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The Court Theatre

Bernard St, off Lincoln Road, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
03 963 0870
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Ranked #8 of 130 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 20, 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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