Meaty ideas. Fab food. Top tipples.

Each of our tasty shows will be expertly matched with a very special satellite event. Join some of the region’s best thinkers and doers from all walks of life, as they explore and wrestle with the big ideas at the heart
of our season. Be surprised by special guests and unexpected venues. But will it be fun, you ask? Oh yes, we promise it will be.


Whoa! She’s back. After almost 20 years: with a heavy-duty facelift and a false passport. Partly a homage to our history, but mostly a timely vote of confidence in our border talent, the new and improved Galah Bar is a platform for local artists to tag and test evolving performance ideas in front of a live (and mostly sober) audience.

Join us on selected Fridays throughout the year, as the Butter Factory precinct comes alive with the ‘scratch and squawk’ of some awesome new talent. We regret to inform you however, that the Galah Bar will not be fun in any way whatsoever 🙂


Take a handful of talented local actors
and directors and mix them with some
of the juiciest plays of the Australian theatre canon. Consume these delicious community playreadings on selected Sunday afternoons throughout the year at our Butter Factory Theatre. A tiny $10 gets you a ticket, some awesome Sunday company, and a crack at the lucky door prize.