Venues for hire

TSB THEATRE

The largest venue in the TSB Showplace complex, the TSB Theatre (formally the New Plymouth Opera House) is Taranaki's main theatre venue, this ornately decorated pro arch theatre exudes theatrical ambience. The venue has a maximum capacity of 960 with a minimum of 915 sellable seats.

  • 1925 three-tiered auditorium
  • Two adjoining bars and lounges
  • Stairway access to stage
  • Multiple break-out areas
  • Theatrical ambience
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Stage Hire

The TSB Theatre has hosted hundreds of performances since it first opened in 1883, including; Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Phantom of the Opera, John Cleese and much, much more.

CAPACITY (SELLABLE SEATS)

  • Stalls 421
  • Circle 213
  • Gallery 281
  • Total capacity 915

The venue is suitable for a range of events including; performing arts, plays, musicals, comedy, orchestras, concerts and film plus a popular use for conferences.

Hire rate

Current performance day hire rate $2593.50 + GST*

Price includes:

  • Technical manager for up to eight hours
  • Duty manager for up to six hours
  • Front of house staff
  • Power and heating
  • Auditorium cleaning
  • Box office open one hour before performance

Current additional performance hire rate (same day hire) $1260.00 + GST*

Price includes:

  • Technical manager for up to six hours
  • Duty manager for up to four hours
  • Front of house staff
  • Power and heating
  • Auditorium cleaning
  • Box office open one hour before performance

Current rehearsal/pack-in/pack-out day hire rate $519.75 + GST. Staff, energy, and cleaning costs are additional.

* Rates are subject to change. Please contact us for current rates.

THEATRE SPECIFICATIONS

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Venue Hire

The three-tier theatre can accommodate 900 people for a conference or presentation. The intimate option of the stage is also a popular option which offers a unique and dramatic setting for dinners, functions and weddings.

Room specifications

  • Stage size 9.3m depth x 8.9m width

Room capacity

  • Stalls 421
  • Circle 213
  • Gallery 281
  • Total capacity theatre style 915
  • Stage set up banquet style 100
  • Stage set up cocktail style 160

The venue is suitable for a range of events including; conferences, corporate functions, dinner functions (on the stage), seminars and trainigns, production launches, award ceremonies, theatre style functions, film screenings and weddings.

Hire rate

Please contact us to discuss your needs and obtain a quote.

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