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Dear Friends


From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say the biggest thank you to everyone for your support of The Great Rhino Room Migration - for the extremely generous pledges and touching comments, the recounting of old memories and absolute love that people have shared with us throughout this entire campaign.

We started this campaign as a way to make the wider public aware of what was happening with Rhino Room and even more so, of the exciting new adventure that is about to begin. But what it has achieved, beyond this, is bring together all of our friends, past and present, and show what a close-knit community the true lovers of arts and comedy are.

We always talk of Rhino Room as a family but never before has it felt like such a tight crew and we have been completely humbled by your overwhelming support.

So, to everyone who has been part of this epic journey, even for a small period of the 20 years at Frome Street, we can’t wait to see you at the new venue and look forward to enjoying a drink, partying and creating some amazing new memories for you on the stage at your new Rhino home.


Here’s to another 20 years.


Mick and the Rhino Team



Below is a bit more about our campaign:


"Rhino Room is the perfect comedy oasis for great comics, young and old to play and create together."  Greg Fleet


Seriously, you guys have the most thriving comedy scene I’ve seen since Sydney in the early 90s.  Mikey Robins


"Rhino Room is not only a great venue to see comedy; it's also THE place to go for a drink if you want to view the comedians in their natural habitat."  Arj Barker 


What is the Great Rhino Room Migration all about? 

You may have heard the rumours or seen the media announcing that the building at 13 Frome Road, the home of Rhino Room for 20 years, has been earmarked for demolition to make way for a 36 level hotel. Sadly, it is true! At the end of Adelaide Fringe 2017,  we will begin the migration to our new home. 


We have secured a new premise at 1/131 Pirie Street and will remain committed to providing a space for our emerging artists, entertainers, DJs, comedians and our Rhino family.


However, we really need your support. This is a big and costly move for our small South Australian business. Building and infrastructure, removalists, sound equipment, security and licences are just the basics. So we are trying to raise $38,000 to help Rhino Room start this new chapter.


Before we get into the nitty gritty about how your pledge will be supporting us, here's a little bit of background on Rhino Room:


Established in 1998, Rhino Room began as an offshoot of Urban Cow Studio, providing a venue for emerging performing artists in the same way Urban Cow provides an opportunity for emerging visual artists. Rhino Room still maintains the same ethos to this day and is recognised Australia-wide for its commitment to up-and-coming entertainers. 


Providing an eclectic atmosphere, Rhino Room is known as being the 'spiritual home of comedy' to comedians around the globe and is the venue for world-class standup shows run by Adelaide Comedy as well as being a hot-spot for Adelaide Fringe artists and guests for more than 18 years. Celebrities from all genres have graced our stage, including Arj Barker, Wil Anderson, Tom Green, Ross Noble, Dave Hughes and many more. Rhino Room also specialises in private parties, offering an atmosphere unlike anywhere else. 


I love the Rhino Room because it’s the best comedy room in Adelaide. As for the bar … I can always remember walking in but I can never remember walking out. Too much fun."  Tom Gleeson.

How The Funds Will Be Used

We are hoping for your support to help us build a NEW PERFORMANCE SPACE at Rhino Room.  A functional, eclectic, beautiful and engaging environment to allow our performers and Rhino family to continue making their art in Adelaide.

Funds raised will be put directly into creating this space at the new Rhino Room at 1/131 Pirie Street.


The money will be used for new staging, design, curtains, a sound system, lighting, green room, airconditioning and painting. All the things associated with building a new room for the next generation of South Australian comedians, musicians and visual artists. A fresh, functional Rhino Room with the vibe of the old one! 


While saving the Rhino Room we wanted to consider the plight of flesh and blood rhinos around the world, so 5% of the total proceeds awarded from our crowdfunding campaign will be donated to a Save the Rhinos initiative run by Monarto Zoo who are currently raising funds to relocate about 30 White Rhinos from South Africa to Monarto Zoo. 


"More than 1,300 rhinos were poached last year in South Africa alone, and we’ve nearly reached the tipping point where more rhinos are poached each year than are born. At the current rate of poaching, rhinos in the wild will be extinct by 2024. To save the rhino, we must increase our efforts to safeguard and breed rhinos in protected places which is why we are relocating these rhino. It is hoped that the first rhinos will be relocated in the next twelve months. As a conservation charity, Zoos SA is committed to helping ensure the future of this near-threatened species and we are proud to have already bred five Southern White Rhinos." Zoos SA


Rhino Room and Adelaide Comedy are both very excited about supporting Zoos SA in a small way through this campaign and are looking forward to working with them on future projects to save more actual Rhinoceros. So stay tuned for that! Click Here to find out more about the Australian Rhino Project.

