National Wine Centre Is Now A Fringe Venue


We have some exciting news for all of the Fringe and wine lovers out there. Your two loves are about to collide in the best way possible.  For the first time ever, the National Wine Centre will be an official Fringe venue.

Adelaide Fringe revellers are expected to pour into the Centre to attend shows and experience its pop-up bar, The Glass House, which will be open for the entire festival which runs from Friday, February 16, until Sunday, March 18. From theatre to music, comedy to cabaret, the Centre will host about fifty shows and the new pop-up bar will provide a unique opportunity for guests to experience the Fringe in a new and exciting space.

The Glass House bar will activate the Centre’s much-loved terrace with Fringe goers encouraged to enjoy a bite to eat and drinks overlooking the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens. National Wine Centre General Manager Adrian Emeny said the pop-up bar was just one of many new, exciting activations slated for the Centre in 2018.

“This is the first year we have registered as an official Fringe venue so it’s important that we get into the full swing of the festival season and offer something a little different for Fringe audiences,” Mr Emeny said.

“The Glass House will be an outdoor oasis where Fringe ticket holders and visitors in general can come and have a drink under the stars.”

GH Mumm champagne and a selection of wines from The Lane Vineyard will be on offer in addition to the 120 wines already available at the Centre’s neighbouring Wined Bar. A special menu has also been launched featuring plenty of local produce.

Emma Knights, who has curated the National Wine Centre’s Fringe program, said the Centre was the perfect place for Fringe goers to enjoy a chilled out vibe in a beautiful setting.

“It is a very eclectic, predominantly South Australian program covering everything from the Bee Gees to Jane Austen, baseball to Buffy and even yoga,” Ms Knights said.

The Glass House will be open Monday to Friday from 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from midday and entry is free. For more information, visit


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