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. 

The John Dalton Theatre has 408 seats, the Events Centre for conferences, courses and presentations (50-300 people) and The Plaza (20-450 people) which combined with the Events Centre can accommodate 800 standing – for live bands. The Theatre Bar is used for intimate live concerts and small recitals and can host up to 100-150 people.

The Turner Centre hosts (inter)nationally touring productions, as well as locally produced performances and this produces a full and varied yearly programme. The 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 community owned venue run by a charitable, not-for-profit company.


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Location and contact information

Turner Centre
43 Cobham Road
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Hadlee Wright
Venue Manger
Phone: 09 407 0260

Capacity Information

  • Theatre
  • Conference/Meeting
  • Conference/Meeting
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Conference/Meeting
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