Take an old industrial building… and add love

Built in 1928, The Butter Factory Theatre is the original site of Holdenson & Neilson, an operating dairy set amongst the bushland of Gateway Island on the banks of the Murray River.

In 1997 the building was transformed into a professional theatre venue, and the performance home of HotHouse Theatre. When not in use for the year-round productions and events produced and curated by HotHouse Theatre, the Butter Factory Theatre spaces are available for hire.

There were further additions in 2004 expanding the foyer space and making the studio space perfect for rehearsals, drama classes and corporate events.

Conveniently located directly between Albury and Wodonga, the Butter Factory Theatre is graced with rustic charm and character and offers a vibrant, unique and inspiring venue for corporate or community events and conferences, performances, private functions, parties and weddings.

The Theatre

The Theatre is a studio-style black box space with a sprung wooden floor and a permanent raked seating bank accommodating 162 patrons. It’s a warm and intimate space created within an old industrial building with heritage elements include a gable roof and large Oregon trusses. Entry is by general admission.

The Studio

The less formal Studio space was added to the theatre in 2001. Built by Hurry & Associates, it features a sprung floor, natural lighting and small kitchenette if required. The Studio is perfect for rehearsals, workshops, regular classes, meetings and private functions.

The Foyer

The theatre’s foyer is a pre-show and event hub with its unique charm, relaxed atmosphere and a bar that boasts a fine selection of local premium wines, beers and beverages. A range of professional catering options is also available upon request.

The Butter Factory Theatre is managed by HotHouse Theatre on behalf of City of Wodonga.

Venue Hire

With three individual spaces for hire, the Butter Factory Theatre is the perfect venue for your next meeting, party, dinner, conference or production.

Technical Info

HotHouse owns a range of technical equipment that is available for hirers. Up-to-date equipment lists and venue plans can be downloaded from the website.