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Address: 77-83 Courtenay Place | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: (04) 802 4060
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BEAUTIFUL!

The St James is a beautiful theatre. I've seen many shows there, from Sleeping Beauty On Ice, to illusionists, to comedy shows. Staff are always very helpful and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Jacob15
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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146 reviews 146 reviews
91 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

The St James is a beautiful theatre. I've seen many shows there, from Sleeping Beauty On Ice, to illusionists, to comedy shows. Staff are always very helpful and the atmosphere is great :)

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Cairns, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Brillant, lovely and very interesting architecture, comfortable, friendly staff, good clean amenities.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

I went to see Mamma Mia as a last minute plan while I was on business in Wellington. All the staff were incredibly friendly & hospitable, which is something I find very welcoming when going to an event where there is a lot of waiting to enter & intermissions in a social event, but going alone, it's nice to be... More 

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Wellington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Just seen Mama Mia at this venue - great show! I had seen this a few years ago in Melbourne, and this Wellington production was just as good. The set was fantastic, as was the singing. Well done Welly!

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Motueka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Some great singers, some not. Kids were amazing and the mother abyss was outstanding. She stole the show by far. The backdrops were outstanding and the orchestra deserved big applause.

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Sydney
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful, well proportioned traditional theatre. Generous public areas. A pleasure to go to, and well located with such a variety of restaurants and bars near by.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Went to my first show here recently and what a delight! The interior is a treat for the eyes and adds to the enjoyment of the evening. I found the seating comfortable and easily accessed, and the ushers very helpful. Will definitely go there again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Worth a visit just to see the interior alone. Cherubs, roses, ribbons, drapery, chandeliers, statuary - all a symphony in cream and gold. My only issue with the theatre was that the seating was very uncomfortable, I was in mild discomfort within about 45 minutes and sad that this marred my enjoyment of the performance somewhat. The foyer area looks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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477 reviews 477 reviews
201 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Some buildings in Wellington are just so much a part of "the establishment" that people and passers-by just don't notice them any more. The St James Theatre is one such building. It's beautifully maintained and easy to find along Courtenay Place - it's architecture is lovely. It's worth taking the time to really look at it - both inside an... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Recently went to see Swan Lake here by Royal New Zealand Ballet and I was surprised to see how beautiful the architecture was, the theatre was spacious and did not feel crowded at any point. My seat was in the last row of the stalls but it did not feel far away and I still had an excellent view of... More 

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