Photo by Ian Sutherland

Dive in to The River

The River at the End of the Road cast members Mark Lee, Gabriel Fancourt and Drew Livingston speak about the show.

The River at the End of the Road is now playing at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre until Saturday 17th March. Book now
Photo by Kate Williams

Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Crew

HotHouse Artistic Director Lyn Wallis chats with the cast and crew in final rehearsals before the premiere of The River at the End of the Road.

Features original music by Drew Livingston.


Hume Bank Announced As Principal Partner

HotHouse Theatre today announced Hume Bank as 2018 Principal Partner. This new collaboration extends and deepens Hume’s long-standing relationship with HotHouse and reinforces its commitment to arts and culture on the Border.

Hume Bank has been on the HotHouse journey for over twelve years, and its support has been critical to the development and presentation in the region of some of Australia’s best contemporary theatre. More recently, Hume was the major sponsor for At The Hip – a HotHouse produced show about the growth of Albury-Wodonga, and in 2017 it supported the presentation of the Generate drama festival for young people.

“We value our community in more ways than one and our commitment to the HotHouse Theatre is just another example of this. Recognised nationally, this contemporary theatre company presents a
unique opportunity for our customers and the wider community to experience high calibre performances, normally only available in major cities, right here on the border,” shared Chief Customer Officer and Acting CEO Andrew de Graaff.

As part of this new Principal Partnership, Hume will have a greater presence during the HotHouse season through the renaming of its artistic home to: ‘Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre’. Both
companies look forward to exploring further collaboration and connections through this important, evolving partnership.

HotHouse Theatre’s Deputy Chair Paul Robb said the partnership is an exciting collaboration between two of the Border’s prominent institutions. “This partnership will greatly assist HotHouse continue to develop and present world class contemporary theatre for Albury-Wodonga and the region’s audiences.”

Caleb Lewis Interview

Artistic Director Lyn Wallis interviews Caleb Lewis, writer of The River at the End of the Road.

Tickets and more info can be found here

Lyntroduction – The River at the End of the Road

Artistic Director Lyn Wallis gives us her Lyntroduction for The River at the End of the Road. Premiering at HotHouse Theatre March 9-17. Tickets are on sale now.

Interview with Tes Lyssiotis

Hotel Bonegilla is on its way!

A fantastic community cast is busily rehearsing with director Anni Gifford for our presentation of Hotel Bonegilla, 16-18 November. 25 local community actors – including our 2017/18 Studio Ensemble – are exploring Tes Lyssiotis’ moving play about the early migrant experience of Wodonga’s Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre. The Hotel Bonegilla presentation will be a part of the Centre’s 70th anniversary in November, and HotHouse’s 20th birthday celebrations.

The cast of Hotel Bonegilla is a mix of actors new to our stage, and some original actors from the 1997 production. These actors have vivid recollections of Tes Lyssiotis’ original production, and the meaning it had for them. It’s wonderful to see them sharing these experiences with a new generation of community actors engaged with our region’s history.

Rehearsals are travelling well: in the photo above you can see some of the actors, including original participants Martin Fussell and Robyn Smithwick. There are only four performances of Hotel Bonegilla, so don’t miss out!

7pm Thursday 16 November
7pm Friday 17 November
3pm Saturday 18 November
7pm Saturday 18 November

Find out more about Hotel Bonegilla.
Book here now!

Sydney Opera House: ANTIDOTE Satellite

Sunday 3 September from 11am

We are thrilled to partner with the Sydney Opera House to beam selected panels from its ANTIDOTE Festival of Ideas, Art and Action on Sunday 3 September, live into our Butter Factory Theatre. Sit back with a glass of wine, enjoy free nibbles and be part of the action, as we share these provocative panels in real time with Sydney audiences.

Tickets are a tiny $10, but if you are a subscriber: we are delighted to offer you two complimentary tickets to ANTIDOTE Satellite. The day runs from 11am until 2.15pm, and includes three premium highlights from the live Sydney event.  

ANTIDOTE invites audiences to imagine solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Journalist and author Arkady Ostrovsky asks “Does Russia pose a threat to the West?” Tamika D. Mallory, National Co-Chair of the recent Women’s March on Washington, reflects on the wins of the Women’s March and what’s next in the fight for equality. Rutger Bregman discusses how utopian ideals like a basic living income and a fifteen-hour work week could become a reality in our lifetime.

Season Subscribers can reserve two complimentary seats by emailing: Tickets for additional guests can be purchased online for $10 each.

Click HERE for full details about the ANTIDOTE event.

Community Auditions Hotel Bonegilla

Auditions: 6-8pm Tuesday 22 August

We are thrilled to announce that fabulous local teaching artist and director Anni Gifford will direct our special rehearsed community reading of Hotel Bonegilla.

We are ready for you to audition!

The two-hour session on 22 August will include a brief information section, warm-up and enjoyable group auditions. If you performed in the 1997 production of Hotel Bonegilla, we would love you to be involved in this special 20 year anniversary event! We also welcome newcomers (of all ages) to audition.

Auditions will be held at our Butter Factory Theatre, Gateway Island, Wodonga.


Community acting roles for Hotel Bonegilla are voluntary roles, with rehearsals spread across an 8-week period.  We will work with the cast on suitable rehearsal times, but you must be available for all technical rehearsals and performances to be part of Hotel Bonegilla.

Community actors will be required to rehearse once a week (after work hours or on a weekend) between 18 September and 13 November.  Additional rehearsals may be called as it gets closer to performance week, but these will be kept to a minimum.  Days and times will be negotiated with community actors, once casting is complete.

Technical rehearsals: Monday 13 November, Tuesday 14 November, Wednesday 15 November (4 hours each evening).

Performances: Thursday 16 November (7pm), Friday 17 November (7pm), Saturday 18 November (3pm and 7pm)


To find out more and/or check in for the audition session,  please email Artistic Program Producer Beck Palmer or Artistic Director Lyn Wallis with your name and contact details. Or call us during office hours on 02 6021 7433.

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