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The Adelaide International Comedy Gala

Thebarton Theatre and Holden Street Theatres present

A photograph of the Thebarton Theatre facade at sunset: the neo colonial building is bathed in a soft pink light, as the brilliant colours of the setting sun to the west are exaggerated. Long strips of coloured light zoom along Henley Beach road in front of the theatre, achieved through a long exposure camera technique.

Back by popular demand after a smash-hit sell out in 2018 Eddie Bannon, star of the ABC, once again hosts 12+ of the best local, national, and international comedians of the Fringe.

Started in '96, the Gala puts emerging comedians alongside the big shots on the famous Thebarton Theatre stage.

A hilarious night of rock-your-socks-off comedy!


About Thebarton Theatre

Thebbie is probably the most loved medium size venue in Australia, particularly by contemporary music bands. With a capacity of 2000, it is used by young bands breaking into the concert circuit, established bands which like the intimacy of the venue rather than the cavernous stadium type venues, and by alternative bands which want to be right in the raw energy which exudes from a pumping dance crowd. The list of performers who have played Thebbie is most impressive.


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The Adelaide International Comedy Gala

Genre: Comedy

Origin: SA

Rating: PG

Duration: 120 mins

Season: 2019

Dates & Times: 23 Feb - 7:30pm


Adult: $20.00
Concession: $17.00
Group (6+): $15.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: Thebarton Theatre

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in Thebby.

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