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Oamaru Opera House

90 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
(03) 433 0779
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Oamaru
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Auckland
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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.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 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.

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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150 reviews 150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 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!

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AUSTRALIA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Oamaru, New Zealand
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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

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Kurow
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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.

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timaru
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

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Glentunnel, null, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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!!

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