We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oamaru Opera House

Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 90 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 433 0779
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
The best scones!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
zambrosia
,
Auckland
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Auckland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
AUSTRALIA
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellant light disply outside at night, free to veiw the light, lovey to take a photo of, great coffee bar inside, has a booking office so you can catch a show while your there

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kurow
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I haven't been to a show here, but I always go for a coffee when I am in Oamaru, which is often. For the same price as anywhere else, and less than some places, you can relax in a comfortable armchair or sofa in this great building. Excellent service and great coffee.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
timaru
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Went to a couple of shows here last year - fabulous building, beautifully restored. Worth leaving your seat at half-time to admire the architectural details and to get a yummy treat!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Opposite the Opera House at 119 Thames Street Oamaru is a very different attraction however when your partner,who runs a dressmaking academy spends nearly three hours in 'seventh heaven' and bought too much material to add to our luggage ( $50 postage sent it on the way to Australia) you know you have found an untapped attraction for this lovely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glentunnel, null, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Took my daughter to a pop concert there!!Certainly amplifies the screaming......!!Lit up beautifully at night its a real gem of a building in a town full of them!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Oamaru Opera House also viewed

Oamaru, Otago Region
 
Oamaru, Otago Region
Oamaru, Otago Region
 

Been to Oamaru Opera House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oamaru Opera House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?