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

Gloria's Handbag
Wed 31 May

Arts on Tour and The South Waikatio Arts Trust Presents: Gloria's Handbag Wednesday, 31st May 2017 7.30pm Tickets $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors from The Plaza, iSite Tokoroa, Diamond Jewellers Matamata, and Eventfinda A modern magical mystery with music from The Magic Flute “It’s imperative to have a good handbag when you are on the way out.” It is 2021 in Nelson and Gloria, aged 97, hasn’t long to live. Her son Craig is pushing her to move to a “retireville” but she wants to die in her own home. On a whim, Gloria buys an extraordinary designer handbag. This purchase sets off a series of unusual events which transform Gloria’s remaining days and enable her to send a message to the future. Written by Helen Moulder and Sue Rider (Meeting Karpovsky, Playing Miss Havisham); handbag design by Gillie Coxill; First production – Circa Theatre, Wellington (March 2014) "Highly enjoyable entertainment" Dominion Post "There are so many goodies in Gloria’s Handbag, it's well worth rummaging through" Theatreview “Helen Moulder as Gloria is a marvel…six characters, expert storytelling, opera singing and magic tricks, all performed by a cast of one" Keeping up with NZ.
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Meet the NZ Fieldays Rural Bachelors
Thu 15 Jun

Come along for a night of entertainment and meet the Rural Bachelors as they face 'challanges' on stage. Coffee and Food vendors will be on site for your convienance and the bar will be open. Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm. Book a table for groups of 4 or more for $25 a ticket or a standard seat for $20 a ticket. Tickets available from: Pride in Putaruru - 2 Overdale Street Putaruru Putaruru Tyres - 103 Tirau Street, Putaruru Farmlands - 106 State Highway 1, Putaruru or call Raewyn on 027 281 0342
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