From 8 July this winter, just in time for our inaugural Winter Festival, our theatre will reopen with a new, spectacular seasonal roof covering the yard and groundlings.

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This new roof, designed by Whangarei-based specialists Fabric Structures, is both beautiful and functional. A specially-designed canvas, featuring a hand-painted impression of the heavens, including clouds and native New Zealand birds, the roof will truly be a sight to behold!

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It turns our theatre into an all-weather, year-round venue, meaning we can heat the theatre, keeping you warm and dry. The roof allows us to use our playhouse for our growing suite of education activities year round.

Our new roof will be removed for the summer months, allowing you to, once again, enjoy Shakespeare under the stars.