New Adelaide venue run by artists hosts bumper Fringe line up

Adelaide comedy cabaret couple Libby Trainor Parker and Matthew Trainor have launched a brand new venue just in time for Adelaide Fringe.

Prompt Creative Centre on Pirie Street is ready and rearing to go with a jam-packed program of shows this festival season.

“We love our new digs on Pirie Street where we can continue to offer co-working to our creative community as well as run our incubator program for artists, Vaulting Ambitions, which is a partnership between us and City of Adelaide,” Libby says. “Add to that the fabulous line up of funny, poignant, weird, wonderful, filthy, delightful shows we have for Fringe, and we are truly hitting the ground running!”

Situated two doors down from the giant sandpit that was once a beach volleyball court, Prompt Creative Centre is the new venture from the team who ran live music venue and creative arts hub Vault 134 out of the old NAB on Hutt Street.

Lovers of live music, comedy, cabaret, and anything artsy, Libby and Matt have knocked down a wall between two shops, put up some curtains, chucked in a stage (thanks to the State Government’s Live and Local Grant) and set up a bar to offer a brand, spanking new space for creatives to play.

And to celebrate, they are hosting a whopping sixty-three performances over the 2023 Fringe season, featuring an exciting mix of theatre, music, comedy, magic, improv and storytelling.

Star of SBS program Chopsticks or Fork? Jennifer Wong will present her new show Jennifer Wong Has No Peripheral Vision, RAW Comedy finalist Jacob Jackman will perform his hilarious, absurdist comedy special Soup of the Day, Fool for a Lifetime, Abril Latrene is treating us to The Big D (a show about disco, drinking and drag of course), local multi-instrumentalist Pearl Tizzie presents a tribute to Amanda Palmer, Adelaide’s own (by way of Scotland) award winning magician Kevin Kopfstein pulls Madness, Mayhem and Miracles out of his hat; and even have a show telling the story of the mysterious dancing plague of 1518 that forced the people of Strasbourg to dance themselves to death, which is aptly named, The Dancing Plague.

Prompt also has local improv troupes On The Fly and Tenuous Link performing their popular, unscripted, spontaneous shows, Maestro and Dropped In It, respectively; Best of Adelaide Comedy: The Clean Edition will be popular with families and those wanting some wholesome hilarity, and to counteract that, international touring comedian Anna Beros brings her NSFW Creampie Curious to the Prompt Stage, Nick and Tom treat us to the hilarity of Real Estate Agents, and Claudia Callisto, The Good Italian Girl presents her sell-out smash hit Italian Love is a Battlefield.

Prompt will also have lucky dip nights in the third week of Fringe where the bar will be open and anything could happen.

Phew! What a lineup!

You can view the whole Prompt Creative Centre Fringe program HERE