The Walk | Little Amal in Adelaide | 15-17 Mar 2024

The Walk, with Little Amal at its centre, will make its Australian debut at the 2024 Adelaide Festival this March.

A refugee child arrives in Adelaide. She is tired, hungry, a little frightened. How do we welcome her?

Little Amal is a 3.5-metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has become a global symbol of human rights. She began her journey in 2021 walking from the Syria-Türkiye border to the United Kingdom. Since then, she has travelled to 15 countries, been welcomed by two million people on the street and connected with tens of millions online.

Little Amal comes to Australia for the first time to join us at the 2024 Adelaide Festival.

Amal’s walks are travelling festivals of wonder, hope and art that draw attention to the millions of children fleeing war, violence and persecution around the world. She invites us to see the world through the eyes of a child forced to flee her home and asks us all to hear her message:

“Don’t forget about us.”

Since she started walking, she has raised $1 million for The Amal Fund with Choose Love, providing urgently-needed support for refugee and displaced children in many countries.

Where to See Little Amal

In Adelaide, Little Amal will participate in a number of free activities, including a welcome at Festival Plaza, joining Port Adelaide Football Club supporters before an AFL game, visiting a school, walking down Rundle Mall and participating in Floods of Fire.


Friday 15 March | 10am – 11am
Festival Plaza
Procession from Elder Park to Festival Plaza for official welcome event with Little Amal

Friday 15 March | 5pm – 6pm
Rundle Mall
Walk with Amal down Rundle Mall

Saturday 16 March | 11am – 11:45am
Semaphore Beach (near the jetty)
Little Amal visits Semaphore and meets the local community

Saturday 16 March | 6pm
Floods of Fire: Our Voices, Our Dreams
Join Amal for this free Festival event at the University of Adelaide

Sunday 17 March | 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Adelaide Riverbank Pedestrian Bridge
Little Amal crosses the Torrens with Port Adelaide Football Club fans

View the preview trailer:


Little Amal was designed and built by Handspring Puppet Company, creators of the award-winning puppets for War Horse. Little Amal is produced by The Walk Productions, producers David Lan and Tracey Seaward, and artistic director Amir Nizar Zuabi, in association with Handspring Puppet Company. The Walk 2021 was a co-production with Good Chance Theatre.

Donate to The Amal Fund today to provide education, food, shelter, emergency medical care, legal assistance and much more for children like Little Amal.

Little Amal in Adelaide is generously supported by Charlie (Khalil) Shahin AO and Rob Brookman AM & Verity Laughton.

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

What:   Little Amal in Adelaide

When:    Friday 15 – Sunday 17 March 2024

Where:   Adelaide (various locations)

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: images supplied by Adelaide Festival


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