New Zealand’s most spectacular theatre, The Civic, is turning 90 this month. To celebrate, 90 people will get the chance to discover the magic of this grand building during special commemorative tours.
Three tours will be held on Friday, 20 December. On this date in 1929, The Civic opened its doors for the first time to considerable fanfare. Today, it is considered the home of musical theatre and is hotly contested by promoters as a prestige venue for their shows.
During the commemorative tours, a select group will get to see the secrets of this beautiful building. The hour-long tour will be conducted by enthusiastic insiders who will take the group behind the scenes, under the stage, into the opera box and orchestra pit, and to other places that only performers and stage-hands normally get to see.
Those lucky enough to secure a ticket will hear the stories of the building's history, design and construction, as well as some of the stage secrets and gossip that bring its colourful history to life.
All tickets $39.90* with free souvenir postcard and 10% discount off food and 20% off beverages at Starks Café and Bar.