Tangent Talks, presented by the State Theatre Company South Australia and supported by the State Library, bring the artists and audience together to share the big ideas driving the creation of their work. Gathering the brightest, must-hear voices from the creative, academic and political worlds, the talks open out the themes of the play.
In 2023, big ideas abound: sexism in the legal system, grief, First Nations viewpoints, the suffragette movement and motherhood.
Dates for 2023 Tangent Talks are:
Tickets are just $10 and include a glass of wine. Drinks served from 6pm.
Check the State Theatre Company website closer to the event time for booking links.
Panelist names and topics will be released a few weeks before each event.
How do I get to the State Library by public transport?
The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.
You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.
Is there car parking near the State Library?
The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.
There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.
Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?
Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.
There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.
How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?
The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.
When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays. The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.
Is there a cafe at the State Library?
Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.
Theatre is made to fire debate. Get the story behind the story with State Theatre Company South Australia’s Tangent Talk series, supported by the State Library of South Australia