Upcoming Events

Due to the Covid-19 virus we are cancelling most of our events - the confirmed cancellations will be updated on each event below as we are aware they are cancelled.

Tickets will be refunded.

We have kept the detail of these events on the page so you are aware of the types of events we have!

We look forward to planning events at our new location- please contact us via email about group tours or events you would like to plan! Examples: private dinners, photo shoots and a group tour before an evening meal at the Port. 

April- Pizza night- Sold out!  Cancelled

join us on board for this Adelaide Food Fringe event!

Saturday 4th April, starting at 7pm. Pizzas & Popsicles beneath the Poop Deck.

Bring your own alcohol & we feed you pizza and more!

Here is the detail and ticketing:



Pizza nights are popular! Tickets for the August pizza event will be available soon. 

See our August date listed below.


More in April!  Cancelled

Our education team will be offering two school holiday events at Mitcham’s amazing newly renovated library. 

The date is Thursday 23rd April.

Times: 1-2pm - fun & educational activities.

           : 2-3pm - Book selling and signing- meet the author of the clipper education book!

           : 3-4pm -  we will be making lightstations /lighthouses. Electronic components will light it up and you can take it home! Bookings essential with the library for a small cost.

Contact Mitcham library.

All activities with a maritime theme - lots of fun using real tools!


May is history month!  Cancelled

  • The Clipper ship is a participating venue for Poetry Takeover a History Festival Initiative for Schools - integrating English and History curriculum. Use web contact details to book a session onboard the ship in dock 2.

  • We plan two education sessions  Cancelled   on board the ship which will be announced in the history month program. The date to set aside is Sat 9th May. Children of all ages can participate with adult support. People attending these educational & fun sessions have been so happy they did! 

  1. The first session on Sat 9th May - "open ship" between 12 & 3pm. No need to book. For the price of an adult ticket from the  information booth on the day, we will have maritime themed activities on board for children. Do a self guided tour and join in the activities with the children!

  2. The second session on Sat 9th May - from 4- 6pm. This is a ticketed event, with a short tour before making a ship's lantern using real tools and electronic components. The lantern is yours to light your way back to the ground level! Tickets here:https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/climb-aboard-for-hands-on-history-in-the-port-tickets-90085896341


  • History month ConcertCancelled a fun & energising time with the truly amazing Alex and Jim - The BordererS -

       Sunday afternoon 17th May.Time- 3-5pm. On board the ship! All aboard for a great time to             be had by all!  



        See you on board!! #adelaidelivemusic


In June we will have another treat for you-   Titanic the Musical by Therry Dramatic Society. 


When:  Friday 5th June at 8pm. 

Where:   Arts Theatre - 53 Angas st Adelaide.

Please ensure you exchange your Eventbrite ticket on the night or week prior for Arts Theatre seats.

Keep your head above water until we see you! Book tickets to support the clipper ship fundraiser night here:



Cancelled   but we will reschedule!

In July- yes we plan ahead!! We are bringing you a fantastic trio on board- The Beggars Sing The Seekers. Their sound is authentic & they are so wonderful they transport you to another time - it will give you goose bumps!

Date Sunday 26th July 2-4pm. This is a gig with Umbrella Festival. #adelaidelivemusic


August-  keep in the loop as this one is probably cancelled!

No surprises - we plan to have a Pizza night with a difference!! To celebrate National Science Week we are planning an Evolution pizza night on board.  Dress up and let's evolve together! Dress- anything goes from early life forms to humans up to the present day!

So it's OK to be yourself!  Ask your friends to be 'evolved'!

Date Sat 22nd August. Time - 6-9pm. Watch this space & Facebook for more information and ticket release.

Past Events

Relocation of ship

The barge Bradley and City of Adelaide have been relocated to Dock 2 Honey Street Port Adelaide. 

Book launch! - On Sat 9th Nov, Scottish writer and true friend of the City of Adelaide, Rita Bradd launched her hard cover book. The book enthralls the reader with tales from her journey accompanying the City of Adelaide on her final voyage to Port Adelaide. Books for sale in the information booth.

A shipload of Laughs. Part 2- Bound for South Australia.

We were entertained on board with a concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo - they were back by popular demand on Sunday 3/11. A member of the audience  said-  "the concert was most enjoyable and greatly enhanced by both the ambience and the acoustics of the venue".

Casual evening get together and tour - inspired by Amicus & the arts community. On Tues 15th October - this event was on board the clipper ship amongst its displays and exploring its awe-inspiring past!
We shared ideas for future collaboration, mingled and simply absorbed the amazing space!
Dinner and drinks after the event at the beautiful Michonne Wine bar in St Vincent St with generous community- minded hosts.
Russell Starke  performed on board on Sunday 13/10 - he was The Passionate Poet /
entertainer /actor extraordinaire!
We were enchanted by his maritime stories & his heartfelt words evoking the grand but challenging eras of sail.

Book Launch onboard!

On Sunday 8th Sept The Last Captain  by Paul Simpson was launched on board. This book is about Captain Edward Alston, the last of 5 masters on the City of Adelaide and the master of the Roman Empire until it was missing without trace off Cape Horn.  It is a wonderful & informative book - available from the Clipper Ship Information Booth. 

Educational evening-  Dive into History!  

On Fri 23/8 - a stunning evening onboard the ship, we were enthralled by a presentation with Dr Rob Morrison from The Curiosity Show followed by a making science real activity! 

Full Moon, Pizza & Wine Night - 

A pizza and wine evening was held on board the ship on Wednesday 17th July from 6pm to 8.30pm. Pizzas were supplied and guests brought their own wine and plastic glasses. A very successful fundraiser and fun night.

Music & poetry concert

A sensational music & poetry concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo was held on board the ship Sunday 23 June at 3pm. Australian & Irish songs and sea shanties. Also, Pete Titchener & Reg Byrnes joined the duo.

Educational Sessions


Since the arrival of the clipper ship we have held educational sessions on board the ship and in community libraries. They were practical sessions with a scientific and maritime focus. We have taken school groups on tours of the ship, which teachers often combined with a trip to the Maritime Museum.


Talk & Tour of ship

Rita Bradd arrived from Scotland to mark the 3rd anniversary of her arrival on the Heavy Lift Ship Palanpur with the City of Adelaide in February 2014.

Rita gave presentations about her journey on the ship. 

Site Title

Heritage Tourism Workshop


 On Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Heritage Tourism Workshop Peter Christopher gave a presentaion
"City of Adelaide Clipper Ship - How does maritime promote itself using the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship story"

History Festival May 2016 -2019

The City of Adelaide is please to be part of the South Australian History Festival, which showcases a significant and diverse range of exhibitions and events.












Patron: His Excellency the Honourable
Hieu Van Le AC,
Governor of South Australia
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