Waikato theatre site choice prompts donations, bouquets and parking questions

It's central, it's unexpected, it has river views - but where will we park?

Wednesday's announcement of the former Hamilton Hotel as the suggested site for a new Waikato theatre has got the region talking.

The project to replace the mothballed Founders Theatre is a partnership between philanthropic organisation Momentum Waikato and the Hamilton City Council.

Hamilton Hotel revealed as new theatre location

Roll out the red carpet - Waikato's new marquee theatre promises to be something special.

It will be smack bang in the middle of Hamilton's entertainment precinct, and a stone's throw from the river.

Other prime spots to replace the now-defunct Founders Theatre were swept aside in favour of the historic Hamilton Hotel building on the corner of Victoria Street and Sapper Moore-Jones Place.