Venue Information

The Isaac Theatre Royal has two performance spaces: the main ITR Auditorium which seats up to to 1292 over three levels and The Gloucester Room, an intimate studio space for rehearsals and workshops by day.

The ITR Auditorium

The Auditorium seats up to 1292 over three levels – Stalls up to 693, Dress Circle 295 and Grand Circle 302. Lift access is available to both upper levels. THESE NUMBERS ONLY ADD UP TO 1290 – NICK V

Offering versatility, unparalleled historical features and a breath-taking environment, the full auditorium is ideal for a large variety of events.

The auditorium is a modern accessible venue catering for theatre patrons of all types of disability. Read more about the Theatre accessibility

In addition to being an outstanding performance venue, the auditorium stage offers both a large and versatile space, and the wow factor of impressive views out into the main auditorium – perfect for gala dinners, cocktail functions, charity balls and special events

The state of the art rigging system allows for draping to customise the space as required for a more intimate setting and can be dressed and themed to suit. The Theatre also features comprehensive backstage facilities, a full theatrical lighting rig and surround sound PA capability which can be customised. The impressive orchestra pit features a hydraulic lift creating a stage thrust extension – perfect for increasing the stage area for larger events.

Gloucester Room

A Fringe Performance Space in the Heart of the City

With a sprung floor and natural light from large arched character windows, the intimate Gloucester Room studio space is ideal for a variety of events. From rehearsals or workshops, 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.

The full black out capability, LED lighting rig, PA, AV equipment, flexible staging and draping allows the studio to transform quickly and easily to a performance space suitable for live music, theatre, stand-up comedy and dance – day or night.

Its dimensions are 144m2 (12.6m x 11.5m) and is able to accommodate up to 120 seated.

A capacity of up to 115 can be achieved theatre-style, or 84 cabaret-style with a mix of tables of four and high leaners with stools.

The purpose-built facility flows seamlessly from the adjacent Dress Circle Foyer and is tastefully decorated with complementary character, detailing and style. The Gloucester Room enjoys easy access via the marble staircase or lift and shares the ample and accessible toilet facilities with the Dress Circle.

A bar service is available from the bar in the adjacent Dress Circle Foyer, with options to pre-order antipasto platters or other catering selections from our preferred suppliers.

The Gloucester Room features an adjacent kitchenette and servery which has been designed with event catering needs in mind.

A Bechstein Baby Grand piano is available for hire and can add to the ambience for any concert or late-night cabaret event. Any staging or further technical requirements can be arranged on request.

Contact Andy Brigden, Artistic Programming Consultant on andrea@itr.co.nz to discuss your performance or workshop needs.