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

South Waikato Country Music
Fri 25 May

South Waikato Country Music 7pm 4th Friday of every month
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Sunday Movie - The Greatest Showman
Sun 27 May

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted? The South Waikato Arts Trust is delighted to announce a new bus service to transport patrons from Tokoroa to The Plaza, Putaruru to view our monthly Sunday movies. The bus will collect patrons along the Urban Connector route from 12noon on Sunday the 22nd of April and will do so for our monthly movies throughout autumn and winter 2018. Due to a generous grant from the Len Reynolds Trust this is a free service for residents to attend our movies at The Plaza. There will be tea and coffee available to purchase at The Plaza before the movie which starts at 2pm. The movie admission cost is $8 for adults or $5 for students. The bus will drop off patrons following the Urban Connector route at the completion of the movie.
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South Waikato Music Society Present: Saxophone and Marimba Duo
Sun 10 Jun

2.30pm Michael Jamieson (saxophone) and Yoshiko Tsuruta (marimba) The New Zealand leading saxophonist and marimbist joined together for duo concerts. By playing not only classical music, but also other genres, Michael and Yoshiko will provide entertainment that appeals to a diverse audience. Michael is in demand as an orchestral and chamber saxophonist, working regularly with groups such as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra (NL) and Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Yoshiko has performed in several concertos on marimba with different orchestras, including Christchurch Symphony Orchestra(Christchurch), St Matthew’s Chamber orchestra (Auckland), NZSM Orchestra (Wellington) and Waikato University Orchestra (Hamilton). o Adults $25, Members $20, Students Free, Door Sales Only, No Eftpos.
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Regular events

Sunday Movie
Sun 24 Jun
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Sunday Movie
Sun 29 Jul
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South Waikato Country Music
Fri 24 Aug
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Sunday Movie
Sun 26 Aug
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Aspire Arts Junior Production
Sat 22 Sep
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Sunday Movie
Sun 23 Sep
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