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“"Postal" Average at best.”
Review of The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre
Ranked #40 of 249 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 November 6, 2013

This is the first dud that I can remember the Court Theatre putting on. Which is a pity, because the Court sets very high standards, and have had some fantastic plays in the past. I am not sure how this one got though, but i am sure that the Court will be more careful with their selections in future. I went on a Saturday night and the theatre was about half full at best. The Actors did the best they could with the material they were given, " Fiona" being a stand out. If this was a school report it would have the comment "could do better" and the Court will do.

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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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