The Garden of Unearthly Delights | Adelaide Fringe | 14 Feb – 17 Mar 2019

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Avant Garden – The Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Garden of Unearthly Delights is back in 2019 and bringing with it a swag of the best shows from around the world. Each year The Garden team reinvent the space to engage festival goers with a new experience from the moment they enter the gates, 2019 will be no exception. With over 100 shows across 12 venues, The Garden’s 2019 program is packed with a heady mix of comedy, dance, magic, cabaret, music, circus, interactive theatre and more.

The East End parklands are completely transformed during the Fringe festival and The Garden’s superb and unusual venues make this precinct unlike any other.  Creating a unique, colourful and electric atmosphere both night and day, it is most certainly one place you should visit during the Fringe festival be it to see a show, to watch some street theatre, for the games and rides or to just take in the sights and sounds of this wonderful South Australian event.

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Family Program

The Garden’s family program ensures there is something for all festival goers with Children are Stinky’s return season after sell out shows around the world, Peter Combe, Amazing Drumming Monkeys, Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, Mr. Snot Bottom’s Horrible Terrible Really Really Bad Bad Show, SeaStar Rock and more.

New in 2019 – House of Mirrors

House of Mirrors is a grotesquely fascinating walk-through installation composed of 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of carefully arranged mirrors, geometry and pure optical illusion.  The sell out sensation of Melbourne Festival and Brisbane Festival, they hope you find your way out…

House of Mirrors will remain open in most weather conditions. Suitable for all ages. During busy periods long wait times are possible. Allow ample time before seeing another show.  House of Mirrors by Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney.  Suitability Rated: G

Garden Sessions

As is a huge consideration by the Garden’s programmers each year, attendees can expect to see some of the best performances from our nations’ first people. The Garden Sessions will be continuing in 2019 with free concerts by indigenous performers each Saturday as well as a full season of performances from Elcho Islands dance sensation, Djuki Mala.

Physical comedy and circus programming for 2019 falls over itself to deliver smiles with high-energy acts from 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted, Bubblegum Cabaret, Laser Kiwi, NEON and Splash Test Dummies along with Card Ninja who will dazzle audiences with highly-skilled card stunts delivered with sniper level accuracy.

Dining In

The Garden hosts a colourful array of food and drink stalls from around the world.  Ask the foodies for their daily specials, as well as their show recommendations! The Garden Market is full of wild surprises for those who can’t resist a trinket.  And what carnival would be complete without a spin on the Ferris Wheel or a bump on the dodgem cars? All the fun of the fair – old school style.

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Garden of Unearthly Delights Opening Hours

  • Monday – Thursday | 5pm – 1am (Except Mon 18 Feb CLOSED, Thu 14 Feb 6.30pm – 1am and Public Holiday Mon 12 Mar 10am – 1am)
  • Friday | 5pm – 3am
  • Saturday | 10am – 3am
  • Sunday | 10am – 1am (Except Sun 11 Mar 10am – 3am)

The best time to visit with young children is during the day on weekends or early in the evening.  It can get extremely busy and loud at night as the crowd builds and there can often be a queue to enter The Garden (ticket holders have priority entry).

Minors are allowed to enter The Garden until midnight and permitted to remain in The Garden after midnight if they are seeing a show that starts prior to midnight and finishes by 1am. No minors, accompanied or otherwise, can enter The Garden after midnight.

2019 Full Program – CLICK HERE

The Garden Box Office is located at the East Terrace entrance.  Tickets can be purchased here in person and this is the collection point for pre-purchased tickets.

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Entry to The Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Garden is free to enter.  Although there is free entertainment and activities on at various times, charges apply to games, rides and sideshow entertainment.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Garden of Unearthly Delights website.

What:     The Garden of Unearthly Delights

When  Thursday 14 February – Sunday 17 March 2019

Where:  Rundle Park | East Terrace, Adelaide

Who:    Everyone

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