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

Two Kiwi Classics in concert for the first time!
Harmonic Resonators and The Nukes


March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale story.


May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

From Chapquist Entertainment, the creators of the hit show OH WHAT A NIGHT! comes a unique new musical revue celebrating four of the most iconic singing groups known for their soaring vocal harmonies.

‘AUSTEN FOUND’ – Arts On Tour

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Improvised musical in the style of Jane Austen Arts on Tour.

‘KITCHEN CHAOS’ – Arts On Tour

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When magic is accidentally let loose in the kitchen, everything is turned topsy-turvy.


August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 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.

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Hey everyone! Make sure to mark the 7th of March in your diaries for this amazing workshop! Tickets are available through Councillor Sandra Wallace and at The Cow Cafe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing everyone a happy holiday from the team at The Plaza Theatre Putaruru. Our office is closed from Monday the 23rd of December 2019 until Monday the 13th of January 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Plaza Theatre Putaruru

Kuranui School put on a wonderful production last night at The Plaza Theatre Putaruru. With amazing direction from their talented theatre loving Principal Paula Hastings, expert technical assistance from ACLX and support from their hardworking teachers and PTA the show offered their students an awesome learning opportunity in a theatre environment.

Although our 2020 calendar is filling up fast there are still limited dates remaining for school productions, special movie screenings and community events. Get in contact with us to see what we can offer you next year!
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