HotHouse Theatre has an over 20-year history of presenting and creating theatre works and grew from the Murray River Performance Group which formed in 1979. As one of the last remaining professional theatre companies in regional Australia, HotHouse has a rich and celebrated history in commissioning, producing, nurturing and presenting new, contemporary Australian theatre within a vibrant regional setting. We work and perform in the Butter Factory on Gateway Island which was built in 1928 and converted to a theatre with the creation of HotHouse Theatre in 1997.
As a critical national incubator of distinctive Australian works, HotHouse’s investment in artists, audiences and community engages locally and impacts nationally. Currently, through responsive artist development programs and a well-established subscription model HotHouse Theatre:
-Collaborates with other significant organisations to co-commission and co-produce contemporary Australian theatre of the highest standard;
-Partners with Australia’s boldest and brightest independent artists and companies.
-Supports artists to develop new work year-round through our unique Month in the Country residency program;
-Presents resonant and culturally relevant touring productions.
HotHouse has had success raising support through a broad range of partnerships and where possible, we co-commission and co-produce when developing and presenting new work. We have strong relationships with our five government funding bodies at commonwealth, state and local levels.