Feasibility report into new Waikato Regional Theatre released

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24 August 2017

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 design proposes an 1,100-seat theatre, shared public spaces and a public art gallery, to be located at the old Hamilton Hotel site on Victoria Street. The new theatre is intended to replace Founders Theatre - closed for safety reasons in March 2016 - and provide an opportunity to utilise the best approaches in modern, multi-functional spaces.