Online Tickets

The tickets available on our website are Arts Festival committee co-ordinated events. To purchase a ticket, just click on the event you want to book and then click on the ticketing link.

Other Festival events are co-ordinated by artists and businesses in our community, many of these are free and do not require bookings. If a particular event does require bookings please contact the event organiser directly.


Peter Goers – Pure Gold

After recently performing as ‘The Narrator’ in The Rocky Horror Picture show at The Adelaide Festival Centre, Award Winning Radio Presenter Peter Goers brings his very funniest stories in Show Biz to Penola. He will present material from his three previous Adelaide Fringe Shows, Hard Rubbish, Smoked Ham and Actors Drunks & Babies Never Hurt Themselves. He describes it as a Trilogy of Crap but, in essence the audience get THE PURE GOLD, the VERY BEST of Peter Goers and his 40 years in Show Biz.

Date: On Saturday 19 May 2018, 12pm
Location: Penola Bowling Club, 26 Queen Street , Penola, SA 5277
Price: $25



Coonawarra Vignerons Shenanigans Music Hall

Great live music in a great venue featuring The Villenettes, The Drowsy Maggies, William Alexander, Masco Sound System & more. Food, wine, beer and soft drink available.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 7pm
Location: Coonawarra Hall, Memorial Drive, Coonawarra
Price: $30



Co-Opera’s The Barber of Seville

Co Opera’s hilarious new production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville captures the troubadour tradition of the travelling Italian Commedia dell’ Arte.

For 27 years Co-Opera’s performers have been Australia’s operatic troubadours and this wacky new production, brimming with laughter and sumptuous costumes, is here to transport the magic of that tradition to audiences across Australia.

The Barber of Seville is the best known and most popular work in comic opera and Co-Opera’s new production, set in the Australian goldfields of the 1880’s, will show why. Featuring the most famous tune in opera, it is a must-see for anyone who loves a good laugh, good music and a good night out.

Enjoy this unique performance cabaret style with BYO drinks and nibbles.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 7.30pm
Location: Rymill Hall, Cameron Street, Penola
Price: $50



Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show

Scott Hone loves his BMX and he can ride his bike in ways you have never dreamed of. Backwards on the front wheel. Frontwards on the back wheel. Frontwards on the front wheel backwards upside down!!!! You too can tour the world doing skids and wheelies, twirls and spins on a BMX. Ages 5+

Date: Sunday, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Location: Rymill Hall, Cameron Street, Penola
Price: Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children) $30, Adult $10, Child (1-12 years) $7



James Darling Journal Writing Workshop

This workshop aims to explore the “how to” of personal journal writing as well as journal writing’s place in literature. After requests from the SE community, the Arts Festival is thrilled to welcome James Darling to its literary line-up. Participants are advised to book early as places are limited.

Date: SAT 19 May, 9am – 12pm
Location: Penola Community Library, Cameron Street Penola
Price: $45



Street Art Trail

Unleash your inner Banksy with cool designs in a socially meaningful way. Spray paint stencils on Stobie Poles on the new Art Trail around town with the help of a professional artist. Workshop to be held at the Penola High School Art room at 10am on Saturday 19th May, 2018 to design your stencil and then teams will work the streets. All materials supplied. Wear old clothes. Limited places. Book early. No painting without approved workshop stencil.

Official Opening to be held on Sunday 20th May, 2018 at 12 Noon in Petticoat Lane.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 10am
Location: Penola High School Art Room, Cameron Street
Price: $25