Box Factory community centre

Location and opening hours

Box Factory Community Centre

59 Regent Street South, Adelaide

Regular opening hours

Monday to Friday – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Public holidays – Closed

The Box Factory community centre provides a thriving place with a wide range of activities where local residents can meet and connect.

Located in what was once the Federal Box Factory (and the signage still exists to prove it), the two-storey, wheelchair accessible building has been a community meeting place for over 30 years. The centre offers a broad range of classes, activities and events that encourage interaction and enhance the wellbeing of all participants.

Why not drop in today - new participants are always welcome.

Activities at the Box Factory

The centre is a meeting place for local residents and also an ideal venue for a range of events. You can choose to join activities such as language classes, men’s group, health and wellbeing meetings/classes and special interest items that take place after 4:00 pm weekdays. A number of local committees meet at the Centre on a regular basis.

The University of the Third Age runs a school of learning at the Centre from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Courses are aimed at those in ‘active retirement’ and range from politics and philosophy to languages and history. (note: the Centre is not available for hire during these times).

Volunteers are always welcome to register to help at the centre. 

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Community centre facilities

With a small kitchen, tables and chairs, microphones, projector, screens and whiteboard, several spaces are also available for private hire at the Box Factory Community Centre, including bookable exhibition space.

Residents can also take advantage of free WiFi and public computers. Photocopying, printing and scanning services are also available.

Community Garden

Do you want to grow your own herbs and vegetables? Do you like sharing your knowledge with the local community? Then you’ll love being involved in the small table-top community garden located at the Centre.

Getting to the centre

Walking: We’re only about 3 minutes' walk from Hurtle Square (Pulteney Street) along Halifax Street and about 5 minutes from Hutt Street along McLaren Street.

By Tram: Alight at Victoria Square, then walk up Angas Street, turning right into Pulteney Street to Hurtle Square. Turn left onto Halifax Street then second right into Regent Street (approximately ten minutes).

By Bus: Numerous buses go along Pulteney Street and Hutt Street.

The Free City Connector passes along Halifax Street (Stops H1 east-bound and S1 westbound) every 15 minutes in both directions. Routes 98A and 98C serve the free city and North Adelaide loop. Routes 99A and 99C serve the free city loop.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the Box Factory Community Centre, just contact them and they’ll be happy to help you:

Events for 23 May 2024 to 23 August 2024

11 Jan 2024 - 12 Dec 2024

Adelaide Park Lands Preservation

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23 May 2024

South Australian Reptile and Frog Group Talk

Box Factory Community Centre

29 June 2024 - 30 June 2024

Winter Booksale

City Library

10 Jan 2024 - 18 Dec 2024

Lived Experience Leadership and Advocacy Network - Alternatives to Suicide

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11 Jan 2024 - 12 Dec 2024

South East City Residents Association (SECRA)

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12 Jan 2024 - 20 Dec 2024

English Conversation Meet-up

Box Factory Community Centre

13 Jan 2024 - 14 Dec 2024

Adelaide Autistic Adults

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21 Jan 2024 - 15 Dec 2024

Stoicism – Living a Meaningful and Harmonious Life

Box Factory Community Centre

22 Jan 2024 - 11 Dec 2023

Chair Based Movement & Yoga Class

Box Factory Community Centre

29 Jan 2024 - 25 Nov 2024

Moovin Groovin Chap Slicks!

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5 Feb 2024 - 2 Dec 2024

Friendly Street Poets

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11 Feb 2024 - 8 Dec 2024

Craftynoons at the Box Factory

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12 Feb 2024 - 11 Nov 2024

Novelist’s Circle

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13 Feb 2024 - 10 Dec 2024

Dante: The Divine Comedy - Study Group

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14 Feb 2024 - 11 Dec 2024

Rostrum 11

Box Factory Community Centre