Applications have closed for 2022


HotHouse Theatre’s Industry Co:Lab is a Pre-Professional Training Program for emerging artists aged 16 – 24 years.

Designed to help participants develop their capacity to deliver arts-based projects independently, Co:Lab offers skills workshops, laboratory tasks and real-world projects, simulated under professional conditions.

Co:Lab encourages young artists to grow through communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving – all in a supportive environment.

An integrated program of professional development, industry secondments and mentored projects within a professional theatre environment, Co:Lab provides invaluable experience for young regional artists.

Through a series of LABS – immersive development intensives designed as a testing ground for theatre making techniques and ideas – Co:Lab participants integrate into the life of the company for a year.

Also included in this program are weekly Tool:Kit skills building sessions, monthly extended laboratories devising creative responses to given tasks; and Master:Labs with an industry theatre-maker of significance, culminating in a Pitch to Industry.

Alongside their formal acting ensemble program, artists engage in career planning, professional observations and develop the entrepreneurial business skills required to cultivate sustainable careers.


Co:LAB Artists commit to a rigorous program across the year from February to early October, including:

2022 Industry Co:Lab Artists

Ainslie Hunter

Darcy Liston

Hamish Brown

Kloe Edwards

Mackenzi Woodward

Marlo Gaukroger

Sara Jones

Will Cochrane


The CO:LAB is open to individuals aged 16 – 24 years with an established independent arts practice or aspirations toward an independent arts practice, primarily in the broad definition of theatre. All artists will develop performance skills, however an interest in making theatre is essential. Applicants must live in the Albury-Wodonga region. We welcome submissions from emerging artists across live performance disciplines and forms.

For further details download the Industry Co:Lab 2022 Guidelines.

Co:LAB Guidelines and Schedule
Revised April Schedule


To get in contact with us, please email [email protected] or call on (02) 60217433.

Industry Co:Lab is assisted by the New South Wales government, through it’s Stronger Country Communities funding program.


"Co:Lab, especially in a small regional town, was such an eye-opening experience. In this industry, getting to be a sponge around professionals is so important and (at times) hard to come by. Co:Lab is a brilliant starting point for any and all emerging artists - Rach, Clancy and Karla (and all the other creatives that occasionally pop in) are some of the brilliant minds that have shot me into the beginning phases of my career and I'm eternally grateful!"
2021 Co:Lab Artist
Darcie Campbell

Industry Co:Lab is proudly supported by NSW Government through the Stronger Country Communities Fund.