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Isaac Theatre Royal

145 Gloucester Street
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand
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+64 3 260 5255
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Venue Facilities
  • Additional Meeting Rooms
Layout Options
  • Theatre 1290
  • Banquet 220
  • Classroom 180
  • Cocktail 380

Stunning, unique and unforgettable, the Isaac Theatre Royal will not disappoint if you are looking for a venue to impress. Built in 1908, this historic Edwardian heritage theatre with up to 1292 seats over three levels offers flexibility, spectacular interiors, and an exclusive heritage experience.

Located in the heart of Christchurch, the Isaac Theatre Royal features versatile and private function spaces with premium decor and facilities, the theatre will naturally add character to any event. With flexible catering options and full bar facilities, the theatre is ideal for a wide range of memorable events.

The Full Auditorium & Stage

Versatility, unparalleled historical features and  ideal for a large variety of events. The stage offers impressive views out into the main auditorium and is perfect for gala dinners, cocktail functions, and special events such as AGM’s.

The Dress Circle Foyer

A generous and sumptuous room offering comfort and elegance in style. A purpose-built bar services this space making it ideal for private cocktail functions, gala dinners and special occasions.

The Grand Circle Foyer 

The architecturally designed Grand Circle Foyer offers luxurious interiors with a boutique lounge bar atmosphere. This stunning space is the perfect venue for hosting intimate dinners and pre/post show entertainment.

The Gloucester Room

A purpose-built function and events space with character features and adjacent kitchenette and servery. The room is equipped with lighting, PA and wireless connectivity (further technical details available on request). This private space is ideal for concerts, cocktail and dining functions, corporate board meetings, staff training/workshops and pre/post show hosting and entertainment.

The Isaac Theatre Royal is a fully licensed venue. A wine list and preferred caterers list is available on request. If you are looking to indulge your guests with style, character and luxury, the Isaac Theatre Royal is your venue.

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Available Rooms:

  • Isaac Theatre Royal Auditorium

    Full Auditorium

    Layout Options:

    • Theatre 1290
  • Isaac Theatre Royal Dinner Setup Stage

    Auditorium Stage

    Floor area: 324m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 220
    • Classroom 180
    • Cocktail 380
  • Isaac Theatre Royal Gloucester Room Setup

    Gloucester Room

    Floor area: 144m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 80
    • Classroom 80
    • Cocktail 180
    • Theatre 120
  • Isaac Theatre Royal Foyer

    Dress Circle Foyer

    Floor area: 135m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 70
    • Cocktail 150
  • Isaac Grand Circle Foyer Bar

    Grand Circle Foyer

    Floor area: 102m²

    Layout Options:

    • Banquet 30
    • Cocktail 70