New Waikato theatre in line for $25m from Hamilton City Council

11 December 2017

They'd seen the dream of a $75m riverside theatre with a state-of-the-art auditorium.

On Monday, Hamilton City councillors had to decide whether to hand over $25m towards a replacement for the now-defunct Founders Theatre.

They voted 9-3 to put money for the Waikato Regional Theatre in the city's draft long-term plan, and the public will soon have a say on that call.