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

Melbourne City Ballet- Alice in Wonderland
Sun 31 Mar

Two of Australias leading Choreographers, Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate), Collaborate to pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”. With this enchanting ballet complimented by a Tchaikovsky’s arrangement. ”Alice In Wonderland" tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to a magical world of wonder. Falling through a rabbit hole she meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious on her adventure to find her way home. Join the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter as Alice ventures through Wonderland. This all new ballet is perfect for all ages and is a magical portrayal of the classical story. Over a year in the making Melbourne City Ballet is set to entertain across Australia and New Zealand and bring a smile to both ballet audiences with its exquisite choreography and non ballet audiences through its dynamic story telling. “I am so delighted to be bringing this ballet to New Zealand, my second home, having spent over 10 years of my career at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, it is a dream come true to stage this fantastic new ballet across the country” Bradshaw said. “ The magic I felt the watching the cartoon as a child has inspired me to take on this partnership with Brendan. I want to be able to capture what I experienced as a child, and recreate it for audiences across Australia and New Zealand” Michael Pappalardo. With 40 unique costumes and newly designed tour-able sets, this ballet is sure to be a colourful and playful rendition on this story. In true Melbourne City Ballet fashion the company brings a feast of movement to the stage. “We work very hard to produce breathtaking ballets at MCB. We work closely with the dancers to ensure that everything comes together from the portrayal of the characters to how the whole ballet works together, we want a show that speaks to the audience through the whole journey.” D
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Melbourne City Ballet- Alice in Wonderland (Youth Workshops)
Sun 31 Mar

The Plaza will present Melbourne City Ballet’s touring season “Alice In Wonderland” for Waikato audiences on 31st March 2019. The evening will showcase the company’s beautiful artists as they perform the company’s most signature work, showing audiences why this company has grown such a strong following across the country over the past few years. Alice In Wonderland features intricate footwork, dazzling costumes and an emotionally intoxicating storyline that will have audiences captivated from beginner to end. The Plaza is very excited to offer young Waikato artists the chance to work alongside Melbourne City Ballet’s performing artists in their production of “Alice In Wonderland”. On 31st March 2019 Melbourne City Ballet’s company artists will visit Putaruru to perform a workshop with young dance enthusiasts to work on technique and teach their classical repertoire. At the end of the day, a small number of lucky participants will have the chance to perform at The Plaza with the company. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity with very limited places available for the day so we encourage you to book quickly. Registrations are $10 for this workshop from Eventfinda. 3pm for ages 8-12 4pm for ages 13-18
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School Holiday Movie - Mary Poppins Returns
Wed 17 Apr

Mary Poppins Returns Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. 2pm $8 Adults, $5 Students, Preschoolers FREE
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Regular events

Mah Jong
Mon 25 Mar
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Lead and Star Social Dance Classes
Mon 25 Mar
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Tue 26 Mar
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Wolfe Hearing Clinic
Thu 28 Mar
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South Waikato Grey Power
Thu 28 Mar
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Plaza Indoor Bowling Club
Thu 28 Mar
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