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

Sunday Afternoon Movie - The Favourite
Sun 28 Jul

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. 2pm $8 Adults, $5 Students
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Antony Peebles (Presented by South Waikato Music Society)
Sun 04 Aug

Adults $25 Members $20 Students Free Door Sales Only Antony Peebles was educated at Westminster School and - with an exhibition in music - at Trinity College Cambridge. After gaining his MusB there he studied piano with Peter Katin, receiving scholarships from various sources. He has also studied with Yvonne Lefebure (on a French Government scholarship) and Jeremy Siepmann. In 1971 he won the BBC Piano Competition with a unanimous vote from the jury. Vlado Perlemuter, serving on the jury, announced that he had never heard Gaspard de la nuit played better. In the following year Mr Peebles won the Debussy Competition in France. Since then he has maintained a very busy performing career. The main feature of this has been the remarkable amount of overseas touring it has entailed: Mr Peebles has now performed in, astonishingly, 131 different countries. The most recent additions to the list were Rwanda, Armenia and Libya in 2006. At home in the UK he has played as concerto soloist with the following orchestras: London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Halle, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Welsh Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, etc..He broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and plays for music clubs up and down the country. He has recorded 6 CDs for Meridian Records. These involve a CD of Ravel piano music, a CD of Liszt operatic fantasias, etc., and 4 CDs of songs transcribed for solo piano by Liszt, viz all 55 of the Schubert songs, all 12 of the Schumann songs and all 9 of the Mendelssohn songs that Liszt transcribed. The first of these Schubert CDs was voted 3rd Best Recording of the Month by 'Classic CD' Magazine.
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The Kugels (Arts on Tour NZ)
Sat 28 Sep

Music that makes you want to dance – wild, spirited and haunting. Take three former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Robin Perks, Debbie Rawson and Jacqueline Nordon, a top New Zealand composer and Arts Laureate, Ross Harris, and a shared passion for Klezmer music, and you have The Kugels! The folk idiom of the Jewish people, Klezmer, was originally played at weddings and other celebrations in Eastern and Central Europe This music gained popularity in America with the arrival of Yiddish speaking immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assimilating jazz elements into the mix.
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Regular events

Plaza Indoor Bowling Club
Thu 18 Jul
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Mah Jong
Mon 22 Jul
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Lead and Star Social Dance Classes
Mon 22 Jul
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Zumba
Tue 23 Jul
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Putaruru 50 +
Tue 23 Jul
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Wolfe Hearing Clinic
Thu 25 Jul
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