'Pay What You Can' Tickets Available For Key Adelaide Festival Shows

'Pay What You Can' Tickets Available For Key Adelaide Festival Shows

No financial barriers to the best of the Festival - hundreds of 'Pay What You Can' tickets available for key Adelaide Festival shows

Nearly 500 people who are at an economic disadvantage will have the opportunity to attend one of the Adelaide Festival's flagship productions thanks to the generosity of the Balnaves Foundation.

Ten percent of tickets across the entire season of Gravity & Other Myths' physical theatre spectacular Out Of Chaos, will be set aside for those in the community who otherwise could not afford to attend. Eligible patrons including pensioners, full time students and those who are unemployed will have access to tickets to attend the physical theatre performance via a Pay What You Can system, where you literally pay what you choose.

In addition to these tickets which will be available at each of the Gravity & Other Myths performances, the partnership will see Adelaide Festival deliver free tickets direct to welfare organisations including the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers SA Inc and Anglicare SA.

Adelaide Festival Executive Director Rob Brookman said: "The Festival belongs to everyone and it's important for us to ensure that as many people as possible are able to access the best the Adelaide Festival has to offer regardless of their financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of the Balnaves Foundation, we are delighted to expand the Pay What You Can program across an entire season of this popular new work to open up access to this exceptional production."

Founder of the Balnaves Foundation Neil Balnaves AO said: "There is something about the live experience of theatre that's unique and powerful; however the pleasure of going to the theatre is out of reach for a large section of the community. The Pay What You Can scheme is a way of removing the financial barrier that hinders many people from experiencing the excitement and delight that a live theatre performance can generate."

Pay What You Can tickets will be available at the Scott Theatre box-office one hour prior to each performance. Ticket payment is via donation of an amount chosen by the patron, based on what they can afford.

Eligible patrons must present their current healthcare card, pensioner card or full time student card at the box office to access a Pay What You Can ticket (one ticket per person, tickets are subject to availability).

The Pay What You Can scheme adds another element to Adelaide Festival's commitment to ensuring everyone has access to world-class arts events, alongside the Festival's existing discount ticket initiatives including: Under 30s pricing, concession-priced tickets, school discounts, Access tickets for people with disabilities and other offers to various disadvantaged community groups.

About The Balnaves Foundation:
The Balnaves Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation established in 2006 by Neil Balnaves AO. Dispersing over $3 million annually to organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts, with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and Indigenous Australia. https://balnavesfoundation.com/

In addition to the entire season of Out Of Chaos, Pay What You Can tickets will also be available for the following single performances during the 2019 Adelaide Festival:

• Carmen, Dresden Semperoper Ballett
Saturday 9 March, 2pm at Adelaide Festival Theatre
Tickets available at the main BASS counter, Adelaide Festival Centre from 1pm

• Man with the Iron Neck, Legs on the Wall
Friday 8 March, 9pm at Dunstan Playhouse
Tickets available at the Dunstan Playhouse Box Office from 8pm

• A Man of Good Hope, Isango Ensemble
Sunday 10 March, 5pm at the Royalty Theatre
Tickets available at the Royalty Theatre Box Office from 4pm

• Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Saturday 9 March, 8pm at Adelaide Town Hall
Tickets available at the Adelaide Town Hall Box Office from 7pm

• Picaresque, Robyn Archer
Tuesday 12 March, 6pm at Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets available at the main BASS counter, Adelaide Festival Centre from 5pm

• Grand Finale, Hofesh Shechter
Friday 15 March, 8pm at Adelaide Festival Theatre
Tickets available at the main BASS counter, Adelaide Festival Theatre from 7pm

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