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The Riverbank Centre is the home of Whangarei Theatre Company, and was built by company members in the 1980s.  We currently produce 3 or 4 shows each year, with the majority being musicals.  If you would like to join the company please complete the membership application form and return it to us.  If you would like more information about the company please contact us, and to see the Constitution please click here.

Whangarei Theatre Company is run by the Executive Committee who are elected annually and meet monthly, and are expected to follow the Code of Conduct.  See the minutes of the meetings here.

The building contains a main auditorium, the smaller Hatea room, dressing rooms, a workshop and a kitchen.

The main auditorium features a large stage with tiered seating for 170, an orchestra pit and a control room.

The smaller Hatea room features a stage, the bar and seating for 100.  It is used for dining before performances, and is ideal for private functions such as meetings and parties.The facilities in the Riverbank Centre can be hired, and packages can be developed to include the use of the company’s technical equipment subject to availability.

For more information about hiring the theatre please email us.


We have a large properties store, and items can be hired.  If you would like more information please email us with your request.


Next to the orchestra pit we have our music store room and our library.


Our storage building in Finlayson Street houses our wardrobe, as well as most of the materials used for building sets.  

Costumes and set pieces can be hired - please email us with your requests.