Class of Cabaret 

Submissions for the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Class of Cabaret are now closed

Thank you to all applicants for the Class of Cabaret 2017 program.

About Class of Cabaret

Class of Cabaret provides a unique learning opportunity for extremely talented, passionate and courageous secondary students from various high schools to share their own stories through musical performance.

Class of Cabaret began in 2010 under the artistic direction of David Campbell at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.  Now in its eighth year, Class of Cabaret students will experience the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival under Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect. Past students have received standing ovations from sold-out crowds. Each student will develop the skills to engage the audience on a personal journey with their own individual story. The program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain performance and self-development skills in a professional performing arts venue during the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival provides an expert team of cabaret mentors and professional artists to develop each performer’s skills through master classes, workshops, and a boot camp to produce two spectacular shows for a ticketed public performance.

The Class of Cabaret program offers students a meaningful learning experience where each performer develops their performance skills and learns to confidently communicate their stories to an audience, whilst also gaining accreditation towards their education. The chosen applicants will take part in rehearsals and workshops throughout Terms 1 & 2 culminating in performances during the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. They will also receive expert guidance from an experienced Musical Director, tuition from one of Adelaide's leading vocal teachers and mentorship in the art of cabaret performance from two award winning artists. In addition Adelaide Festival Centre's centrED program provides a DECD teacher to guide each student through assessments to achieve SACE Creative Arts Course Stage 1 or Stage 2, Community Studies Stage 1, or Stage 2 Research Project for accreditation by the conclusion of the program, which is an integral part of the experience. 

Being a part of this unique South Australian experience is a chance to enrich curriculum learning, develop friendships with students from other schools and meet with professional artists as part of the official Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Class of Cabaret 2016
Image: Claudio Raschella


Class of Cabaret Graduates

Submissions for the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Class of Cabaret Graduates program are now closed. 

Thank you to all graduates that applied.

About Class of Cabaret Graduates

The Class of Cabaret Graduates program is designed for young adults who have completed both the Class of Cabaret program and secondary education. The Grads program runs from February-June each year and provides a unique opportunity for students to work closely with industry professionals to develop and create their own show to be featured in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In addition to creative development opportunities and the presentation of a show, recipients are also invited to develop their knowledge of how to produce, stage and promote a show through a week of intensive learning at the Adelaide Festival Centre under the guidance of key staff.

Nathaniel O'Brien Scholarship

Applications for the 2017 Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship open January 2017!

Applications for the 2017 Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship are now open to students in years 10 & 11 from the Port Pirie and Port Lincoln as well as their surrounding regions. The successful applicants will get to perform at the Adelaide Cabaret Roadshow in their respective region; either Port Pirie or Port Lincoln in May 2017.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 13 April 2017, the successful recipients will be notified by noon on Friday 20 April 2017.

See Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship for more information and to apply now.


Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship

Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship

Applications for the 2017 scholarship have now closed.