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.
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.
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.
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