The Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre gets its name from the unique circular design of the building, the inspiration of which came from Shakespeare’s original famous open air circular theare in London.

The Globe Theatre was opened in November 1982 in response to the need for a modern purpose-built small community theatre.  It is managed by a Trust Board on behalf of the Palmerston North City Council, and is available for hire. In 2014, the Globe was extended to hold a second auditorium, expanded foyer/cafe and in-house box-office.

Today, the Globe Theatre is a well-used community theatre fulfilling its original purpose to cater for a variety of local and touring arts and cultural events such as drama, comedy, musical theatre, dance and musical recitals, public artistic competitions, conferences and seminars.

The Theatre has excellent acoustic qualities and is well-equipped. The original auditorium is raked and seats up to 200. The new auditorium has retractable seating for 100. It also has a large public foyer with excellent bar facilities and a food servery.

There are excellent parking facilities surrounding the Theatre, which is located central to the city and only a minute walk from The Square.


Location and contact information

312 Main Street
PO Box 132
Palmerston North 4410
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The Manager
Phone: 06 3514409

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