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Experience the magic of a live orchestra in the lush gardens of Adelaide Zoo

New date announced – Sunday 31 January!
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January 2021 (SOLD OUT)

Elephant in the Room Productions and Adelaide Zoo present the Amicus String Quartet joined by acclaimed Adelaide musicians in a special outdoor concert series of Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals and Danse Macabre, and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

Roll out your picnic rug on the Central Lawns and experience the zoo by twilight! This family-friendly event is a great way to introduce the young or young at heart to classical music in an immersive setting.

Sit back and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a Picnic Box or pick up a drink from the onsite bar.

Please note: your ticket offers admittance to Adelaide Zoo for the performance only. The zoo will not be open for animal viewing.

Adult (15 years and over)$35
Concession/Child (students/seniors/4-14 year olds)$30
Under 4s Free (require ticket)

Book Tickets

Something to nibble on

Pre-order a delicious Picnic Box and enjoy a selection of goodies with family or friends. Simply add your Picnic Box to your cart when you book your tickets!

Adult Picnic Box menu    Kids Picnic Box menu

Or bring your own picnic!

Important information

  • Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm start
  • Performance runs for 1.5 hours until 8:30pm (no interval)
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a limited number of chairs available so we encourage you to come early
  • Accessible seating available upon request (please contact us on 8267 3255 to arrange)
  • No BYO alcohol
  • Picnic Boxes are pre-order only and will be available for pick-up on the night

For any further enquiries, please contact the Events Manager at


January 29 @ 6:00 pm
January 31 @ 8:30 pm


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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+ 61 8 8267 3255

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