The Big Ask

Kia ora koutou.

To all our supporters, thank you for helping us throughout our journey. Over the last few years your support enabled the Isaac Theatre Royal to be the first public arts venue to reopen after the earthquakes. You also helped us through the beginning of Covid. Thank you so much.

The long-term prospects of the theatre are promising, however we need your help to navigate through the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions to produce live events and entertainment for you to enjoy. We can not do it without you. Indeed, we cannot wait to welcome you back.

Covid-19 has decimated our revenue, events, and all the arts community. We need to do The Big Ask campaign seeking your donations to help raise the curtain post-COVID. 


As a result of your ongoing support...

The theatre was recognized at the EVANZ Awards as the NZ medium venue of the year in 2021.

As a charitable trust, we operate independent of council and government. We rely on the events we host and the donations we raise. We have continued to be innovative, creative and agile. We are confident of navigating the challenges that we are faced with, however we do need your help again.

We know that the arts play a critical role in uplifting and supporting our community and we’ll continue to explore ways to continue to bring the performing arts to Cantabrians during this time.

By donating to the Isaac Theatre Royal you are supporting the future of this wonderful venue for all our arts community.

By donating you are helping us provide unforgettable experiences for our community. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Nga Mihi,

The ITR Team.

Donations / The Big Ask

Donations can be made to any value (e.g; $20,000, $10,000, $5,000, $1,000, $500, $100, $50, $20).


Contributions over $1000 will be recognised on the 2022 Big Ask Campaign Plaque – Helping to raise the Curtain post Covid-19, which will be placed prominently in the venue.

With your support of The Big Ask campaign you are helping us raise the curtain and enable future performances at The Isaac Theatre Royal. 

Other ways to support the venue include:


Signing up to one of our exclusive memberships supports The Isaac Theatre Royal and enables you to be a part of the story of one of Australasia’s most spectacular and prestigious theatres.

We have three membership options available: 

Supporting Cast Membership – $1,000 

Priority Membership – $75 

Club 145 Membership – $39 

To find out more and become part of the inner-circle, click here.

Specialty Donations

If you’re wanting to have your name etched into the coveted history of the Isaac Theatre Royal, we have a number of options.

Name a Seat (personalised name on a seat) – $500 (CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE)

Name In lights – Silver (Name written in silver in the Ravenscar Lounge) – $5,000 

Name in Lights – Gold (Name written in gold in the Ravenscar Lounge) – $10,000

If you have interest in the above, please contact Lianne Hawthorne.

Finance Manager
Lianne Hawthorne
Ph: +64-3-260 5251