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Review of The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre
Ranked #38 of 250 things to do in Christchurch
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Court Theatre is New Zealand’s biggest professional theatre company. Our current home is in The Shed in Addington, Christchurch. The Court Theatre aims to enrich, support and sustain Christchurch and Canterbury audiences by providing theatre of the highest quality. The Court Theatre celebrates the New Zealand voice on stage, regularly programming original and established New Zealand theatre work as well as commissioning and developing original New Zealand plays. The Court also seeks to connect local communities with the rest of the world through shared story-telling, producing international, contemporary and classic plays that engage, challenge and inspire. The Court’s education and outreach programme supports this kaupapa by introducing new audiences to the organisation through various pathways and deepening levels of engagement for audiences.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Court Theatre is an excellent Christchurch institution. They offer everything from classical theatre to improvised comedy, contemporary New Zealand works to children’s theatre, and drama to musicals, Their shows are staged to an extremely high standard and the actors are wonderful. I have seen many shows at The Court Theatre and would recommend for everyone. Their new location in Addington is innovative and really quite incredible. They've made the best of a bad situation and have definitely come out on top. If you're visiting Christchurch I would highly recommend checking out a Court Theatre production

Thank KiaOraKiwi
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Having seen Theatre around the World I can honestly say that the Court Theatre is international class. The actors are fantastic. The variety on offer is awesome. All visitors should include a visit to the Court as part of their trip. It is also a fabulous example of the Christchurch resilient spirit.

Thank Catherine W
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

A great place, love it what has been done post quake at the new location is fantastic. Love going and suggest if you haven't been, do.

Thank blackie011
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This "temporary' theatre in a shed in Addington is actually bigger, though the same form, as the earthquake damaged original Court Theatre in Christchurch's now closed Arts Centre. Great season of plays and quality acting company and attentive F-o-H make for a great night out - with the bonus of adjacent parking.

Thank RogerTomlinson
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Having lived through the life of the Court, it was hard to imagine it would not be re-born after the quakes. What a great job they've done. The old dump at the Arts Centre was a dunger even in the early 60s when I had to endure lectures in it's hardscrabble, cold-water meaness. See the photo above of the former premises in neo-Gothic pretentiousness.
The Shed is a great performing spaces in comparision. By it's very nature, the programming team are not always going to come up with sure-fire hits every time, but, by gosh, the performers will always give it their best shot. It's earned its right to a "place in the sun" (well, the dark, in this case) in the newly planned Arts precinct. Long may it flourish!

Thank Kiwi_rua
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