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Construction of this majestic theatre commenced in 1899. Since this date the Opera House has gained national and international recognition for its beautiful architecture and its great acoustics. The Opera House is used regularly by touring artists and shows as well as by local productions, fashion shows and local dance groups.

We look forward to welcoming you to a show very soon.

For a full listing of upcoming shows - CLICK HERE >

Whanganui Opera Week

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WHANGANUI OPERA WEEK
NZ OPERA SCHOOL
 
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GREAT OPERA MOMENTS
Saturday 20 January 7.30pm  -  Royal Wanganui Opera House
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Shakespeare

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 THE TEMPEST
 
Thursday 22 & Friday 23 Feb 7pm
Saturday 24 February 3pm & 8pm
Bason Botanic Gardens
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Juliet McLean

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JULIET McLEAN & THE NAVIGATORS
 
Friday 23 February  7.30pm
The Grand Hotel, cnr Guyton & St Hill Streets
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Behind Closed Doors

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 March 7.30pm
Amdram Theatre, 171 Guyton Street
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Relay for Life

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Eagles tribute
Saturday 17 March  -  Cooks Gardens
Top local bands and artists 11am-7pm
Motel California 7pm-10pm
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Foster & Allen

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LEGENDARY IRISH
FOLK MUSIC DUO 
 
Friday 4 May 7pm
Royal Wanganui Opera House
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RNZB Tutus on Tour

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ROYAL NZ BALLET
 
Friday 13 July 6.30pm
Royal Wanganui Opera House
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A Record Reign

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A RECORD REIGN
 
Written by Penny Robinson
Research assistant
Pam Richardson

Published by Friends of the Opera House
In 1897, a Wanganui Borough Councillor suggested setting aside land for a public opera house to commemorate the record reign of Queen Victoria.
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