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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South Waikato’s Got Talent Show

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

South Waikato has talent Show Saturday 26 June 2021 7pm @ The Plaza Putaruru. Doors open from 6.30pm 2 Divisions Adult & Youth $500 prize for each division 3 Judges on night Limited numbers per section. Light Supper included Well known and respected MC Auctions, spot prizes and raffles on night. Tickets available from The Plaza, Van Dyks, Rotary Putaruru and Pride in Putaruru Office $10 teen - $20 adult - $30 couple - $40 family Another fabulous fundraiser for…

Sunday Movie – The Dry

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Dry Aaron Falk goes back home to his drought-stricken town to attend a tragic funeral. However, his return reopens the door to the unsolved death of a teenage girl. 27th June at 2pm Tickets are: $5 for students  $8 for adults  Door sales only.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X7KkP68RZE

Waikato Country Music Awards

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Iron Fists 11 – Pride in Putaruru Fight Night

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

John Parker will get his first New Zealand national (NZPBA version) title opportunity on the 10th of July at The Plaza in Putāruru in a rematch against Egelani Taito. Nigel Elliot is just fresh off promoting his show at Lake Karapiro, has announced his next show in the small town of Putāruru. If you don’t know where Putāruru is, you will most likely drive through it if your travelling from Auckland or Hamilton to Taupō, right before Tokoroa. Located in…

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, relive the beautiful country harmonies, the rockin’ guitar solos and the masterful songwriting in all its glory, performed live on stage. Hear all the classic tracks that topped the charts and tested the boundaries of Rock and Country including Hotel California, Desperado, Take…

The Bee Gees Night Fever!

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production with over 2 hours of LIVE engaging entertainment showcased through vibrant state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and of course a handpicked international cast that will immerse…

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