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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 All Our Upcoming Shows, Click Here >

Meeting Karpovsky

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Tour NZ present

Meeting Karpovsky

 

Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School

Thursday 28 May  7.30pm
 
 
Meeting Karpovsky with Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer.

Sylvia once travelled the world and visited its famous ballet theatres. 
 
Finish approx. 8.50pm No Interval

Adult $25 Senior $23 Friends OH $20 Student $15
School Groups of 10 (9 children /1 teacher) $5 each.

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C.M.W CELEBRITY SUBSCRIPTION SERIES 2015

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 Chamber Music Wanganui

presents…

2015 Celebrity
 
Subscription Series 
 
Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School
 
In association with the Foundation Music School, Wanganui Collegiate School
 
Season subscription $95   (4 flexi-tickets to use in any combination)

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SWAN LAKE

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Swan Lake
 


Royal Wanganui Opera House
 


Saturday 5 Sept 7.30pm
  
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd

presents

The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of

Swan Lake

Full Length Classical Performance
 
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary. For aim and objective serves motto: "The talent and dedication to service to art".
 
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Adult $69, Senior $59, Student $49

SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Sleeping Beauty
 


Royal Wanganui Opera House
 


Sunday 6 Sept 7.30pm
  
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd

presents

The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of

Sleeping Beauty

Full Length Classical Performance
 
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary. For aim and objective serves motto: "The talent and dedication to service to art".
 
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Adult $69, Senior $59, Student $49

THE GONDOLIERS

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ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE
 
SATURDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER  7.30pm 
Presented by:  WGSLO on tour, fully staged.
Featuring:  the WGSLO chorus, accompanied by players from Orchestra Wellington.
 
Of all the G&S Comic Operas The Gondoliers has the most appealing of Sullivan’s music, typified by the exuberant extended opening number. In a sunny canal-side setting we meet the Palmieri brothers, excellent gondoliers and eligible bachelors whom the local contadine fuss over and contrive to marry.
 
LIMITED TIME EARLYBIRD SPECIALS: 
10% off the prices below for Adult, Senior,Student & Child tickets.


Premium:    Adult $63,  Senior $54,  Student $39,  Child U17 $29.50

A Reserve:  Adult $54,  Senior $47,  Student $29,  Child U17 $21

B Reserve:  Adult $45,  Senior $37,  Student $24,  Child U17 $16.50

C Reserve:  Adult $33,  Senior $28,  Student $17,  Child U17 $12.50

Group booking discounts for 5 or more available ONLY from the Box office.
 
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BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE

MORE SHOWS LISTED UNDER BOOKINGS

BOX OFFICE WILL NOT CLOSE

Local firm awarded Royal Wanganui Opera House earthquake

strengthening contract


The Wanganui District Council has awarded the seismic upgrade contract for the Royal
Wanganui Opera House to local company W&W Construction 2010 Limited.

Deputy Property Manager Leighton Toy says the scope of the project was increased to
allow for additional foundation capacity, fire compliance work and roof replacement.

“It’s great that we have awarded a local company this contract and we look forward to
working alongside W&W Construction over the next six months.”

Seating refurbishment work will also be completed during this period with a contractor
to be appointed soon.

The earthquake strengthening work will bring the building up to a level greater than 33
per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS), which is required by legalisation. The
Opera House currently has a 10 per cent rating.

The total cost of the work is $965,984, which includes $648,984 for the seismic
upgrade. The fire compliance and roof replacement work makes up the balance of the
contract. The orchestra pit will also be extended.

“The scope of the foundation capacity has been increased so that if there is a
requirement in the future to increase the NBS rating to 67 per cent or greater, the
structural work will already have been done.”

The upgrade work will be undertaken in two stages; from May 4 to August 31 and then from October 19 to December 4. The Opera House will be closed during these times, the BOX OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN, and will reopen for the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake on September 5 and Sleeping Beauty on September 6 and the Gondoliers on September 12th.

GIFT VOUCHERS

THE GIFT OF ENTERTAINMENT
 
Values between $20 - $100 
 
In steps of $5
 
A Gift Voucher can be exchanged for tickets to any event on sale at the RWOH Box Office. 
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of issue.
Vouchers can only be purchased from the Box  Office
 
An additional transaction fee of $1 per voucher is charged.