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Address: Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 963 0870
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Alas poor Yorick

The court theatre is an iconic thespian hangout. It puts o some of the most awesome productions sadly the iconic building is still under repair BUT they have moved to a new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The court theatre is an iconic thespian hangout. It puts o some of the most awesome productions sadly the iconic building is still under repair BUT they have moved to a new site. If you are In Christchurch and feel the need to have a great night out go to the court theatre

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My first time at the Court Theatres temporary post earthquake venue. The show itself was enjoyable. The actors, set and story were good. The venue has been done very well however the temperature in the theatre on a cold Christchurch evening was slightly on the cool side. A highly enjoyable evening in a great venue however.

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Chch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great play, excellent acting, laughed all the way through. Added bonus went on opening night finishing with cheese & crackers and Champagne.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was lucky enough to win tickets to the Court Theatre's recent production of Romeo and Juliet through a photo competition. The staff were so kind and hospitable. I'm an international student studying in Christchurch for the semester and I was really hoping to see some theater before I left New Zealand - what a perfect production to see! The... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When people think about Shakespearean plays, they usually think "boring", "too long", and "hard to follow". The combination of arcane language and obscure similes and metaphors make Shakespearean English sound like a foreign language. Finding the true emotion behind the words becomes a challenge when one cannot decipher what the words mean! Consequently, viewers can't relate to the characters or... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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