OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia. 
Held over three weeks in spring, the annual OzAsia Festival program presented showcases the very best in contemporary dance, theatre, music, film, literature, food and culture from across Asia today.

Total attendance exceeded 190,000 over the duration of the 2017 OzAsia Festival. The expansive and innovative program attracted critical acclaim and praise across local and national media.

With an intensive program, at once accessible and provocative, Adelaide’s annual OzAsia Festival continues to temporarily relocate and enduringly reshape our collective imagination with intensive and seductive programming.” - Real Time

In 2017 we featured a record 50 unique events including:

6 world premieres
19 Australian premiers
316 professional artists
500 local community artists
18 venues
66 workshops
6 major visual arts exhibitions
35,000 attendance annual Moon Lantern Parade
75,000 attendance Lucky Dumpling Market
1,000 lantern bearers
620 delegate attendance
5 conference events

You can also read some of the outstanding reviews from various 2017 productions here:

Until the Lions by Akram Khan Company
The End by Keiichiuro Shibuya
Hotel by Wild Rice Theatre Company
The Dark Inn by Niwa Gekidan Penino
Meeting Points by the Australian Art Orchestra with guest composers Mindy Meng Wang, Bae Il Dong, Daniel Wilfred and Keiichiro Shibuya

Here’s what our Artistic Director, Joseph Mitchell had to say:

“The 2017 OzAsia Festival program was our largest and most daring to date. The festival continues to resonate with new audiences with a selection of live, intimate and thought provoking contemporary works that embrace the bold vision of Asia in the 21st Century.”

Announcements for the 2018 OzAsia Festival program and events will be delivered mid -August. Expect the unexpected.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2018

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Who's Making The Festival

Who's Making The Festival

Meet the team behind OzAsia Festival 2018!