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

JUBILATION! 7pm
Sat 24 Feb

Tickets, $30, on sale from Eventfinda, The Plaza, iSite Tokoroa and Diamond Jewellers Matamata. Jubilation is a unique beast – an acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart. A 33-strong vocal supergroup, jubilation sing soul, blues and country-infused gospel from the songbooks of Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Curtis Mayfield, Don McGlashan, Isaac Hayes, Blind Willie Johnson and Emmy Lou Harris. Featuring well known singers Rick Bryant, Jackie Clarke and Jennifer Ward-Lealand, the choir’s diverse ensemble includes several professional musicians, a psychologist, a builder, a maker of super yachts, a handful of actors and a lecturer in Russian. Jubilation has performed all over New Zealand to crowds large and small - from 10,000 plus on the main stage at WOMAD to an intimate 60-something at The Old Cheese Factory near Arrowtown. They can also be heard singingbacking vocals behind Hollie Smith on ‘Bathe In The River’, Don McGlashan’s Silver Scroll award winning hit from the movie ‘Number 2’. ‘Jubilation have brought heart and soul - and a damned fine choir and soloists - to festival audiences up and down the country.’ Philip Tremewan – Festival Director – Wanaka, Tauranga, Taupo & Christchurch.
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Sunday Movie - Victoria and Abdul
Sun 25 Feb

2pm - $8 Adults, $5 Students Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.
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Rado and Raybon Save the World (Arts on Tour NZ)
Tue 27 Mar

7.30pm Rado and Raybon Save the World Leading comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado team up to perform a two hour show in which stand-up lights the way to Rado and Raybon solving problems posed by each night’s audience. The first half is a stand-up comedy set by each comedian. In the second half, they take the stage together and answer questions, throwing fuel on the burning issues as determined by the audience on the night. Tickets on sale for $25 from Eventfinda*, The Plaza, iSite Tokoroa and Diamond Jewellers Matamata (*booking fees may apply).
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Regular events

Sunday Movie
Sun 25 Mar
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Sunday Movie
Sun 22 Apr
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Sunday Movie
Sun 27 May
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Sunday Movie
Sun 24 Jun
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Sunday Movie
Sun 29 Jul
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Sunday Movie
Sun 26 Aug
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