Bohème on the Beach | FAQs

What time does Bohème on the Beach start?

Gates will open at 5:30pm and the performance will begin at 7:30pm.

What if there is bad weather?

The show will go ahead in any weather conditions that it is safe to do so. Check the forecast on the day and dress appropriately.

Ticket holders will be informed directly if severe weather conditions, those which would affect safety of performers or patrons, cause the cancellation of the event.

Will there be food and drinks at the event?

Yes. This is a fully licenced event with a variety of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Free drinking water will be available.

You cannot bring your own food or drinks from home*. No alcohol may be brought on or off the site. Any contravention of this will result in immediate confiscation and removal of patrons from event.

*Baby food and special dietary foods excepted.

What seating can I bring to the General Admission areas?

GA 1 & 2 – near the stage

You may bring a chair or blanket to sit on in the General Admission areas of the site. Please note that the GA 1 & 2 sections at the front of the stage have height restrictions on chairs. You may only sit on low beach chairs (no more than 10cm off sand) or a ground covering such as a blanket.

All other GA sections:

Other GA sections allow chairs of any height. However please be mindful of your fellow attendees and their right to a view. It is your responsibility to carry all items to and from the beach.

What TO bring.

  • Your ticket (paper or digital)
  • A method of QR check-in e.g. smart phone
  • Valid photo ID
  • Any concession cards or proof of status required for tickets
  • Sealed water bottles 1L or smaller. (Water bottles may be subject to inspection.)
  • Clothes to suit the weather
  • Your enthusiasm and excitement

What NOT to bring.

  • Any outside food or drinks (excluding bottled water, baby, or special diet foods)
  • Drones
  • Professional cameras & audio recording devices
  • Umbrellas
  • Prams or Pushers that cannot collapse or wheel on sand
  • Illicit substances
  • Weapons and knives
  • Fireworks, flares, sparklers

Condition of entry is that all bags may be subject to a search. Any person in possession of prohibited items (such as those above) may be refused entry to the site. If in doubt leave it at home.

How do I get there?

Public Transport via tram or bus is encouraged. Extra services will be in operation. If you opt to drive, note that there is no dedicated parking area. Please allow plenty of time for public parking, available at various sites around Glenelg.

Can I use cash?

No. This is a card only venue, there will be no cash facilities on site.

Is this a family friendly event?

This event is rated PG and contains some adult themes. At the discretion of parents or guardians’ children are welcome to attend the event with a valid ticket. In the reserved seating areas (A-C) children’s tickets can be purchased for $30 per head. In General Admission, children under 16 are free but must hold a valid ticket issued by Ticketek. As this is a licenced event, all minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

How accessible is the event?

We welcome everyone to Bohème on the Beach and have worked to ensure that all patrons can navigate the venue, however this is an outdoor site on the beach.

If you would normally experience mobility issues when visiting the beach/on sand, we advise that opt for seats in on our purpose-built accessible viewing platform.

If you have specific have access requirements that you would like to discuss, please get in touch with us at or call 08 8226 4790 to help plan your visit.

Do you accept companion cards?

Yes we do. We offer patrons holding a current companion card a second ticket for their accompanying companion at no charge. They can be booked online or over the phone.

Please bring your Companion Card with you on the night.

Are Assistance Animals welcome?

Yes, assistance animals are welcome at this event provided they are trained and able to cope with large crowds and loud noises.

Is there a cloakroom?

No. There will be no cloakroom facility on site. Please bring only what you need.

Can I smoke?

No. Smoking is prohibited in all parts of the venue. There will be no dedicated smoking area on the site.

What happens in the event of a cancellation?

In certain circumstances event cancellation may be unavoidable. If the event is cancelled, ticket holders will be informed directly either by State Opera South Australia or Ticketek. This event is ticketed under the Live Performance Award and all rights are upheld.