La Trobe Hot Tix

HotHouse offers weekday matinee performances of our productions so students can experience our work. Often the matinees are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

Thanks to the generosity of La Trobe University, tickets to the weekday matinees are just $10 per student.

To express your interest in bringing a school group to HotHouse in 2019, please email us at

2019 Season Schools Program

Message from HotHouse Theatre Artistic Director and CEO Lyn Wallis

Welcome to 2019 – and seven exceptional Australian theatre experiences, drawn from all around this big beautiful country!

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with La Trobe University, the La Trobe HotTix program will continue in 2019, enabling students and teachers to attend dedicated performances across four of our season shows – for a remarkable ticket price of $10.

The HotTix shows for 2019 are:

Animal Farm (May): an elegant, punchyversion of the George Orwell classic from State Theatre Company of South Australia.
My Urrwai (August): Ghenoa Gela invitesus to deep-dive into Torres Strait Islander culture, as she explores heritage, family and big life choices in her Sydney Festival debut.
Splinter (October): Hilary Bell’s fascinating play about a missing child who returns a stranger, produced by Griffin Theatre Company.
Sunset Strip (November): 2018 Griffin Award winner Suzie Miller navigates the ordinary/extraordinary complexities of family life and relationships.

Our three remaining show’s don’t have a dedicated HotTix performance. Our family show plays during the July school holidays, and our two remaining shows do
not have a daytime performance. But at $20/$22, our student prices are affordable for drama-loving students and teachers who want to access the entire program.

Check the warnings on the individual show descriptions, and don’t hesitate to call us if you need more information to make a decision about the suitability of the show for your students.

Other season shows:
Garry Starr Performs Everything is about a man hell-bent on saving theatre from extinction, by performing every genre he can think of in 60 hilarious minutes.
Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit is a lesbian-powered musical which bends the plot of Shakespeare’s R&J to celebrate queer love, Asian culture and women in general.

The Last Boy on Earth is written and directed by Yack playwright Brendan Hogan, and performed by the Yackandandah Young Players. HotHouse is enormously proud to co-produce this upscaled version with YYP for family audiences next year. We also have an exciting Schools Art & Sustainability Project for Term Two planned as part of the development of the production suited for primary school students.

Our 2019 season is chock full of life, love, and spectacular Australian talent. Come, experience it with us!


Download the 2019 Season Schools Brochure