Venue Hire

Whatever the type or size of your event from 10 to over 1,000, the Isaac Theatre Royal offers a tailor made solution to ensure your next event is a showstopper.

With two performance areas, the venue offers flexibility, stunning interiors and an unique heritage experience. Located in central city Christchurch, the theatre features versatile new function spaces with premium decor and facilities. Flexible catering options, including BYO, make the theatre ideal for a wide range of memorable events.

It is available for hire for performances and private functions.  Download Performance Rental Information or Functions Information

It features two areas for hire:

The ITR Auditorium

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.  Read more…

Gloucester Room

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. Read more…


Venue Capacities*

Floor Area Theatre Classroom Dining Cocktail
Full Auditorium
(over 3 Levels)
     __ 1290   __   __   __
324m2 __ 180 220 380
Room (Lvl 1)
144m2 120 80 80 180
Dress Circle
Foyer (Lvl 1)
135m2 __ __ 70 150
Grand Circle
Foyer (Lvl 2)
102m2 __ __ 30 70

* All listed capacities are approximate maximum capacities and may vary subject to preferred event layout.