183 seats in “end-on” tiered seating configuration
200 seats for formal dinner at round tables, 300 in banquet style
The Playhouse Theatre is a flexible, multi-use, flat floor theatre, ideal for a wide range of events including theatre and dance performances, small-scale musical productions, cabaret, live bands, fashion shows, academic and corporate conferences, formal dinners and business expos. As a performance venue the demountable seating units and easy access lighting system enable almost any configuration including “end-on”, “in the round”, transverse, thrust or church hall arrangements. The Playhouse has hosted many of New Zealand’s leading theatre and dance companies and entertainers, including Black Grace Dance, Don McGlashan, Atamira Dance Company, Taki Rua, Okareka Dance, Te Radar and a wide range of fully professional productions as part of the biennial FUEL Festival of New Zealand Theatre.