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

Creative Waikato - Bringing Touring Shows to Your Town
Wed 07 Sep

Creative Waikato are running a free half day workshop at The Plaza Putaruru. Learn how to successfully attract and host touring works in your town. In this fun, free interactive workshop you will gain a good understanding of what’s involved in bringing touring work to your town and be given the tools to successfully facilitate touring work. You will also – • Get clear on what you are trying to achieve in bringing in a work • Understand the difference between hiring a work, buying in a work, entering into a joint venture arrangement and the pros and cons of each • Look at collaboration and partnership and begin a conversation to facilitate this!
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The North Shore Male Choir
Sun 11 Sep

For the pure enjoyment of keeping alive the traditions of our founders, The North Shore Male Choir, with a membership of 50, today continues to perform concerts throughout the Auckland province and beyond. They go from strength to strength under the professional guidance of their Music Director, Lynn John , a Welsh Opera singer and tutor of renown. 2pm. Tickets $20 Senior/Students, $25 Adults
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Movie - Me Before You - 2pm
Sun 25 Sep

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change each other for all time.
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Regular events

Hands Across the Waters – Trans-Tasman Piano Duo
Fri 09 Sep
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