The Bakehouse Theatre closed in May 2022.
The Bakehouse is a charming, intimate live theatre at 255 Angas Street, near the east end (Hutt Street). Combine your theatre experience with dining or just a couple of drinks after the show. The Seven Stars pub is just down the road in Angas Street. The Hutt Street restaurant strip is around the corner and we are only five minutes walk to The Garden of Unearthly Delights during Fringe time.
At the Bakehouse you may rely on encountering a warm, welcoming atmosphere where there is no need to dress up, where you may often run into someone you know and where you can take your drinks into the theatre with you.
We have two theatre spaces - the Main Theatre (capacity 86) and the Studio Theatre (capacity 40). These theatres are available for hire by independent professional theatre groups. The Bakehouse Theatre Company produces its own season of shows and the theatre has one resident amateur theatre group - Unseen Theatre Company. A spread of theatre groups means that the theatre offers a wide variety of exciting, challenging, interesting and often off-the-wall shows, as well as a few theatre classics and one-handers.
We are proud that we cannot give you a description of the standard fare on offer. There isn't one! This theatre is about variety and a bit of risk taking. We see ourselves as being rather like having the Adelaide Fringe all year round. So get off that TV couch and into live theatre! We would love to see you here!
The Bakehouse Theatre is proudly supported by Arts SA - http://arts.sa.gov.au/and by .Unitcare Services - www.unitcare.com.au
Click here to see more information about our people.
Our most recent awards are:
- Adelaide Theatre Guide - "Curtain Call" Awards
- Bakehouse Theatre Company - nominated - Joanne Hartstone - "Best Female Performance" - "Misery"
- Bakehouse Theatre Company - nominated - "Best Ensemble" for "The Elephant Song"
- Bakehouse resident - five.point.one - nominated - "Best Female Performance" - Tamara Lee - "That Face"
- Bakehouse resident - five.point.one - nominated - "Best Ensemble" - "The City"
- Bakehouse resident -five.point.one - nominated - "Best Show - Drama" - "That Face"
- Bakehouse resident - five.point.one - nominated - "Best Male Performance" - Matt Crook "That Face"
Have a look at our awards page.
We have two air conditioned spaces into which you may take your drinks, the Main Theatre and the Studio Theatre.
How to get to the Bakehouse, and Facilities available
The Bakehouse is near the city centre of Adelaide at 255 Angas Street. There is a bar and there are facilities for disabled access. Please click here for a map, directions and full details for your visit.
History of the Bakehouse building
The Bakehouse building has been around since the 1800s. It was a bakery in 1890 and was subsequently the home of "Farmers Radio" and later on the Communist Party, when it became known as the Red Shed. Pamela, the Artistic Director of the Bakehouse, has been researching all of these origins of the building. Click here for the full details of what she discovered.
Information for Volunteers
The Bakehouse relies enormously on its volunteers to keep it humming along. So if you have some spare time and are just thinking about getting involved in theatre, and not sure where to start, enlisting as a volunteer is simply the best way to get a feel for the place and to work out where you might like to fit in. Click here for full details about volunteering.