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Waikato Regional Theatre Culture Arts Project Management
Waikato Regional Theatre Culture Arts Project Management
Waikato Regional Theatre Culture Arts Project Management

Client

Waikato Regional Theatre Property Trust

Date

Current

Budget

$73m

Services

  • Project Management

The Waikato Regional Theatre is envisioned as a new cultural heart for the city and region. RDT Pacific is working with Momentum Waikato, Hamilton City Council, the theatre, community and project team to bring this ambitious vision to life.

Following extensive consultation with the local, regional, and national arts organisations, a concept for a new flexible 1,100-seat flexible lyric theatre has been developed. The venue will host touring musicals and drama, locally produced theatre and dance, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

The location will solidify an arts precinct within Hamilton, along with other performance, museum, and gallery spaces. The site was formerly the location of the Embassy Theatre, the predecessor to Founders Theatre, and so provides a rich cultural heritage. The location will offer renewed engagement of city centre public spaces with the Waikato River, linking to parkland and providing excellent views.