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The Court Theatre

A Night at the Theatre

Hidden in Christchurch’s suburb of Addington is New Zealand’s largest and oldest theatre company. 

Situated in an old grain shed, enjoy the magic of local stage productions. 

World Class Shows

Everything from the sets to the costumes are designed and created in-house. The shows are produced exclusively for The Court's audience with some plays touring nationally and internationally. 

The Court has something for everyone – debate provoking theatre, world-class drama to comedy at its finest. A Christchurch icon in the theatre world has to be "Scared Scriptless", improvisation at its best every Friday and Saturday night. This hilarious show will leave you doubled over in laughter! 

Want a sneak peek behind the scenes? 

Every two months there is a guided backstage tour showcasing everything from costume making to set painting.  

Need a drink or something to eat? 

If you have time before the show, grab a drink and a bite in the foyer of the theatre. BASE @ The Court serves delicious woodfired pizza. During the winter months there's mulled wine on the menu, the perfect way to warm up! 

For more information on current shows and pricing, check out The Court Theatre.