The Queens Xmas Festival | Adelaide | 17-19 Dec 2021

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The Queens Xmas Festival

The inaugural Queens Xmas Festival will transform The Queens Theatre into a vibrant Christmas street party with 3 days of live music, artist markets, food trucks, ceramic workshops, live art, and boutique bars.

From Friday 17 December to Sunday 19 December 2021, experience live performances from artists including Alana Jagt, Kelly Menhennett, Dojo Rise, My Chérie and Rob Edwards, live art by KAB101 and drinks from Alpha Box & Dice, The Suburban Brew, 78 Degrees, Green Ant Gin, Kangaroo Island Spirits and much more.


Join JamFactory associates’ and acclaimed ceramicists’ Sam Gold, Xanthe Murphy and Mirjana Dobson as they lead ceramic workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon where participants can create plant pots, ceramic tea sets or ornate candelabras that will be glazed and fired by Sam, Xanthe and Mirjana. The workshops are for everyone no matter their skill level and are all about having a good time and learning new skills.

Saturday 18 December 2021:

  • 11am – 12:30pm: Xanthe Murphy – Planter workshop BOOK HERE 
  • 1:30pm – 3pm: Xanthe Murphy – Planter workshop BOOK HERE 
  • 4pm – 5:30pm: Sam Gold – Candelabra Workshop BOOK HERE 

Sunday, 19 December 2021:

  • 11am – 12:30pm: Mirjana Dobson – Kurinuki ceramic tea set workshop BOOK HERE 
  • 1:30 – 3pm: Mirjana Dobson – Kurinuki ceramic tea set workshop BOOK HERE 
  • 4pm – 5:30pm: Sam – Candelabra Workshop BOOK HERE 


The Queens’ will come to life with a selection of handpicked stall holders featuring local designers, artists and makers who will showcase their talents and goods, including well know muralist Jack Fran who will be painting live, and 2021 Carclew Fellowship recipient and ceramicist, Sam Matthewman who will be throwing on the wheel in the flesh.

The stall line-up includes favourites such as:

  • Chaya Boutique
  • Sienna Rose
  • This Wee Piggy
  • Days of August
  • Twenty Seven (handmade and one-off artist wares, curated books, ceramics, wearables) 

Food trucks on offer include Braising Boy who will be serving up delicious Mexican, including their crowd favourite Quesabirria.

queens xmas festival


Entry to the festival is FREE, with exclusive offers available from market holders, and all-day weekend parking available from KPark (access via Playhouse Lane) for $4 flat rate.

Opening Hours:

The Queens Xmas Festival Opening Hours:

  • Friday 17 December 2021 | 4pm – 12am
  • Saturday 18 December 2021 |  11am – 12am
  • Sunday 19 December 2021 | 11am – 12am

Market Opening Hours:

  • Saturday 18 December 2021 | 11am – 6pm
  • Sunday 19 December 2021 | 11am – 6pm

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Queens Theatre website.

What:   The Queens Xmas Festival 

When:    Friday 17 – Sunday 19 December 2021 | see times above

Where:   Queens Theatre | Cnr Gilles Arcade & Playhouse Lane, 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: supplied & Queens Theatre website


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