Members and guests are encouraged to contribute to our Community Projects by donating here online.
Cash contributions may still be made at our weekly luncheons.
The Magic Show is more than a fundraising event. Tickets are sold to sponsors made up mostly of small to medium business owners who are asked to support a young person with special needs and their carer, to attend a wonderful and professional performance at the Thebarton Theatre. These ticket sales to the World Festival of Magic to corporate donors, enable families to spend an hour or two out of the daily routine and enjoy being entertained by world class magic. The event is owned and conducted by International Entertainment Ltd (IEL) with the Rotary Club of Adelaide hosting the event in Adelaide, providing Rotarian volunteers to assist with the coordination of seating at the event. The Rotary Club of Adelaide nominates a major beneficiary, usually an organisation which undertakes work with children and youth. The Rotary Club of Adelaide has some 25 years’ experience of being the “host” service club and a history of achieving healthy income for distribution, each year.
Most importantly, the many shows our club has hosted has enabled tens of thousands of disadvantaged children throughout Adelaide, to enjoy a very memorable experience. We are proud to be the Rotary Club in South Australia to host this live Magic Show.
We acknowledge all of our past and future sponsors who have made a huge difference for thousands of children. They should feel proud as these children won’t forget the experience! See more here.
For many years, The Rotary Club of Adelaide has provided approximately 33 volunteers to man the 11 Crossovers along the route from South Tce, down King William St, Wakefield St, Pulteney St, Grenfell St, to North Tce.
The Pageant starts at 9.30am and takes approximately 2 hours for the 88 floats to complete the journey to the Magic Cave at David Jones on North Terrace. The Crossover Teams arrive at 6.30am and stay until the Pageant is complete, (approximately 12.00noon) helping with the packing up, and clearing the fencing so that the city is able to return to the normal activities.
Organisers estimate a crowd of more than 350,000 line the streets of Adelaide, some setting up at 3.00am to save places for their families, behind the Blue safety line. There is also a huge TV audience watching live coverage, and then for a replay later on the same day.
The Rotary Club of Adelaide works closely with Brian Gilbertson Head of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, to create a safe and friendly environment. The Club receives a small donation for their help on the day which goes towards carrying out their charitable work in the local community.
The Rotary Club of Adelaide believes that this event typifies its work by contributing in a very necessary and visual way.