March-June 2021

Find your way home…

Dear friends, old and new, it’s been a long time between drinks…

Welcome home. We’ve missed you.

Having lost a year of physical connection with you, SEASON 2021 offers a call on the wind for you to find your way home to great theatre. Join us on this joyful journey, forging fresh footprints towards new futures as we dive into our relationship with the world, our cultures and each other.

Delivered over two halves, 2021 has a slightly different feel. SEASON 2021: PART ONE is a celebration of home, a pendulum swing back to the local, reigniting regional pride and capturing the spirit of our community.

Our Season opener, Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor, sees HotHouse proudly return to its roots making theatre on the Border and catapulting home-grown talent onto the mainstage, in this hilarious, whimsical examination of love and connection. May ushers in the Mission Songs Project, celebrating rediscovered First Nations stories and songs from the Missions, supported by four local songwriters and the glorious sounds of a local Community choir. In June, Breaking the Castle finally arrives – the exquisite and gripping story of one man’s survival and redemption, by the extraordinary Peter Cook.

Get up close (but not too close!) to the artists and the action this year. Our COVID-Safe intimate setting will reconnect you to the power of theatre with season after season of exceptional Australian storytelling, staged readings, development showings and post-show Q&As. Unpack the big ideas of season works with La Trobe Conversations and relish great nights out with family and friends, now that we can.

To get you warmed up, we kick off with Galah Bar TV. Gather a group of friends and join us as we broadcast on the big screen outside The Cube, or enjoy a night in your PJs,  streaming direct into your lounge room during the UPSTREAM Festival.

2020 was a long year. But in 2021, re-enter the world and find your way home to HotHouse.

We are Local. National. Live.

And we can’t wait to welcome you back.

Karla Conway
Artistic Director/CEO

Allocated Seating and Social Distancing

To keep you safe and to comply with best practice, HotHouse has introduced allocated seating. This means that you will be able to choose your seat at the time of purchase.
We have also introduced social distanced seating. This means that there will be two seats on either side of each booking. It works on the idea that you are happy to be in close proximity to those coming with you to the theatre. It also significantly impacts on the number of seats that are available for sale. For example; if you book a single-seat, effectively five seats are removed from sale.
We really encourage you to connect with your friends before you purchase your subscription and put the subscriptions in one name so you can sit together. Alternatively, you can use a Flexi-Sub to give yourself more flexibility.


Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

Wednesday 17 March – Saturday 27 March

Mission Songs Project

Wednesday 12 May – Saturday 15 May

Breaking the Castle

Tuesday 15 June- Saturday 19 June

Download a printable A4 version of the SEASON 2021 PART ONE brochure

Subscribing in 2021

There are two ways you can subscribe in 2021.

Purchase a Subscription package – All three plays for $105

With this subscription package you simply choose the dates and times of each of the three plays, and lock them in at the time of purchase. Your tickets will then be emailed to you, or you can choose to have them sent to your phone by SMS for a small fee of $0.50.

Purchase a Flexi-Sub – $121 (inc. administration fee)

With this subscription package, you pay a small $10 administration fee, enabling you to buy vouchers at a discounted rate and receive all the benefits of being a subscriber. Once you have purchased your vouchers, you can then exchange them into the performance of your choice, subject to availability.
This package is designed for people who may not be able, or wish to see all three shows yet still want the benefit of being a subscriber.
It is also handy for subscribers who may not know what they are doing next week let alone in March, May or June.

Subscribers will have a priority purchase period till 28 February. Single tickets will then go on sale which will affect availability.


Full Price – $50.00
Concession – $42.00
Full-time student – $20.00
Group of 8 or more – $40.00


Full Subscription – $105.00
Flexi-Sub – $121.00 (inc $10.00 admin fee)

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