The concept designs for the new Waikato Regional Theatre have been released, showing an increase in seat numbers following public feedback.
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation has announced its new CEO is Kelvyn Eglinton, currently Hamilton City Council’s General Manager City Growth.
The new Waikato Regional Theatre has moved into another stage with Hamilton City Council provisionally allocating funding in its draft 2018-28 10-Year Plan.
The proposed Waikato Regional Theatre is garnering strong public interest, with large
numbers of people attending presentations.
Members of the public around the Waikato are being urged to attend roadshows to offer their feedback on the initial designs of the proposed new Waikato Regional Theatre.
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation is seeking a new Chief Executive following news that founding CEO Cheryl Reynolds is stepping down after four years in the role. The organisation is seeking a new leader to take over the reins from Ms Reynolds, who will be leaving at the end of the year to establish a new philanthropic startup venture in 2018.
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.