The new Court Theatre on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo streets will be the leading theatre space in New Zealand. The plans are ground-breaking, setting a new bar in international theatre design.
The building will be made for everybody; it will be an open invitation to those who want to intimately share the diverse programme of The Court Theatre’s work and make The Court their own. We will return city audiences to dedicated theatre spaces purpose-built to bring the viewer closer to our art.
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”We were proud to commit early to the new Court Theatre as we feel that a strong arts precinct is integral to the rebuild of our city. The new theatre will showcase excellence in performance, and also provide a unique learning environment for wider education in all aspects of theatre. We are delighted to be involved and our hope is the whole community will enjoy this new space that has been created in our hometown by The Court.”
— Ben & Penny Gough, The Ben Gough Family Foundation
“The Friends are a unique group of loyal and passionate supporters who have given our time, talents and treasures for the first 50 years of The Court Theatre and will continue for the next 50 years and beyond. We are excited for the future of the new Court Theatre and will remain the heart of the new home in the city.”
— Annie Bonifant, The Friends of The Court Theatre Chair
At the heart of our new home lies the largest theatre in our new building, an auditorium of some 375 seats over three levels of seating, all designed with the audience in mind, The Stewart Family Theatre.
A donation of $1,500 (per seat, tax-deductible) secures your personalised plaque for ten years.TAKE YOUR SEAT
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Applause Campaign Manager / Whakatairanga Pūtea
021 660 715
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027 466 0398
Postal address: PO Box 268, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand