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Disruptors in residence

Our Disruptors do exactly what it says on the box.

They are about disrupting your normal experience of HOTA in entertaining ways, to expand your experience while here, even if you’re just meeting friends for coffee.

We choose artists who playfully interact with audiences and we align their residencies to other activities happening in the precinct. They sometimes shock, often amuse and confuse, and gently disrupt your day (in a good way).

Each artist is invited to interact in their own style, to experiment and create. The arts are not predictable and neither are our Disruptors.


Coco Loco

Husband and wife team Trevor Stuart and Helen Statman brought joy and a bit of gleeful chaos to our 12 Days of Christmas music program, making the festive season even more memorable.

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Arc Circus Company

Robbie Curtis (Cirque du Soleil, Circa, The Australian Ballet) and musician and performer Lizzie McRae had our littlest audiences buzzing as part of our October edition of Kids Take Over. They tested out ideas for their new work A Bee Story before its outdoor premiere in Sydney Festival.

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The Huxleys

Dynamic duo, Garrett and Will Huxley, brought some of their most sequin-soaked creations to HOTA, disrupting our Lawn Bar and escorting audiences to our season of The Irresistible in style.

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The Farm’s Greenhouse Youth Ensemble

Supported by HOTA Home Company The Farm, this group of eight young contemporary dancers and creatives took over our foyers, terrace and even the Theatre 1 auditorium (for a few minutes) during our end of year dance concert season, showing adults how disruption is done.

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2018 & 2019

Thomas & Wells

Our very first Disruptors in 2018 were collaborative performance duo, Thomas & Wells. And we were lucky enough to have them back during the first GC Laughs Festival at HOTA in 2019 – double the laughs and double the fun!

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