The Challenges

Time and resources are huge challenges for us. We are about to move 20 years worth of love, laughter and life. We are looking forward to knocking these challenges out of the park and with your support,  we will provide an amazing space to create lots of new memories for our Rhino family and the new generation ahead.

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AU$25 +Rhino LoveThank you on Facebook and Instagram.
28 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$50 +Double The Love with Adelaide ComedyA Double Pass to an Adelaide Comedy event at the New Rhino Room and a Bucket of Beers waiting for you there! Thanks on Facebook and Instagram
240 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$50 +Dance with DaveOnce-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a dance routine with comedian Dave Callan & his backup dancers! One-hour dance class during the last week of Fringe Class filmed and uploaded to YouTube
10 Chosen | 40 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$50 +All GoneNightcall Gold PassEntry into every Nightcall event at the new Rhino for the rest of 2017 Express entry No lineup 1 x drink at every Nightcall event
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$50 +Nightcall New Rhino PassEntry into every Nightcall event at the new Rhino for the rest of 2017 Express entry No lineup 1 x drink at every Nightcall event
3 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$75 +Proud RhinoLimited-edition Rhino Room T-shirt Mention on Facebook and Instagram
21 Chosen | 79 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$100 +2017 Year Pass: Transmission OR TBSPass to all events in 2017 Free entry for purchase holder and express entry for 6 friends Free drink for purchase holder at every event
20 Chosen | 30 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$100 +Eternally RhinoYour choice of a Limited-edition old-school design key ring or a Limited-edition Rhino Pin/Brooch Mention on Facebook and Instagram Your name on the wall of the New Rhino Room.
100 Chosen | 150 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$100 +2017 Year Pass Taking Back SaturdayPass to all Taking Back Saturday events from March 2017 Free entry for purchase holder and express entry for 6 friends Free drink for purchase holder at every event
2 Chosen | 23 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$100 +Hot Sauce Burlesque Launch PassThree-week intro course at the brand-new Hot Sauce Burlesque School at the new Rhino Room. One-hour private lesson with Internationally trained burlesque artist Lyra la Belle 2 x tickets to the next Hot Sauce show at the New Rhino Room
2 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2017
AU$200 +All GoneThe Last Late Show PackageDouble pass to our final late show at Adelaide Fringe 2017 2 x limited edition key rings Name on wall at new venue
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$200 +One Hour Private Bey Dance Party1-hour private Bey Dance Party for up to 20 people on a date of your choice! Valued at $500
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$250 +I Heart Rhino - Date Night ExperienceDouble pass to an Adelaide Comedy gig of your choice at the new Rhino Room 1 x Rhino Room Pin 1 x Rhino Room Keyring $100 Rhino drink card Meet and greet with comedian of your choice after the show
7 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is April 2017
AU$250 +All GoneThe Final Frome Late Show Package2 x tickets to the FINAL Late Show at Frome 2 x limited-edition key rings 1 x limited-edition Rhino Room T-shirt Name on wall at new venue
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$1000 +All GoneThe Golden RhinoYou are a local hero! Unlimited entry into any Rhino Room Event March 2017-March 2018 (including Fringe 2018) Name on the wall at new venue noted as a benefactor of Rhino Room. 1 x limited edition keyring 1 x limited edition pin 1 x limited edition t-shirt
10 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$5000 +Save the Rhino Room BenefactorYou have our eternal love & gratitude! The top tier names on the wall of our new venue Unlimited entry into any Rhino Room gig from March 2017 – March 2018 (including Fringe) Front row seats (2) to the final Rhino Room Late Show $100 food & drink voucher at Howling Owl before the show Your pick of limited edition Rhino Room merchandise Signed poster from your favourite performer at Fringe Homage paid especially to you at the final Late Show
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017
AU$10000 +The Great One-Horned RhinoOur Rhino Benefactor! If you donate $10,000 you are a legend and Rhino hero The top name on the wall of our new venue Unlimited entry into any Rhino Room gig from March 2017 – March 2018 (incl Fringe 2018) Front row seats (2) to the final Late Show Homage paid to you on stage at final Late Show Signed poster from your favourite comedian at Fringe. Great One-Horned Rhino T-Shirt Your pick of limited edition Rhino Room Merch
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2017