to see a show at Gluttony, your ticket will specify a gate you should enter through. This is to assist with patron movement in the hub, minimising crowds and congestion and allowing better flow through the site.
THE ‘GREAT WALL OF GLUTTONY‘
At peak times – ie: weekends – Gluttony will divide its Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka hub into two sites: Gluttony City Side and Gluttony Kent Town Side. This will be done via an internal temporary fence going up across the hub, running north-south from Gate E to Rymill Park Lake.
BOOK A SHOW TICKET TO GUARANTEE ENTRY
Priority entry will be given to ticketholders for shows in venues in each respective side of Gluttony. Please check your show tickets to see which venue your show is in and the allocated gate (and side) to enter through.
COVID safe measures at Gluttony 2021 include:
- COVID Safe Check-Ins via QR code throughout the hub
- Separated entry and exit gates
- A more spaced-out site design
- Hand sanitising and handwashing stations
- Queue management by COVID Marshals
- Frequent, thorough cleaning and sanitising of toilets and high-touch surfaces by a dedicated cleaning team
- Better ventilated performance spaces, including some new open-air venues
- Checkerboard, physically distanced seating within tents
Gluttony has its own app to help you select shows, keep up to date with artist profiles, check performance times, receive special offers and more. Available to download for free for both iPhones and Android phones.
The Gluttony website is also a great way to find a show, with categories to help you find what you’re looking for such as a show with loads of laughs, something you can sing along to or something the whole family can enjoy.
Gluttony Opening Hours:
- Tuesday – Thursday from 4.30pm until late
- Friday from 4pm until late
- Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am until late
- Closed Mondays apart from the public holiday on Monday 8 March 2021
Gluttony uses a cashless system for all food and beverage purchases.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Gluttony website or follow Gluttony on Facebook.
What: Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe
When: Friday 19 February – Sunday 21 March 2021 (closed 8 March 2021)
Where: Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, Adelaide
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: Play & Go Adelaide, Gluttony Facebook, Adelaide Fringe website
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