Artworks Community Theatre is not simply a performing arts theatre; it is a community-owned, volunteer-run, multi-purpose venue which is able to be claimed as "home" for a variety of Waiheke groups.
The Snug is a relaxed and intimate venue with couches and comfortable seating for up to 20 people, and is ideal for poetry recitals, book clubs, study groups, club meetings, etc.
The Auditorium (includes the stage) may be hired separately for larger group activities and performing arts, or may be hired along with the Snug for exclusive use. The Theatre has a licensed Café and EFTPOS facilities available for special events.
We are bringing new energy and enthusiasm to the Theatre by creating a completely new administrative structure - where many hands will make light work - to ensure the brightest of futures for this wonderful community asset. The Incorporated Society has now been established and is accepting members. If you're into performing, children's theatre, lighting, direction/production, set design or construction, sound, front of house, administration, makeup and wardrobe, backstage, special effects, or providing that essential component of performing arts - the audience! - get in touch and we'll send you a membership form.
The Core Activities of Artworks Community Theatre are
The education, training and instruction of members of the community in the performing arts, including all skills related to production of performance events and performance itself, through: music, song, dance, drama, acting, orchestra, costume, lighting, sound, design, construction, theatre administration and other areas necessary for the presentation of the performing arts;
The training of and assistance to local groups, schools and organisations to achieve the above-mentioned objectives in their organisations;
The public display of the performing arts for the education, entertainment and cultural enlightenment of members of the community.