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Friends of Holden Street Theatres


Who are the Friends of Holden Street Theatres? (FOHST)

The Friends of Holden Street Theatres (FOHST) are a dedicated group of volunteers from all walks of life who come together to celebrate theatre, contribute to the development of Holden Street, and form a community of theatre and arts lovers here in South Australia.

FOHST are a vital part of HST and contribute to the venue through staffing, training, events management, catering, development of venue facilities, fundraising, and social activities for our pool of volunteers.

Since the introduction of FOHST in 2017, the venue has gone from strength to strength, and the FOHST team have been instrumental in many of the large-scale developments throughout the venue, both during our busy Adelaide Fringe season, and throughout the year.

Keen to find our more information about FOHST? Send an expression of interest to venue@holdenstreettheatres.com.

Image Credit: Paddy Power


FOHST Achievements

Thanks to the tireless efforts of those involved in FOHST, the group has managed to achieve so much since their inception in 2017.

Achievements since FOHST was created include:

  • Development of staffing procedures, including creating a strong ushering and front of house volunteer base;
  • Development of training procedures to better inform new volunteers of HST systems;
  • Participation in working bees;
  • Orientation sessions for new ushers;
  • Creating of eNewsletters and mailing list databases;
  • Creation of a committee & developing FOHST charter;
  • Significant fundraising, including through events such as the FOHST Fringe BBQ and bar food;
  • Development of volunteer facilities, including the installation of shade cloths and other amenities;
  • Development of the Friends of Holden Street Theatres Emerging Local Artist Fund, to help fund local artists.

FOHST Goals & Planning

FOHST are committed to continued development of not only the FOHST Committee, but the Holden Street Theatres venue.

Some goals for 2020 & 2021 include:

  • Expansion of FOHST catering facilities;
  • Further development of FOHST's International Student Volunteer Program;
  • Creation of the FOHST Education Program;
  • Development of training & procedures, as well as expansion of volunteer roles;
  • Rebranding of FOHST;
  • Preparing the FOHST Emerging Local Artist Fund for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe.

Getting Involved With FOHST

There are many opportunities for volunteering and working with FOHST throughout the year at Holden Street Theatres. Most importantly, you'll meet like-minded people and become a part of a creative community that thrives on fun, excitement, and great theatre!

We require a larger volunteer base outside of the Adelaide Fringe season, and training and support is always provided.

We also need volunteers to take responsibility for specific areas, such as Garden & Grounds Maintenance and Catering.

Let us know if you'd like to become involved with FOHST by contacting venue@holdenstreettheatres.com

To those who already do so much with and for FOHST - thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Register Your Interest in FOHST here!

How to find us


Holden Street Theatres

34 Holden Street
SA 5007
Next to the Coopers Stadium

(6 mins from the CBD)

Head Office & Postal Address

166 South Road
SA 5031

t: 08 8223 1450
f: 08 8223 6568