Check out the Adelaide CBD map to see the walking trails between city venues. The Adelaide Festival Centre map shows venues and facilities. Please note, vehicle and pedestrian access will be affected by the redevelopment. For the most up to date information about accessing the venue during the redevelopment, please click here

Between 9.30am and 3pm on any weekday of the Festival, ticket holders can travel free on any Adelaide tram or train service. Simply show your DreamBIG Children’s Festival schools ticket to the conductor and catch a free ride to the Festival. For free travel before 9:30, please contact Metro Adelaide.

Most events are between the hours of 10am and 2pm to allow your school/class enough time to get to your venue and return to school within normal school hours. We suggest that you arrive early at each venue to orient yourself with the venue facilities, toilets etc.

Most workshops within the festival are free. Classes can participate in a ticketed show followed by a workshop, or a workshop followed by a ticketed performance. Please refer to the calendar to ascertain which events you could attend on the same day, allowing enough time to move between venues. Please choose 2 – 3 performance and workshop options should your chosen events be booked out.

Full day suggestions

Reception Age
9.15am Take a bus to the Botanic Gardens
10am Get hands on with McNirt Hates Dirt
11.30am Have lunch in the beautiful grounds then walk to the Freemasons Main Hall, North Terrace
1pm Join in a Paper Planet workshop
2pm Be collected by bus back to school

Year 4
9.15am Get on the train
10am See Tetris in Space Theatre
11am Walk to SA Museum and have lunch on the grounds there
12 noon Create your own country with The Children's Republic of Adelaide
2pm Walk back and catch the train or get a bus back to school

Year 7
9.30am Get on the train
10.30am See Jump First, Ask Later in Dunstan Playhouse
11.30am Have lunch in one of our designated lunch spots then walk to SAHMRI on North Terrace
12.30pm Join in with the Co-Investigators of Reality. If time permits, head to Samstag Museum and view the Troubled Waters exhibition.
2pm Walk back to the train station
2.30pm Take the train back to school.

If you are unsure what to choose, the DreamBIG team are happy to provide suggestions. Please send the number of children and age range to with AFTER SUGGESTIONS in the subject matter.



DreamBIG (formerly Come Out Children's Festival) is an intrinsic part of growing up in South Australia.


See a show, soak up the atmosphere. Find out more about the key venues of the 2017 DreamBIG Festival.