Grounded | Pop-up Adelaide Fringe Precinct | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | 16-18 & 21-25 Feb 2018


GROUNDED: A new pop up precinct for kids and their adults

GROUNDED is a new pop-­up precinct created in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga during the Adelaide Fringe 2018. It’s irreverent, creative, unique, cool and daring where kids can roam free.

GROUNDED is all about being in the heart of Adelaide in summer and connecting young people and their adults to great experiences. Art up close, great theatre that makes you feel, installations that inspire, workshops, activities, delicious food, good coffee plus the SUPERMASSIVE music festival featuring Sarah Blasko.

There are plenty of FREE activities at GROUNDED along with great value and affordable event ticket prices for individuals, families, and groups.

Opening Night | Friday 16 February 2018

The opening of the precinct will feature a strong indigenous cultural presentation on Kaurna country at Tarntanyangga (The Dream Place of the Red Kangaroo). Plus, the first performance of Saltbush – Children’s Cheering carpet will take place at 6pm.

International Theatrical Events

At the heart of the GROUNDED experience are the international theatrical events, The Secret Life of Suitcases and Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet.

The Secret Life of Suitcases

The Secret Life of Suitcases is “a charming, ingenious piece of puppet theatre infused with a spirit of adventure”.  Larry’s world gets turned upside down by a fantastical flying suitcase that suddenly appears at his door. This suitcase has a mission and takes Larry further than he ever thought.

Ticket cost: $28 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) – $92 | Group 6+ $23 each (online transaction fee may apply)


Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet

Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet is an interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song, and stories. Adults watch on as children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them on a visually beautiful journey.

Ticket cost: $28 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) – $92 | Group 6+ $23 (online transaction fee may apply)



SUPERMASSIVE Music Festival | Sunday 25 February 2018 | 11am-7pm

The finale of the two-week event at GROUNDED will be Supermassive, a music festival programmed for people of all ages with a packed and unique program that ranges from slam poetry, music, dance and climbing gyms to art up close, installations that inspire, creative workshops PLUS delicious food and great coffee.

There will be something for everyone kicking off from 11am on Sunday 25 February and offering a full day of entertainment through to 7pm.

Headlining the Supermassive line-up will be highly acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko.

Also appearing at Supermassive are Heaps Good Friends, Adam Page, 13-year-old Australian slam poet champion Sollio Raphael and DJ TRIP with more artists to be announced soon.

Tickets: Full Price $33 | Family (2 adults & 2 children) $112 | Group 6+ $28


FREE Outdoor Movie Screening | Girl Asleep (Rated M) | Saturday 24 February 2018

Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

Interactive Installations

  • The   Megaphone Project an interactive collection of red megaphones of many shapes and sizes.
  •  Participatory installation where children can help to weave a large-­‐scale structure reflecting the idea of home, incorporating indigenous storytelling, and more.

Food & Drink

Through a partnership with Adelaide Central Market traders, 2018’s coolest one-stop Fringe precinct will offer an amazing array of delicious local food and beverages.


GROUNDED will provide several shaded areas suitable for everyone to enjoy the fun during the heat of the summer days… stay cool is the only rule at GROUNDED!


Adelaide Fringe Families Kids

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Grounded website or connect via Facebook or Instagram.

What:   GROUNDED  – a new pop up Fringe precinct for kids and their adults

When:  Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February & Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 February 2018 | (weekends 11am – 8pm)

Where Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Adelaide

Who:  All ages (theatre shows are for kids aged 3-10 years, but there are things to do and see on site for all ages)

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.

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