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The Court Theatre

Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
+64 3-963 0870
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Theatre Trumps!

This place of entertainment is simply brilliant! You walk into a large open warehouse like area... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
gunnfam
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch's Classical Theater

The Court Theater is Christchurch institution. They offer everything from classical theater to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
ArghyaKolkata
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Kolkata
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The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s biggest professional theatre company. Our current home is in The Shed in Addington, Christchurch. The Court Theatre aims to enrich, support and sustain Christchurch and Canterbury audiences by providing theatre of the highest quality. The Court Theatre celebrates the New Zealand voice on stage, regularly programming original and established New Zealand theatre work as well as commissioning and developing original New Zealand plays. The Court also seeks to connect local communities with the rest of the world through shared story-telling, producing international, contemporary and classic plays that engage, challenge and inspire. The Court’s education and outreach programme supports this kaupapa by introducing new audiences to the organisation through various pathways and deepening levels of engagement for audiences.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place of entertainment is simply brilliant! You walk into a large open warehouse like area where you can get a drink and chat with friends before the show. Theatre seating enabled easy and ready viewing of the stage. Plenty of ushers to help with...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Court Theater is Christchurch institution. They offer everything from classical theater to improvised comedy, contemporary New Zealand works to children's theater, and drama to musicals. Their new location in Addington is innovative and really quite incredible. They've made the best of a bad situation...More

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The-Court-Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Many thanks for your feedback. While our new location is temporary, it has been a fantastic lifeboat for us in the years since the earthquake. We look forward to continue bringing more theatre to Christchurch in the years to come and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Four of us friends recently enjoyed a night at the Court Theatre - We had pre-ordered pizza's from the 'Wood fire Pizza' on the premises and along with a wine from the Bar all went down well!! Then we were entertained by Ali Harper with...More

Thank Judy T
The-Court-Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback Judy, it's great to hear you enjoyed the pizza, wine, and of course, Songs for Nobodies. While you may not be a regular theatre goer - we can't wait to see you back at The Court soon for another evening...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Ali Harper is always a "great show" but she excels in this performance. One person holding the stage for 90 minutes - great backing with the technics all in all well worth going to. Had the wood fire pizza before with a glass of wine...More

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The-Court-Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed Songs for Nobodies, Glenda, and especially lovely to hear that feedback on the BASE woodfire pizza too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another night out at the theatre!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

It's been a long time since we went to a show at the Court. Though lacking in the character of the old Art Centre it lacks none of the quality of the shows. We saw Hamlet The Video Game and we weren't disappointed. I wasn't...More

Thank Wayne K
The-Court-Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback Wayne. We're so glad you enjoyed Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to visit theatre. Saw uncle varyna which I really enjoyed. The small intimate space ensured that you had no impediments to your stage view. Get there a little early to have some pizza and a wine or beer as it is in...More

Thank darrinmur
The-Court-Theatre, Manager at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're thrilled you had a good time at the theatre and wonderful to hear you enjoyed Uncle Vanya. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I'm prompted to write a review after seeing the Court Theatre's recent production 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time'. It was truly magnificent. I only manage to get this theatre every once in a while but over the years I have been...More

Thank AuntySuzyT
The-Court-Theatre, Communications and Marketing at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time was certainly a very special show. We look forward to seeing you back at The Court again soon!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Saw a production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' - Challenging to watch and physically demanding to perform with the energy and real commitment shown by the cast. Would strongly suggest seeing the production as it's solid, professional theatre. Also ate...More

Thank MobileKiwi
The-Court-Theatre, Marketing and Communications at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time was a unique performance that demanded a lot of the incredible talent on the stage and they certainly gave the show their all. Wonderful to hear your comments...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Greatly enjoyed our evening! Loved the pizza and beer in the renovated lobby area, and very cool comedy. Ropable, a new play, featured very talented actors, excellent soundtrack, and an endearing, witty script. If we lived in NZ we'd be back more often! Don't miss...More

Thank Chelsea J
The-Court-Theatre, Marketing and Communications at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Lovely to hear your comments. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed Ropable, especially as it was written in house here at The Court. We hope to see you back in NZ and at The Court soon.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Love coming back here. They have managed to create a great "theatre" atmosphere in a building that is far away from being "purposely built" one. Convenient location, plenty of free parking for those who are there for a show. Gourmet pizza could be pre-ordered if...More

Thank Elta203
The-Court-Theatre, Marketing and Communications at The Court Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your comments! Our former grain store theatre is certainly not 'purpose built' but it's a fabulous lifeboat for us while we work on our permanent home. We hope to see you back soon!

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