- Type: Theater
NileGuide Expert tip:
- This is a classic French Renaissance style theatre, which exudes elegance and refinement. Built in 1907, its stylish interior features a central dome with Italian-style paintings of scenes from a Midsummer Night's Dream, and a marble staircase leading to the elevated dress circle.
The theatre is probably best-known as a venue for dance, featuring regular visits by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. It also hosts productions by Christchurch Operatic and Canterbury Opera, as well as a range of international performing artists and touring shows. Facilities include a wine and juice bar and a sweets stall.