A comprehensive feasibility report for a new Waikato Regional Theatre has been presented to the Hamilton City Council, recommending a river-facing performing arts centre with flexible functionality.
The recommended location for the new Waikato Regional Theatre has been announced as the Hamilton Hotel site on Victoria St, Hamilton, and the community’s feedback on this is being sought.
The privately-owned site currently has a range of restaurants and bars and is bordered by Embassy Park (with the Riff Raff statue) on one side and Sapper Moore-Jones Place (formerly Marlborough Pl) on the other, and runs down to the river. A new theatre development would look to restore the facade of the old Hamilton Hotel, which is recognised as a heritage building.
Momentum Waikato has announced the recipients of its inaugural $1 million Vital Waikato Grant and their three inspirational and change-making projects that will transform their communities.
A unique project to transition some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable young people into education and employment has received a major funding boost.
A unique project that ensures healthy lunches are offered to all schools within the South Waikato district has received a major funding boost.
A unique project that aspires to ensure Waikato children in the future have access to swimmable rivers and drinkable waters has received a major funding boost.
Work on creating a concept design and finding the very best location for the new Waikato Regional Theatre is tracking extremely well, says Momentum Waikato.
Award-winning theatre and acoustic design consultancy Charcoalblue has been appointed to advise on the first phase of establishment of a new Waikato Regional Theatre.
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation today announced they have appointed the Waikato Regional Theatre Governance Panel. The Governance Panel is responsible for appointing and managing a team of experts who will create a concept design, masterplan and business case for the new Waikato Regional Theatre.
Members of the Waikato community are invited to attend one of four October events
to hear about the findings of the recent Waikato Vital Signs 2016 project, where
community priorities for action were identified for Waikato District, Hamilton City, and Matamata-Piako District.