Venues for hire


The second largest theatre in the TSB Showplace complex, the Theatre Royal is a flexible and popular space. A multi purpose performance venue which benefits from various configurations including tiered and cabaret seating and flat floor concerts or dining.

  • Rollaway seating system
  • Adjoining lounge with bar facilities
  • Option for tiered and cabaret style seating

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Stage Hire

The Theatre Royal is a black box theatre which seats 527 or seating retracted to provide 400m² flat floor area. This versatile venue is perfect for theatrical productions, live music concerts and performances. Past performances include; Chamber Music New Zealand, New Plymouth Orchestra, Danny Bhoy and Trinity Roots.

The venue is suitable for cabaret performances, flat floor concerts, recitals and theatrical productions.

Hire rate

Current performance day hire rate $1554.00 + GST 

Price includes:

  • Technical manager for up to four 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 (with same day hire) $1014.00 + GST*

Price includes:

  • Technical manager for up to two 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 $765 +GST*. Staff, energy and cleaning are additional.

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


Theatre Specifications Theatre Seating Plan

Venue Hire

The Theatre Royal is a multi-purpose venue with retractable tiered seating which provides 400m² of flat floor area. This makes it ideal for conferences, expos, exhibitions, corporate functions, dinners and weddings.

Theatre Royal Specifications

  • Flat floor area 400m²+ (including stage)
  • Room width 16.9m
  • Room length 19.95m
  • Height floor to ceiling is 5m


  • Banquet style 350
  • Theatre style 527
  • Cocktails style 450
  • Classroom style 150
  • Cabaret style with tiered seating 456

The Theatre Royal is suitable for a range of different events including; corporate functions, dinners, themed events, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, expos, award ceremonies and weddings.

Theatre Royal Lounge

Attached to the theatre is a lounge area with bar facilities which can either be used on its own for small private functions or utilised in conjunction with the Theatre Royal for events such as conferences and dining functions.

Please contact us to discuss your needs and obtain a quote

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