Civic Theatre complex

The Civic Theatre complex provides a quality theatre and associated facilities for hire and is extensively used by local and regional organisations as well as national and international touring companies.

Civic Theatre - June 2012
Image: John Leask

The Civic Theatre complex has a Category 1 classification by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust which means that the building is of national significance. 

Built in 1906, the Civic Theatre underwent a $15.8 million upgrade in 2004-2005.  The work turned the complex into a much-applauded performing arts and events facility that seats 1015 people. 

 It features state‑of-the-art equipment to make it one of the best theatres in New Zealand for live performance. 

The theatre complex is located at 88 Tay Street, Invercargill, and may be hited for events including international touring shows, local stage productions, concerts, weddings, conferences, meetings, and community events.

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Theatre Friends will keep you informed by email about what is happening in the Civic Theatre - and will let you know about any early booking specials or other discounts for shows. Use the form (link below) to sign up:

  • Theatre information

    The Civic Theatre Complex is ideally located in the heart of the inner city of Invercargill. The 100 year old imposing structure is one of Invercargill’s landmark buildings and continues to serve as the cultural heart of the Southland community.

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  • Civic Theatre for hire

    The Civic Theatre complex has a range of areas for hire.

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  • Civic Theatre function menus

    Interested in planning a function at Invercargill's Civic Theatre complex? This page contains links to the wide range of menus - and to current pricing for food and drink.

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