Welcome to The Plaza

Welcome to The Plaza, South Waikato's premium performing arts centre. We are available to hire for small and large events.

Our newly renovated proscenium arch theatre features a 9-bar fly tower, ample parking, full wheelchair access, excellent dressing rooms/studio with kitchen and showering facilities, gas heating, retractable seats to reveal large floor, and the best acoustics you’ve heard in years!

We boast very reasonable rates. Call us – you'll be surprised at what we can offer!

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Featured Events

Teacher Strike Day Movie Screening - School of Rock
Wed 29 May

10am $8 Adults, $5 Students PG After being kicked out of his rock band, guitarist Dewey Finn faces a mountain of debts and depression. He shares an apartment with an old band member, Ned Schneebly, who is now a substitute teacher. Dewey accepts a job as a substitute teacher at a snobbish private elementary school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful result on his students. He learns they are talented young musicians, and he decides to form a rock band with them to win the $10,000 prize money in a local band contest. Once Dewey wins a competition called "Battle of the Bands", the prize money would solve his financial problems and put him back in the rock music spotlight. Check out the trailer here: http://bit.ly/30ls0m7
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MY NAME IS MOANA - Arts on Tour NZ
Fri 31 May

MY NAME IS MOANA with electro-wizard Paddy Free is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the Ocean led by singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto. This music, which is so interwoven with New Zealand’s identify, has taken her from garage parties in South Auckland to exotic stages right around the world. Using an intoxicating mixture of music, myth and personal anecdote, we discover and share our relationship to the Ocean – and to each other. Haere mai. Moana and her musicians host their own little garage party, and you’re invited. Bring your own guitar or ukulele! Join them for a delightful showcase of sublime singing and captivating storytelling that will draw you in, make you think, feel, laugh, sing along and possibly even dance. Thank you for caressing our consciousness and humanity with your music (Wellington)
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Dr Seuss' - The Cat in the Hat
Sat 08 Jun

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's phenomenon. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain. The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother's cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes. Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly!! Tickets on sale now from The Plaza ($22-$29.50)
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Regular events

Sunday Afternoon Movie
Sun 26 May
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Mah Jong
Mon 27 May
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Lead and Star Social Dance Classes
Mon 27 May
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Zumba
Tue 28 May
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Putaruru 50 +
Tue 28 May
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Wolfe Hearing Clinic
Thu 30 May
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