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Whakatū's most technically equipped theatrical venue

Beyond our beautifully restored heritage facade and the Victorian auditorium is a 21st century back of house facility boasting a modern counterweight fly-tower, sound, lighting, and data systems; a fully masked stage, orchestra pit, scene dock; dressing rooms, and rehearsal space.

Professional Support

Our technicians are industry professionals dedicated to supporting venue hirers with guidance and services from design to execution.

Technical Specifications

This comprehensive document outlines our venue's technical systems, equipment stock, standard configurations and critical dimensions.
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Basic Overview

Seated Capacity:
333 (incl. 3x Wheelchair)
Seats-out capacity:
450 (GA Downstairs, Allocated Circle)
Stage:
8m x 8m
Masking:
Legs + Borders
Rigging:
Fly Tower + FOH Trusses
Lighting:
120 Dimmers & 140+ Fixtures
Control:
ETC IonXe20
Theatrelight Cue Master 120
Sound System:
QSC Point Source (LR+C)
Dressing Rooms:
4x
Rehearsal Space:
Yes
Laundry:
Yes
Accessible areas:
Stage and Orchestra Pit, via FOH
Greenroom:
No
Offstreet Parking:
No

Online Resources

Check out our resource section, which contains details, plans, guides & templates for our various technical facilities, community crew roles & responsibilities, pre-production planning, and Health and Safety.
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Have questions?

Whether you are committed to your season or still considering your options, we're always happy to discuss your production requirements and how our facility can service those needs.
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Backstage at the Theatre Royal Whakatū.A long row of levers that controls ropes fades into the distance. They are each numbered and some are labeled with words like 'legs' and 'borders'.

Crew Training Courses

The Theatre Royal Crew Training Courses build and maintain the necessary skillsets for members of our community to be hands-on backstage, in the roles of technicians or fly-tower operators.

We run courses twice annually, onstage and after-work
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