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Address: 90 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 433 0779
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Small town Grandeur

This prestigious Opera house is a Gem for Oamaru. Beautifully maintained and presented. It is always a joy for me to attend some of the many shows and events on offer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Oamaru, New Zealand
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This prestigious Opera house is a Gem for Oamaru. Beautifully maintained and presented. It is always a joy for me to attend some of the many shows and events on offer.

Thank Lin637
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There's always something to do and see at the Oamaru Opera House! Even when you do not want to pay for something, you can enjoy the views of the beautiful lights that light up the Opera House every night. I am proud to have this beautiful attraction in my town and believe it is of a great value.

1 Thank salsalxo
Oamaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is really beautiful and has been tastefully done inside and out the lighting on the outside is amazing to take photoes off just love it

Thank Sharron W
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I stopped in Oamaru as I was feeling tired. I think I said, "Oh my God" 100 times. Stunning old buildings and old time shops. It was just beautiful. I was heading back out when I saw the opera house. Had to stop again. 46 photos later !! Oamaru is a must see.

Thank tmicheltracey
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I work in theatres and concert halls so am always interested in seeing other venues. I was pleasantly surprised that I was allowed to wander round the venue and explore it, going into the auditorium and function/meeting rooms. This isn't normally allowed in UK venues. The staff were really friendly, welcoming and informative. It's a lovely old venue that has... More 

1 Thank Tracey H
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited Oamaru last week and had coffee and "made that morning" savory scones. Both the coffee and the scones were outstanding. The service too was excellent and we appreciated the chance to look through the building. Wonderful restoration job and recommend stopping by for coffee etc.

Thank zambrosia
Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A feeling of class,history, warmth,with the added bonus of walking through this building and theatre.

Thank Creativedesigns
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We walked inside to see the building and were allowed to visit all the rooms by our own. It is a beautiful building and the staff at the reception is very friendly. Thanks for the free postcards.

Thank georgebilthoven
Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Anyone who enjoys old theatres would enjoy exploring this old gem. If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, stop by and check it out!

Thank Khaybee
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Tried to contact to inquire about a booking, however this wasn't possible as they didn't or wouldn't answer the phone and it diverted to the council phone to be put on hold. Brilliant start. Then we visited the i-site for information to be told yes you can do tours there and they are open. Upon getting that advice eventually which... More 

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