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The Royal Wanganui Opera House is one of the venues comprising the portfolio of Whanganui Venues & Events.

A landmark cultural icon, and the last remaining working Victorian theatre in the southern hemisphere, the Royal Wanganui Opera House offers an opulent setting for traditional performances, seminars, awards and ceremonies, weddings, and keynote presentations.

The venue is fully equipped with every audio visual requirement, and our Technical Lead can assist with setup and technical advice, ensuring your event is a success. Pre-show and intermission refreshments can be provided in the upper bar area, and a ticketing box office is conveniently located in the foyer.

The Auditorium has comfortable, contemporary tiered seating for 800 people, over two levels, and a stage area of 110 square metres. 

The Lounge area adjacent to the bar on the upper floor has capacity for up to 50 guests offering the perfect intimate venue for small meetings and cocktail evenings. 

The Annex provides a wonderful and quirky backstage experience for small groups looking for an extraordinary venue. It can comfortably host up to 40 guests. 

To view the calendar of available dates click here, however, if the date you require is not initially showing as available, please don't hesitate to contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can work with you to provide a seamless end-to-end experience that brings your event to life.

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