Hamilton Theatres

​​​Hamilton City Theatres review

Between late 2012 and late 2014, Hamilton City Council reviewed its theatre assets – Founders Theatre, The Meteor and Clarence Street Theatre. The review explored the city's future theatre needs and assessed whether the three theatres met the needs of the city, its residents, and its performing arts community.

​The Theatres Review included a public submissions period, and resulted in three key outcomes:
  • The gifting of The Meteor to the One Victoria Trust
  • The gifting of the Clarence Street Theatre to the Clarence Street Theatre Trust
  • Investigation into remedial and development work for Founders Theatre will be undertaken in the 2015-2016 financial year.
If you have any further questions on Council's theatre operations, please visit www.hamiltontheatres.co.nz

What’s on

Every year Hamilton City Theatres hosts a wide range of events, including local, national and international concerts, performing arts events, live theatre, dance and festivals bringing in people from across the Waikato and beyond to our central centre venues. 

We host a number of regular programmes throughout the year including seasons by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Auckland Theatre Company as well as iconic city events such as the annual Country Music Awards, Restyle and the biennial Fuel Festival of New Zealand Theatre. 

To find out the most up to date information please visit What’s On Hamilton.

Hamilton City Theatres

Founders Theatre closure​

Chief Executive Richard Briggs has made a decision to close Founders Theatre on an interim basis on health and safety grounds as an interim measure until more engineering investigations are completed into issues with the flying system.

More information about the closure is available on the Founders Theatre page.

Page reviewed: 15 Apr 2016 3:27pm