Carclew Open House

As part of South Australia's History Festival, Carclew will be swinging open its doors and welcoming one and all to an Open House.

Carclew is steeped in history. Built in 1897 and transformed into a youth arts organisation in 1971. At our official Carclew Open House, we invite you to discover our house and its artistic jewels in a family friendly open day with tours for the talls and creative activities for the smalls.

A significant event in Carclew's history occurred on 6 June 1971 with a "Carnival at Carclew" to raise funds that would help turn Carclew into a "performing arts centre for young people". It was at this event that Premier Don Dunstan confirmed his support for this vision. Its success was largely due to the incredible passion and energy of our irrepressible patron, Marjorie FitzGerald OAM who single-handedly managed a complete sell out of a MASSIVE bake sale.

We'll be commemorating this original bake sale at our Open House with a bake sale entirely managed by a group of kids. And we’d love for you and the kids you to jump in the kitchen and make a contribution to our bake sale, register your interest by sending us an email at

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Saturday 21 May 2016

10am - 4pm


Carclew House
11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide

Entry by gold coin donation. Bookings not required. 

Contact Details

8267 5111