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

Movie - Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 7pm
Fri 30 Sep

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neil), and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi masterfully weaves lively humour with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.
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Movie - The Angry Birds Movie - 2pm
Thu 06 Oct

Find out why the birds are so angry! When and island populated by happy, fightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to.
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The Topp Twins
Sat 08 Oct

The Topp Twins take to the stage at The Plaza for the first time ever with an intimate evening of comedy, stories and songs. The Twins’ infamous alter-egos the Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader and the Bowling Ladies, fresh from their TV series Topp Country will delight all ages. Described as “national treasures” (The New Zealand Listener) with an ability to “play the audience like a Stradivarius” (The Advertiser, Adelaide). Expect a memorable night of entertainment as New Zealands’ well-loved daughters present an evening up close and personal with their trademark sense of fun and of course a yodel or two. Don’t miss the iconic duo’s ‘An Evening with The Topp Twins’ at The Plaza Theatre for one night only! Tickets $40 are available from The Plaza, iSite Tokoroa and Eventfinda. Seating is allocated so get in quick to choose a great seat and to avoid missing out! Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
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