Welcome to The Plaza Theatre, 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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August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand.

Emma (2020) – Sunday Movie

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our August Sunday movie is Emma (2020):   Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking - in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsOwj0PR5Sk   Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Waotu Puketurua Garden Club Fundraising Movie – Wildrose

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Woatu Puketurua Garden Club are putting on a fundraiser for their club.     For just $10 you could have some lovely morning tea followed by the movie Wild Rose.     Wild Rose: Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tenn., on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Ths6k7qXk   Tickets…

Dave Dobbyn – Open Up tour

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dave Dobbyn is coming to The Plaza! Dave Dobbyn is welcoming New Zealander’s freedom to come together in music by hosting a series of shows in August. “My last performance was on Zoom for the Music Helps charity that provides assistance to all those behind the scenes who have lost work. Now I have the opportunity to open up our horizons again, to put the band and crew on the road and bond through real-life gatherings” said Dobbyn. “We are…

Adam McLean – Coming home to the PUT!

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Adam McLean Coming Home to the PUT! This show is in honour of all the good people of Putaruru and it's surrounding neighbours of the Waikato Region. Doors at 7:30pm - Music from 8:30pm finishing up around 12. This will be a mix of all the good time bangers and Adam McLean's own original music. Kyle McLean will be joining forcing to create the 'The McLean Brother'. This coincides with the release of his debut EP and singles. Let's make…

The ABBA Show

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the…

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