The Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch is a 106 year old Historic Edwardian Heritage Theatre with up to 1292 seats over three levels.
The entire auditorium and foyer areas of the Theatre were rebuilt between 2012 – 2014 following the devastating earthquakes of 2011 which required deconstruction of those areas. Significant heritage fabric was retained including the magnificent original 1908 painted ceiling dome, the façade and the 1928 marble staircase amongst many other important heritage features. The Isaac Theatre Royal was rebuilt to 100% of new building codes, following the earthquakes and is regarded as one of the safest, strongest and most spectacular performing arts venues in Australasia.
It features two areas for hire:
The Auditorium, with between 1250 – 1290 seats over three levels. The entire auditorium and foyer areas have been rebuilt between 2012 – 2014 after extensive earthquake damage, to 100% of new building codes with significant heritage features retained including the magnificent original 1908 painted ceiling dome, the façade and the 1928 marble staircase as well as original windows and doors.
|Stalls (default configuration)||658||(if orchestra pit or stage extension is in use)|
|Stalls (alternative configuration)||693||(if orchestra pit or stage extension is set at stalls floor Two additional rows)|
A Fringe Performance Space in the Heart of the City
Located on the first floor, the new Gloucester Room is purpose built for functions and events, able to accommodate 102- 120 seated. With large arched character windows providing natural light the room is ideal for a variety of events from concerts, reunions, cocktail and dining functions to corporate board meetings, AGMs & staff training sessions. It is also suitable for private pre or post show hosting and entertainment.
Please contact us directly to discuss your specific requirements.
Theatre & Client Services Manager
Phone: +64 3 260 5251
Event Delivery & Client Relations Manager
Phone: +64 3 260 5252
Business & Artistic Development Manager
Phone: +64 3 260 5253
Theatre Management Office opening hours: 09:00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday
Special provisions are available for COMMUNITY AND CHARITABLE performances or functions.
Please contact Theatre Management to discuss your plans and eligibility.
Local performing arts organisations may also wish to apply for the ASB Performing Arts Community Grant which offers a subsidised venue rental grant.