The Company

Celebrating 50 Years in 2015.

Under the directorship of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre creates dance that is an intelligent progression of the art form engaging audiences the world over.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 15 years, under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. With the dancers of the company, Garry Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.

What’s On

September 2015





12 Sep Australian Dance Awards (presented by Ausdance), Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide BASS

28 - 2 Oct Australian Dance Theatre 2015 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM Australian Dance Theatre
08 8373 7733
11 - 30 Nov Exhibition, Performing Arts Collection (Adelaide Festival Centre)

October 2015





2 Oct Théâtre de Nîmes - Nîmes, France Multiverse Théâtre de nîmes

12 - 8 Dec Australian Dance Theatre Classes for Young Dancers Australian Dance Theatre
08 8373 7733

November 2015





6 Nov ADT studios Rough Draft November 2015
(08) 8373 7733


Creating art is an intensive process requiring the resources, expertise and support of a network of individuals and organisations.

Australian Dance Theatre relies on the valuable support of its sponsors, stakeholders, members, friends and donors who share the company’s passionate commitment to furthering Australian culture and artists.

News & Media

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman and Marilyn Jones join the Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame - 27 August, 2015

Yesterday the Australian Dance Awards announced another inductee to the to the Hall of Fame for 2015. The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious of all Australian Dance Awards and is made directly by the Advisory Panel in recognition of the individual’s unique contribution and role in professional dance. The inductees are Marilyn Jones OBE and Elizabeth… View Article

‘L’ by Mirramu Dance Company featuring ADT - 11 August, 2015

In 1965 Elizabeth Cameron Dalman founded Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide. Last month she brought her current company, Mirramu Dance Company, to Adelaide for one performance only of L –  a vibrant dance theatre work, nodding to the past, revelling in the present and looking forward with anticipation to the future of the child that was contemporary dance… View Article


Applications are now open for ADT’s 2015 School Holiday Program. Experience the creative and physical challenge of being a full-time contemporary dancer at Australian Dance Theatre’s Holiday Program. Designed for students with a minimum of 4 years’ previous dance training, this is an inspiring and rewarding week-long program. Students will gain insight into the workings… View Article

Applications are now open for the 2015 Secondment Week - 18 June, 2015

Applications are now open for the 2015 Secondment Week at Australian Dance Theatre.This program culminates in a rare opportunity for students to audition for Australia’s most challenging dance company. As one of the first of its kind in Australia  it remains an unparalleled opportunity for students to join an elite professional dance ensemble for a unique… View Article

Calling Dance and Physical Theatre Artists to Participate in Rough Draft, November 2015 - 10 August, 2015

Are you an emerging independent choreographer? As part of our Professional Development Program, Rough Draft provides an opportunity for Adelaide’s independent dance and physical theatre makers to present their work to an audience in the early stages of its creative development. Following on from the success of our last event on 29 May (in partnership with… View Article

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