126 Oxford Terrace, Central City
The Isaac Theatre Royal (built 1906-07) is one of the oldest theatres in Christchurch with 1266 seats over three levels. The building creates a bold architectural display which evokes an impression of Edwardian exuberance and prosperity. The painted interior dome was stored and conserved on site, and was reinstated it into the new theatre building behind the original façade.
The theatre has been home to many NZ performing arts companies and hosted everything from wrestling matches, cinema and vaudeville to Shakespeare, ballet and grand opera. Many well-known artists have performed there over time including Louis Armstrong, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major.
145 Gloucester Street, Central City
Phone: 03 366 6326
Last updated: 21.09.2020