7/09/2012 12:00:00 a.m.
A $6 million revamp of the backstage area has turned the Rotorua Civic Theatre into a top notch venue for musical and stage shows.
Rotorua District Council will be actively promoting the improved facility to theatre and musical groups, show organisers and promoters with the aim of bringing a more diverse range of shows to the city.
The Rotorua Civic Theatre underwent a major backstage overhaul a few years ago and is now at the forefront of quality entertainment venues in New Zealand. Built in 1940, the venue had seen a number of changes and alterations in the past 60 years, however, some of the backstage equipment and facilities were in need of an upgrade to keep the theatre front of mind for event promoters. The redevelopment included a new, larger fly system and a complete upgrade of the dressing rooms.
This work has already been rewarded with Rotorua now included on the schedule for many key shows and events, such as the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Season of Giselle and the Acoustic Church Tour featuring Anika Moa, Boh Runga and Hollie Smith.
Upcoming events in September include:
- 7 Rotorua Music Federation - Pepe Becker & Helen Webby
- 8 Rotorua Has Talent
- 15 - 22 Jesus Christ Superstar
- 29 NZ Country Music Assn Entertainer of the Year 2012
- 30 OPUS Orchestra presents Connections
To purchase tickets for these any many other events visit the Rotorua Convention Centre's Ticketmaster Box Office, 1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua. For further event information visit the Events & Venues Rotorua website's Events Calendar page or sign up here to recieve our What’s ON newsletter directly to your inbox.
Recently Events & Venues also launched a new corporate offering at the Civic Theatre, with ‘The STAGE’ house dinners, a new concept for Rotorua, catering for up to 150 guests on the stage of the theatre. This stunning new product is expected to become a popular option for conference and incentives market.