You'll Find the Adelaide Portal at the Former Royal Adelaide Hospital in the East End
When you enter the gold painted portal, you have the opportunity to meet with people in other portals around the world free of charge. From New York to Palestine, from universities to refugee camps, the shipping container portal lets users immerse themselves in real-time conversations to entertain, challenge and delight. Fortunately it's not at all like the random conversations that Microsoft Netmeeting brought a few years back, when you were just as likely to get an x-rated encounter.
While the portal at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital is housed in a gold shipping container, there are around 20 other portals operating in the world at any given time. Some of the others are also in shipping containers, but there is also a portal bus, inflatable portals, and portal screens.
The Adelaide Portal can fit four adults comfortably at a time, or more if the people are children. You can communicate however you like while you're online - talk, dance, sing or draw, it's up to you. If a translator is needed, one will be provided. It is possible to connect to more than one location at once, but normally one destination works best.
It's recommended that you book in advance to use the free Adelaide Portal. Bookings are made in 20 minute slots, and the Shared Studios booking website will show you which part of the world the portal connects through at the time of your booking. It's possible to choose times from Thursday to Saturday until March, with the full schedule available when booking.