Oamaru Opera House

The beautiful Oamaru Opera House stands resplendent in historic Thames Street Oamaru, New Zealand.  Built over a century ago the Oamaru Opera House is still the first choice for quality entertainment, meeting space and conferencing in  North Otago.

The Oamaru Opera House is one of the most significant heritage places in Oamaru, important to the town and nationally to New Zealand for its historic, social, aesthetic and scientific values. This is recognised by its registration under the Historic Places Act and its listing on the District Plan. Registered as Category II under section 22 of the Historic Places Act 1993 The Oamaru Opera House is regarded as a place of ‘historical or cultural significance or value’.

The Opera House has been used as a hub for social, political and entertainment engagement in Oamaru. From coronations to operas, theatre, music, fundraising and films the Opera House has represented the heart, soul and passions of Oamaru.   

Location and contact information

90 Thames Street
Private Bag 50058
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Frances McElhinney
Phone: 03 4330781
Mobile: 027 7038196
Fax: 03 4330301

Capacity Information

  • Theatre
  • Conference/Meeting

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