The Royal Croquet Club (now known as RCC) could return to its birthplace at Victoria Square four years after being ousted from the city centre.

The organisers of the popular hub have lodged an application with the Adelaide City Council to host next year’s event on the square.

If approved, the hub would return to the city from either January 15 – February 14 on the northern half of Victoria Square or February 19 – March 21 on the southern half.

The latter dates would line up with next year’s locally-focused Adelaide Fringe.

If given the go-ahead by the council, the events are expected to be scaled-down versions of the ones that popped up on Victoria Square between 2014 and 2016 and would feature an open-air circus stage, a creative space, an adaptable performance/rehearsal stage along with local food and drink outlets.

The festival hub has moved homes on several occasions in recent years. Following local business complaints, the Croquet Club was effectively kicked out of the city centre, re-establishing itself at Pinky Flat on the Torrens.

The RCC then moved on to Adelaide Uni, but split with the university in November.


The organisers of the RCC, were caught up in a high-profile business collapse following an unsuccessful expansion of the event into China.

The RCC’s application with the Council can be found at with feedback closing at 5pm on December 3.