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60 Centreway Rd, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
PO Box 163, Orewa, 0946

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2020, Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear Patrons

With the announcement on March 19 by the New Zealand government re the lowering of the cap on numbers for public gatherings, the remaining season of Strictly Ballroom has been cancelled and bookings have been suspended  for all other advertised productions with the exception of the Matariki Glow Show. This has been rescheduled to October 2020 and we are still taking online bookings for that production.

Our box office is now closed to the public until further notice, you may still contact us by phone or email.

Our staff will work through protocols around refunds, this will take some time but we will be in touch as soon as we can regarding this.

In the meantime, we would like to suggest to our patrons that you please consider donating your ticket cost for Strictly Ballroom  back to the theatre.

We are hoping to postpone The Lion King JR to later in the year, updates will be posted as they come to hand.

We are about to go into a period of zero income for the foreseeable future and we all hope to still have our community theatre on the other side of these unprecedented events.

Obviously we will process refunds to those who request it and we are working with our ticketing provider Patronbase, for a system online where people can indicate if they wish to convert their tickets to a donation or process a refund. We hope this will be online next week.

We will be working on this as quickly as we can, however it will take our staff a few days so please be patient with us.

We are emailing everyone on the email provided at the time of booking, if you receive an email and you have booked for a group, please contact the rest of the ticket holders in your group.

Our phone is very busy, so if you have any questions we ask that you send them in by email and we will reply as quickly as we can.

Finally, we are so thankful for your support of Centrestage Theatre Company and we are simply devastated that we cannot continue with Strictly Ballroom and possibly our other shows. However, we all understand and accept that in the challenging times we are living through we all need to act in the public good.

We wish all of you and your families good health and hope that you stay safe and well through this extraordinary time.

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All performances currently suspended due to Covid-19

We will update as information comes to hand

April - The Lion King JR - TBC

June - Elton John: Your Song Revue - TBC

July - Urinetown - TBC

September - Streetcar Named Desire - TBC

November Musical - TBC


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Currently taking Sponsors for 2020

Want to know how you can help your local theatre? Want to help us keep doing great shows and support our youth theatre work? Want to help us keep this venue accessible for all of our many and varied community users?

Why not sponsor-a-seat?!

For a donation of $250 you can have your family name, your business or perhaps the name of a loved one in memorial on the back of one of our seats for the next five years. All donations are tax deductible.

Want to know more? Contact Stephanie or Ross at: manager@centrestagetheatre.co.nz

Now that we have our public areas and bathrooms looking so beautiful - thanks to all our wonderful patrons, seat sponsors, Foundation North and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board; we are turning our attention to updating the lighting and sound equipment in our theatre. This will be of huge benefit to our theatre community and will lead to long term savings for both Centrestage Theatre Company productions and also for our hirers. If you would like to become a sponsor or corporate donor please contact us or check out our Sponsorship page on this website.