Box Factory community centre

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As part of City of Adelaide’s planned response to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, we have temporarily closed this facility.

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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.

The centre is not only a meeting place for local residents but also an ideal venue for a range of events.

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).

A number of local committees including the South-East City Residents Association Inc. and the City South East Neighbourhood Watch group meet at the Centre on a regular basis.

You can also choose from activities such as language classes, men’s group, health and wellbeing meetings/classes and special interest items. 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 here

You’ll find the Box Factory Community Centre at:

59 Regent Street South, Adelaide

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.

Activities on at the centre

Events for March 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020

Jan 20, 2020 - Apr 1, 2020

POSTPONED - Comics with friends and strangers

Box Factory Community Centre
Feb 10, 2020 - Dec 14, 2020

POSTPONED - Novelist’s circle I

The Box Factory Community Centre
Feb 11, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020

POSTPONED - Meditation

Box Factory Community Centre
Feb 18, 2020 - Nov 17, 2020

POSTPONED - Novelist’s circle II

Box Factory Community Centre
Feb 22, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020

POSTPONED - Australian friends of the Camino

Box Factory Community Centre
Mar 18, 2020 - May 27, 2020

POSTPONED - Table tennis - Women's night on Wednesdays

Box Factory Community Centre
Mar 5, 2020 - May 21, 2020


Box Factory Community Centre
Mar 5, 2020 - May 28, 2020

POSTPONED - Chair based exercises for all

Box Factory Community Centre
Mar 6, 2020 - May 29, 2020

POSTPONED - Table tennis - social evenings

Box Factory Community Centre