The Tanja Liedtke Studio at the Odeon Theatre

Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) has transformed Norwood’s iconic Odeon Theatre into a stunning new home for dance in South Australia.

Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company has spent almost half a million dollars updating the venue to create a state-of-the-art theatre and stage space with retractable seating, rehearsal space for creative development and a glamorous new foyer and bar.

The company has dedicated the Odeon's upstairs rehearsal space to former ADT dancer and prodigious talent, Tanja Liedtke, who tragically passed away in 2007. The Tanja Liedtke Studio will be a home for creative development and workshops for local dance practitioners, and the extension of ADT’s Learning Program, which involves seminars and open rehearsals for schools, public forums, as well as public dance classes. The space will also host residencies by overseas artists through the company’s new International Centre for Choreography.  The Tanja Liedtke Foundation are partnering with ADT’s International Centre for Choreography to support the development of emerging choreographers and dance artists.

On Friday 18th May, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, officially opened The Odeon in a gala event welcoming Adelaide arts industry guests and supporters.  On Saturday 19th May, the company held a public open day, with tours of the Odeon, free dance classes, and performances from the Australian Dance Theatre and the ADT Youth Ensemble