Reopening the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre


Artist's impression of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. Exterior from Fenton Street at night.  

Work on seismic strengthening and refurbishment of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre is expected to start in the first half of 2019 following detailed design work now underway. The category one heritage building had to be closed last November when a seismic assessment identified it was earthquake prone. This coincided with the completion of a detailed business case for a refurbishment to optimise the use of the venue, following community engagement and consultation.

“We will have a fantastic building where our local performing arts groups can showcase their talents, and a facility that will enable Rotorua to attract many of the top quality touring shows from around the country and internationally,” -Rotorua Lakes Council Arts and Culture Manager Stewart Brown.

Have your say on the latest preliminary designs

We would like to provide the opportunity to give feedback on the latest Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre preliminary designs.

Page reviewed: 19 Oct 2018 10:54am