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The Court Theatre

Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
03 963 0870
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Ranked #5 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 27, 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We have season tickets so we get to see most of the plays on offer. Lately it has been a mixed bag and I'm sad to say we have walked out of two plays at half time. Mostly it's the choice of play. Not the subject matter, but the poor writing of the New Zealand ones. There's only so far... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have never been disappointed with productions from here. They all vary and cater for different tastes but are always well worth going to see. At Christmas there is usually a musical and that is always excellent. Early booking advised.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You get close to the action and can see the expressions of the cast very clearly, so the cheeky grins and smirks add to the enjoyment. Good clear audio too

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had a great night out at the court theatre thanks to being given tickets as a gift. What a fun place! I will keep an eye on future performances and look forward to having another girls night out.

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went to see Blood Brothers and it was a very well done performance. The Court theatre never fails to dissappoint!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Absolutely brilliant! We'd gone for a late dinner before going to see the Scared Scriptless show which was all impromptu. The comedians were quick off the spot and hilarious from word go. We're definitely going back

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to see Hound of the Baskervilles - absolutely fantastic. Great show with great actors. The Court Theatre is always great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This little theatre (was in the old University Complex) but is now is in temporary location, is an excellent place to see world and NZ dramas, produced and acted by local talents.

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