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.

Wheel chair seating is available in the Stalls (ground floor) and the Dress Circle (1st floor).  See plans at right.

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

145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Box Office:
0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538)

Theatre office:
+64-3-366 6326

Featuring a state of the art rigging system and comprehensive backstage facilities, the theatre is equipped with a full theatrical lighting rig and surround sound PA capability which can be customised.

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 impressive orchestra pit features a hydraulic lift creating a stage thrust extension - perfect for increasing the stage area for larger events.

The comprehensive rigging system allows for draping to customise the space as required for a more intimate setting and can be dressed and themed to suit.

ITR Stalls Seating PlanITR Dress Circle Seating Plan

Parking options change frequently in Christchurch at present.  Currently there is open parking on the south corner of Manchester & Gloucester Streets.

The Christchurch City Council and Wilsons Parking both have information about where to park in Christchurch. Please note the The Press carpark is only for employees until 5pm, after which time it changes into a Wilsons paid carpark.

Two floors of The Crossing's carpark on Lichfield Street will be available for public parking from Friday 11 November until the end of the holiday period.  There will be 200 free short-term carparks provided, with a P120 restriction in place.

Re:START: the temporary carpark opposite Ballantynes, on Lichfield Street, will stay open for Christmas before closing at the end of December .

East Lichfield (corner of Manchester/Lichfield): this has been reduced to 50 carparks to enable construction of the new East Frame residential area.

The Isaac Theatre Royal is committed to being a modern accessible venue for theatre patrons of all types of disability.

All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator which is situated inside the main entrance foyer to the right hand side of the entrance and adjacent to the Stalls foyer bar area. The elevator serves the foyer areas on each of the three floors.
Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (4 seats) and Dress Circle (2 seats), there are also a further 4 specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls only, 2 on each aisle for those patrons who are able and would prefer to sit in a theatre seat during the performance instead of their own wheelchair.
Note - Bariatric seating options are also available on the Stalls level only and upon request in advance of booking.
Accessible toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre, 2 in the Stalls foyer area, 1 in the Dress Circle foyer and 2 in the Grand Circle foyer.
The Isaac Theatre Royal is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
If you are in doubt about any of the accessibility functions of the theatre or have any questions, please contact the theatre management – phone 03 366 6326 / or email -