Happy Endings by Tone & Cheek. Image: Jordan Gollan

Leaps and Bounds: APAM x Honey Pot

Focus on Australian circus and physical theatre

Registrations for Leaps and Bounds are now closed. 

APAM will partner with Adelaide Fringe’s international arts marketplace, Honey Pot, to present Leaps and Bounds: APAM x Honey Pot, a special platform event for Australian circus and physical theatre artists taking place 27-28 February, during Adelaide Fringe 2024.

Opening with a Welcome to Country, Leaps and Bounds will include pitch sessions of tour-ready works, roundtable exchange sessions, formal and informal networking, and talks and ideas. It is a unique opportunity to see Australian contemporary circus and physical theatre in pitch form and as full-length productions presented within Adelaide Fringe. Leaps and Bounds will have a specific focus on tour-ready work.

Leaps and Bounds is for independent Australian artists and producers, collectives and companies, as well as those presenting and programming work, both national and international. While Leaps and Bounds is taking place during Adelaide Fringe 2024, APAM encourages both Fringe-registered and non-Fringe-registered artists and producers to take part.

Leaps and Bounds‘ program takes place during the daytime, enabling participants to see shows in the evening. Participant registrations for the program are now open. Scroll down to see the schedule and more information. 

  • Artists
  • TUE 27 FEB
  • WED 28 FEB


North Terrace, Adelaide (between King William Rd and Morphett St)

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Adelaide Convention Centre is adjacent to Adelaide Railway Station and is also serviced by tram (Adelaide Railway Station tram stop).




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The location for Welcome to Country on the morning of Tue 27 February, this outdoor space is just outside the Adelaide Convention Centre on the banks of the River Torrens.



Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka (enter from East Terrace)

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Adelaide Fringe venue hub; the location of several Showcase works and a suggested Late Night Meeting Point.



Riverbank Promenade, Adelaide (adjacent to the Convention Centre)

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Open each day from 8:00am-3:00pm

A place to grab a coffee before Leaps and Bounds, or to step out for a meeting during the day.



ILA - Immersive Light and Art

63 Light Square, Adelaide

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ILA is an 11-min walk from the Convention Centre.



129 North Terrace, Adelaide

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The Strathmore Hotel is opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre.



The Adelaide Plains are the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, stretching from Port Broughton down to Cape Jervis. Kaurna actively manage the land and live off the land and waterways of the region. (Kaurna is pronounced ‘Garna’.)

Kaurna is the language of the Traditional Owners, and as you move around the city, you’ll see it used in many ways. The main square in the heart of the city is known as Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, reflecting the Kaurna name for the area – Tarntanyangga – which means Red kangaroo dreaming. Similarly, the river is named River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri, reflecting the Kaurna name meaning Redgum forest.

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia. With a population of approximately 1.3 million residents, it is Australia’s fifth-largest city. Adelaide is famous for its arts festivals, including Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival which are held in summer over February and March.

Leaps and Bounds will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre which is located on North Terrace, between King William Road and Morphett Street (Google Maps link here).


  • COVID-19

February is the peak of summer in Adelaide, with daytime temperatures anywhere between 25-35°C. Be prepared for hot, dry days by packing a hat and sunscreen, and carrying a refillable water bottle with you.

Adelaide public transport options include train, bus and tram. Details on all services can be found at Adelaide Metro. To travel on Adelaide Metro services you can either purchase a metroCARD (rechargeable smart card) or MetroTicket (single-use ticket which can be purchased from a vending machine or on board any train and tram service). It is free to travel on the city tram between the South Terrace tram stop, the Entertainment Centre, Botanic Gardens and Festival Plaza

Taxi services in Adelaide include:
+ Adelaide Independent Taxis, phone 132 211
+ Suburban Taxi, 131 008
+ 13cabs, phone 132 227

There are managed taxi ranks located at the North Terrace entrance to Adelaide Casino, the south eastern corner of Morphett and Hindley Streets, Pulteney Street near entrance to Rundle Mall, East Terrace, eastern side of King William Street near the entrance to Rundle Mall and the HQ Nightclub on West Terrace.

AdelaideFree is a free wireless internet network in outdoor areas across the city centre and North Adelaide. The city WiFi network is jointly funded by City of Adelaide, the Government of South Australia and Internode. Look out for the AdelaideFree network when scanning for WiFi in the city.

Many cafes and restaurants also offer free WiFi to paying customers. Just ask for the password when you place your order.

In an emergency dial 000. An operator will connect you to Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance. There is an interpreting service for callers who speak other languages.

Non-emergency Phone Numbers:
+ Fire – (08) 8204 3600
+ Police – 131 444

City Police Stations:
+ 176 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, phone (08) 7322 4800
+ 28-30 Hindley Street, Adelaide, phone (08) 8303 0525


Adelaide Fringe has an accommodation directory which you can find here. We suggest you look for CBD accommodation on booking sites such as Booking.com or AirBnB.

If you’re travelling to Leaps and Bounds, APAM recommends that you book your accommodation as soon as possible. February is a very busy time in Adelaide, with multiple arts and sporting events taking place in a short period of time.

Adelaide’s CBD is quite compact, making it easy to walk between venues. Any accommodation within the CBD area (bounded by North Terrace, West Terrace, South Terrace and East Terrace) is likely to be within reasonable walking distance of performance venues.


APAM is committed to the safety of its stakeholders, and is working to deliver a COVID-safe event.

If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you to test before attending Leaps and Bounds.

