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Address: Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 963 0870
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Le Sud - Le Hilarious

Very funny show with incredible acting talent. Definite 'what if' situation. Most enjoyable. Dialogue was in both French and English, but you didn't need to know French to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very funny show with incredible acting talent. Definite 'what if' situation. Most enjoyable. Dialogue was in both French and English, but you didn't need to know French to understand exactly what was meant.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A small very intimate theatre with audience very close to the actors. Our choice this time was the comedy Le Sud and what a great hilarious play, very topical in more ways than one. Very reasonable ticket cost with Senior rates. Enjoyed a drink before the show. Booked and paid online, times and days play is on made this easy... More 

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you are in the Christchurch area for a day or two check in to see if The Court Theater has a current play. This is truly a place that displays the resilance of the Christchurch community having taken over ex-warehouse space and turned it into a friendly and comfortable live-theater space. The play we saw while somewhat edgy was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Christchurch is extremely lucky to have a world class live theatre, especially given the hurdles the theatre has overcome since the devastating earthquakes. We are regular supporters. However in fairness would have to say that the 2014 season thus far is not their best work, including three recent comedies, Plum, You Can Always Hand Them Back, and the current production... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I really loved this place. I'd heard it was only a temporary structure whilst the "real" theater was being re-built but it didn't feel temporary to me. A great feeling throughout and really nice helpful staff.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ben a few times now and it's a great place to see a show or play. Each time it has been excellent and a credit to the fact this is a temporary home!

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Christchurch
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Court Theatre is a true icon in this City. Great productions with a wonderful variety of plays and most cabable actors and production crew. I hope to see Shaw's "Arms and the Man" performed again in the near future along with such evergreens as "Little Shop of Horrors" , the ever classic and entertaining "Rocky Horror Show", and just... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I always try to get the latest production and am never disappointed. The shows are absolutely world class particularly Blood Brothers which I went to this year . I was trying to rebook a seat at half time as it was good. The post earthquake theatre is fine too.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We love the scared scriptless show. Every Friday and Saturday night the theatre holds an impromptu comedy sketch show (think "whose line is it anyway?") which is always great. We've never been disappointed by any of the ones we've been to. We always grab a meal at one of the nice places nearby and then head to the show and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Poor version of Blood Brothers. The issue is that without knowing the culture or the linguistics this team has attempted to copy by rote the English nuances of the play. If they are to perform this particular play my thoughts would be that they should either put an NZ spin on it, and re-interpret the politics and social situation with... More 

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