Turner Centre

Located at Kerikeri, commercial hub of the Bay of Islands, and serving the greater Far North District, this purpose-designed complex contains state-of-the-art features and  unparalleled commitment to customer service. 

The John Dalton Theatre has 400 seats, the Theatre Bar for small recitals (100), the Events Centre for Cabarets and presentations (200) and The Plaza (400) – recently completed flat hall and stage, which combined with the Events Centre can accommodate 700 – standing – for live bands.

Amongst the many events held, we play host to The Bay of Islands Arts Festival and the Kerikeri International Piano Competition biennially.

Our theatre hosts nationally touring productions, as well as locally produced performances and this produces a full and varied yearly programme. Our other spaces have a number of community and commercial clients that use our versatile spaces for a wide range of activities - meetings, seminars, conferences right through to band practice and drama clubs!

The Turner Centre is a Trust owned venue run by a charitable, not for profit company.


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Location and contact information

Turner Centre
43 Cobham Road
PO Box 922
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Melanie Chandler-Winters
General Manager
Phone: +64 (09) 4070260
Fax: +64 (09) 4070268

Capacity Information

  • Theatre
  • Conference/Meeting
  • Conference/Meeting
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