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The Court Theatre

Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
03 963 0870
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Ranked #6 of 129 attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Every Friday and Saturday night they have these scared scriptless shows which are awesome! THey are impromptu comedy shows. Go to Cargo bar for a drink first, then catch a show and then hit the clubs. It is always a good night.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What an amazing staging of a well-known & loved play. Yes, therewere some issues with accents - or rather stress & intonation, but Shakespearean English is not always easy to understand. The night we went a large group of school children loved the show, esp the antics of Puck. Well done Court Theatre and shame on those who walked out.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Took our daughters to the latest Court performance of Shakespeare's mid summer nights dream. Left at half time as we all agreed, although the performance was passionate and professional, we struggled to understand the American/Asian accents of the performers who held the Central Roles. We are major sponsors of the court and applaud their initiative in experimenting with this show,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our family recently attended Midsummer Nights Dream at the Court. This season was a little different in that it included a number of Chinese actors as part of an exchange programme. We are regular attendees but a recent press review expressed some disappointment so we were not quite sure what to expect. Sure there were a few times that is... More

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I had the delight of attending the performance of a Midsummers night dream last night. The theatre is located in Addington which makes it easy to get to from all directions. There is plenty of parking and for patrons is free. I do have to say though that the cost of a glass of wine is rather pricey, although I... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The theatre is nice. This is a review of the play. It was painfully awful. I admire the hard work of the Chinese people trying to play the parts in this Shakespeare play, but it did NOT go well. I couldn't understand a word they were saying. Because of the challenges of language, there was no acting going on, just... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The court Theatre goes from strength to strength, I like the warehouse location with container ticket booth, bar and loos. Its just so ChCh - however once the lights dim you could be anywhere in the world. The dedicated company provide light relief, love their jobs and make it well worth the effort to attend. I laughed my way thru... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Always enjoy a trip to The CourtTheatre.Parking is excellant,Great range of pre theatre drinks/coffee.Both Paid and volunteer staff always a credit to the theatre. Saw Hound of the Baskervilles in Main theatre and red rabbit in the forge.one thing I would like to see is a few more tables to sit at before the show while havering a ore theatre... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Took the kids to a play during the school holidays. Silly story, cast of 4(?), no serious acting... the kids thought it was great! It's the first time I've been since they moved. The place is easy to find, good parking, nice enough theatre. The play was only 40 minutes long, so we spent more time travelling than watching. I... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Court's new digs in the Shed in Addington are lovely, with good views from all the middle section seats, great sound and lighting, easy free parking, and seamless ticketing and intermission fare. If only the play (The Hound of the Baskervilles) had not been a total mis-fire. Credit the discerning locals: they didn't think cheap jokes about men being... More

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