Ornamental, expressive and much-loved, this iconic Edwardian building has long served as one of Christchurch’s pre-eminent performance venues. The grand marble staircase, plush Arts & Crafts style carpets, chandeliers and rich wallpapering make for an imaginative, sumptuous interior. Royal boxes are regal proof of the theatre’s long history, while the careful restoration of the hand-painted canvas ceiling – the dome adorned with scenes from a Midsummer Night’s Dream – is a triumph. All these elements combine to create a sense of opulence and theatre.
In this audio experience you'll hear from board member Dame Anna Crighton as well as 30-year employee Liane....
Publicly accessible restrooms; accessible parking; wheelchair/walking aid/pram accessible; service animals allowed; child friendly
Sidney and Alfred Luttrell, 1908