Masks are not mandatory to attend Leaps and Bounds, or other Adelaide Fringe events such as Showcase performances, but masks are encouraged where it is not possible to physically distance from others. Please be respectful to others who choose to wear a mask.

Certain Adelaide Fringe artists may request their audience to wear masks. This will be identified by a mask icon on the website event listing and any mask wearing requirement will be included in the reminder email from the artist.

During your time at Leaps and Bounds, please practice COVID safety etiquette including good hand hygiene and social distancing.

You can find more information about the South Australian Government’s COVID-19 regulations on the SA Health website.


  • FAQS

All registrations are sold through FringeTIX.

TICKET PRICES (shown in AUD, inclusive of GST, per person)

+ $299: Large Australian and New Zealand organisations (annual turnover $500,000 of more) and all International organisations and companies.

+ $184: Small to Medium Australian and New Zealand organisations (organisations with annual turnover less than $500,000).

+ $134: Individual Independent Artists and Producers (including freelancers and sole traders)

All registration fees are per person. Registrations are strictly non-transferable.

Registered participants for Leaps and Bounds will be balanced to ensure an even mix and range of participants, across independent artists, organisations of different sizes, local and international participants, and diverse disciplines. There are limited registrations in each category.

Registration sales close on Friday 23 February 2024, or once we reach capacity, so don’t delay.

FringeTIX Transaction Fee is waived on your purchase of registration for Leaps and Bounds only. If you are also purchasing tickets to other Adelaide Fringe performances as part of the same transaction, the FringeTIX Transaction Fee will apply.



APAM Code of Conduct
Leaps and Bounds: APAM x Honey Pot
27-28 February 2024, Tarntanyangga/Adelaide

We want everyone who attends the event to leave having fully and safely participated as a valued member of the international performing arts community. We ask all participants to abide by the APAM Code of Conduct for the event.

By participating in Leaps and Bounds, you agree:

To always honour, seek ways to include and build positive relationships with Traditional Owners and First Nations Community with respect to Lore, protocols of Kaurna lands.

To always respect Sacred Sites, land, air, sea and respectfully leave flora, fauna, land materials and artefacts undisturbed on Country.

To treat all other participants with courtesy, kindness and respect.

That debate is healthy and natural, and sometimes disagreement occurs. When it does, we ask that you respond with a genuine attempt to understand the other person’s perspective. Deep listening is valued, as is dissent.

To respect intellectual property rights and give credit to the originators of creative ideas and work.

To respect the privacy of others participating in the event.

To be mindful and respectful of participants’ linguistic backgrounds and diverse intellectual and physical considerations which may affect the way they engage and communicate in online environments.

To keep communications with other participants focused and relevant to the purpose of the event.

APAM encourages anyone who is subject to behaviour that makes them feel unsafe or excluded to notify our staff on hello@apam.org.au in the first instance.

We are committed to ensuring our event is as accessible as possible for all our participants.

All venues hosting Leaps and Bounds events are accessible, and all venues in which Showcase performances in Adelaide Fringe are accessible.

For specific information on Leaps and Bounds events, please head to the Venues tab to see detailed information for each venue.

For specific information on venue accessibility for Showcase performances in Adelaide Fringe, please head to the Showcase tab, click through to each performance, and click the link ‘More show, venue and access details’ followed by ‘Detailed venue info and space accessibility’. Otherwise, feel free to email APAM directly and we can provide details on these venues.

Due to high demand, APAM will arrange Auslan interpreters by request. Please contact us if you require this service.

We encourage you to call or email us if you have any questions about accessibility or would like to discuss your requirements with us. You can reach us by phone on +61 (0)3 9947 1020 and by email on hello@apam.org.au

APAM is committed to the continual improvement of reducing our environmental impacts. Measures APAM has taken to make our events more sustainable include:
+ Offering 100% vegetarian food for catered events
+ Limiting printed collateral and using recycled or biodegradable products whenever possible
+ Offsetting partial carbon emissions produced by selected events

If you are travelling to Adelaide to attend Leaps and Bounds, we encourage you to reduce the carbon impact of your travel wherever possible. If you are travelling from within Australia, you may consider travelling by train, coach or carpool to Adelaide. If flying is your only option, we encourage you to offset your carbon impact.

In Adelaide, we also strongly encourage you to:
+ Use public transport or carpool, or take active transport by walking/riding to get to our events
+ Dispose recyclable/food waste in recycling/organic waste bins provided
+ Travel light and consider what are necessary to bring to our events:
Do’s: BYO water bottle/cup and tote/carry bag
Don’ts: Single-use plastics; printed collateral

How do I register?
All registrations for Leaps and Bounds are sold through FringeTIX. All registration fees are per person. Registrations are strictly non-transferable.

I’m looking forward to seeing shows in Adelaide Fringe. How do I arrange my tickets?

Your registration to Leaps and Bounds entitles you to discounted tickets for works presented in the Showcase program in Adelaide Fringe. These tickets must be purchased separately through FringeTIX. Your discount code can be found in the email from APAM confirming your registration.

When will I get the full list of participants?

All registered participants will be sent a link to the full list of participants from early February. This list will update automatically as additional Participants register.

I’ve purchased a registration but I’m no longer able to attend. What do I do?
Adelaide Fringe does not offer refunds, unless the refund meets the requirements stated in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. For more information, refer to Adelaide Fringe’s Terms and Conditions, or contact ticketing@adelaidefringe.com.au.

I have another question that’s not included here.

Contact the APAM Office by emailing hello@apam.org.au with any questions – we’re here to help!