Auckland: Civic Theatre

Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Location: Queen Street / Wellesley Street

Built 1929 by Bohringer, Taylor and Johnson for Thomas A. O'Brien. Opened 20 Dec 1929.

Main Auditorium: Originally used for stage-and-movie shows. In the 1950s installation of Cinemascope, making the use of stage and fly tower impossible. 1998-2000 major renovation to the original plans by JASMAX architects. Re-opened 20 Dec 1999. Used for opera and musical performances, and as a cinema. Home to the annual Auckland International Film Festival. 2379 seats.

Winter Garden: Located below the Main Auditorium. 1975 converted to a cinema. 1999-2000 converted to a multi-purpose hall. Used for cocktail functions, dance parties, cabaret evenings, post-performance receptions, product launches and awards evenings. 550 seats (theatre seating).

Link: www.civictheatre.co.nz

[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "Foyer, Civic Theatre, Auckland, ca. 1946 - Still from the Amalgamated Theatres Collection"
Publisher: The New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington
Type: reproduction (ca. 1987) of an older photograph (ca. 1946)
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "The Civic - Proscenium Arch and Minarets - Main Auditorium of The Civic"
Publisher: The Edge, Auckland
Size: 17.8 x 11.8 cm
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[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "The Civic - Main Auditorium Circle of The Civic"
Publisher: The Edge, Auckland
Size: 11.8 x 17.8 cm
Not sent.

[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "The Civic - Main Foyer of The Civic"
Publisher: The Edge, Auckland
Size: 11.8 x 17.8 cm
Not sent.

[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "The Civic - Main Foyer Mezzanine of The Civic"
Publisher: The Edge, Auckland
Size: 17.8 x 11.8 cm
Not sent.

[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "The Civic - Main Foyer Mezzanine of The Civic"
Publisher: The Edge, Auckland
Size: 11.8 x 17.8 cm
Not sent.

[Auckland: Civic Theatre] Reverse Text: "The Civic - Circle Foyer of The Civic"
Publisher: The Edge, Auckland
Size: 17.8 x 11.8 cm
Not sent.


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