A Promenade of Shorts Season 2: A Mini Festival of Tiny Plays

Presented by Red Phoenix Theatres and Holden Street Theatres


Join us for a mini-festival of 10 minute plays, ranging from murder to hilarious mayhem. At each performance three separate audiences will promenade between the three key Holden Street venues. During the two intervals there will be an outside bar and entertainment.

Experience nine individual plays by distinguished playwrights, being performed by 27 actors. Sit with Brian as he awaits his audition for Britain’s Got Talent, stand outside the Whitehouse as women campaign for the vote, will Captain Rockets defeat the Intergalactic Brain-Eaters, watch the interrogation of a killer, experience the crazy sci-fi future of advertising (Black Mirrorstyle), discover the untapped potential of the dreaded corporate breakout meetings, decide whether this is the wedding from hell or a bit of a laugh, cringe as a woman attempts to come out to her male boss, and experience the dilemmas of teaching 7 year olds (‘George don’t do that!’).

Reviews for A Promenade of Shorts: Season 2

"It is a world unto itself and a positively juicy night of entertainment" - The Barefoot Review

"...2023 off to a flying start with an impressive, ambitious effort." - Theatre Association of South Australia

"An eclectic collection of nine short works makes for a great night out...it is sure to sell out" - Broadway World

"...engrossing theatre in delightfully sized bites! A clever and extremely entertaining night..." - Stage Whisper

"...it’s a masterpiece in miniature." - The Advertiser

Previous Reviews for A Promenade of Shorts

"extraordinary power" - The Advertiser

"The satisfying thing about A Promenade Of Shorts is that there are many twists, some great moments and performances, and enough variety to meet the needs of most theatre-hungry audiences." -The Adelaide Show

"It is imagination and initiative. It is Red Phoenix rising once again." - The Barefoot Review

"The theatrical drought is well and truly broken with Red Phoenix Theatre making a grand entrance in a Promenade of Shorts." - Theatre Association of South Australia

"there is something for everybody in this theatrical festival" - Broadway World

"It is a stroke of genius" - Stage Whispers

"Bold and imaginative in conception and delivery, A Promenade of Shorts is a wonderful return to local theatre in this town." - Kryztoff Raw

"Unmissable! GO!"-The Weekender Herald

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A Promenade of Shorts


Genre: Theatre

Season: 2023

Dates: 12 - 21 Jan

Duration: 2 hrs 15 min (incl. 2 intervals)

Doors and Bar will open 1 hr prior to show start.


12 - 21 Jan @ 7.30 pm

15 Jan @2:00pm


Adult: $24.75
Group (6+): $20.75

Concession: $18.75


The Box Bar, The Studio & The Arch

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available.


All venues will are accessible, please call our Box Office to arrange a safe and easy night out on 08 8225 8888



HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices. As and when restrictions are implemented by SA Health we will follow those guidelines. Only attend the event if you are feeling well, and If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you appropriate measures until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.