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Monday 29 April 2024
5.30pm doors open 6pm start
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
$10.00 per person
Bookings required

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For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the State Theatre Company South Australia:
Phone: (08) 8415 5333
State Library Supports

The State Theatre Company's Tangent Talks, supported by the State Library South Australia, bring the artists and audience together to share the big ideas driving the creation of their work. They gather the brightest, must-hear voices from the creative, academic and political worlds to open out the themes of the play.

In 2024 the State Theatre Company dive into big ideas and important issues including optimism in an imperilled world, female education and Anglo-Australian literary legacies.

Dates for 2024 Tangent Talks 

  • Candide – Monday 29 April
  • Julia – Monday 15 July
  • Jack Maggs – Monday 28 October

Tickets are just $10 and include a glass of wine. Doors open at 5.30pm and the talk begins at 6pm.

To access booking links for Tangent Talks, visit the State Theatre Company's website closer to the date of the event.

Panelist names and topics are 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 on 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.

Find out more about the cafe and resident organisations at the State Library.


Tangent Talks

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

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