The Board and Management of Christchurch’s much-loved and historic Isaac Theatre Royal, the city’s prestigious heritage theatrical venue have confirmed that the ‘Grand Old Lady’ of New Zealand Theatre will survive beyond 2011 to once again be the Premier venue for the theatrical arts industry in Christchurch’s rebuilt City Centre.
Formerly known as the Theatre Royal, this grand old lady was given a major re-development both backstage and front of house in 2005. Today the Isaac Theatre Royal brings top quality shows, performances and entertainment to Christchurch.
The Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch is a superb and beautiful restored and redeveloped Historical Edwardian Heritage Theatre with 1266 seats over three levels. The Theatre is the Christchurch home to many of the national performing arts companies of New Zealand. In addition the Theatre is the preferred venue for International touring, musicals, concerts, recitals, community and school events and children's theatre. In short she has brought to us the best in the world and our own world-class talent.
Today's Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation is the heir to a theatrical heritage extending back almost 100 years. The precursor of the Foundation as owners of the Theatre Royal was the mighty JC Williamson Theatres Limited which brought Australasian audiences the finest theatre and the greatest theatrical names in the world.