Isaac Theatre Royal

Offering versatility, unparalleled historical features and a breathtaking environment, the newly rebuilt and restored Isaac Theatre Royal is Christchurch's premier performing arts venue suitable for a large variety of events.

The spectacular Auditorium seats up to 1292 over three levels. The theatre is equipped with a full theatrical lighting system; counterweight flying system; state-of-the-art digital AV equipment; surround sound PA capability and comprehensive backstage facilities. The orchestra pit now features an impressive hydraulic lift creating an optional stage thrust. 

With spectacular views to the Auditorium and painstakingly restored historic Dome, the stage itself offers an exciting experience for dining of up to 200 guests or 350 cocktail style.

Located on the first floor the new 190m2 Gloucester Room, including kitchen servery, is a multi-purpose space with a sprung floor suitable for intimate performances of up to 120 seated theatre-style, or functions of up to 80 dining or 150 standing, extending to 300 guests when combined with the adjacent Ravenscar Dress Circle Foyer. This flexible space offers full blackout capabilities and includes its own basic lighting rig, PA and AV facilities, making this an ideal seminar/conference space.

The 2nd floor Grand Circle Foyer bar offers another stunning option for private and corporate hosting.

All three levels are accessible by elevator, with wheelchair seating available in the Auditorium in both the Stalls and Dress Circle. A hearing loop in the theatre is accessible on all three levels.

 

 

Isaac Theatre Royal

Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester Street
Christchurch
Canterbury
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Location and contact information

Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester Street
Christchurch
Canterbury
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CONTACT PERSON

Andrea Brigden
Business Development Manager, Events
Phone: 03 3666326

Capacity Information

  • Theatre
    1255
  • Theatre
    120
  • Conference/Meeting
    300
  • Conference/Meeting
    120
  • Conference/Meeting
    90
Stalls seating plan (PDF, 248.9 KB)
Dress Circle Seating plan (PDF, 137.91 KB)
Grand Circle seating plan (PDF, 181.04 KB)

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