Coasters Musical Theatre Inc is a not-for-profit charitable society that was incorporated in 1980. They aim to regularly stage quality musical productions, both large and small, in their own theatre as well as in the larger Southward Trust Theatre and other venues. In line with their charitable status, Coasters has over the course of it's existence donated more than $100,000 to local charities in order to benefit the Kapiti Coast community.
Coasters Musical Theatre is located at 15 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, 'just across the railway line'. The property was purchased from the KCDC who used the building as the Community Centre for many years. It was in need of much refurbishing, and with considerable business and community assistance, the property was turned into a fine clubrooms, Theatrette, Costume Hire, and storage facility.
Originally the Post Office and Postmaster's residence and subsequently the telephone exchange, construction dates back to the 1920s. Coasters moved into Number 15 on June 4th 1996, and in 1998 the opportunity arose to purchase the property next door at 17 Hinemoa Street, formerly an upholstery workshop. Much of our set construction is manufactured and housed there.