Con­struc­tion date set for Wa­ter­front Theatre

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

The Auck­land Theatre Com­pany hopes to be­gin con­struc­tion of Wyn­yard Quar­ter’s Wa­ter­front Theatre in Au­gust.

It has raised the $35 mil­lion needed for the new 600-seat com­plex, to be lo­cated on the cor­ner of Halsey and Jel­li­coe streets, and is now fi­nal­is­ing plans with the Auck­land Coun­cil be­fore it gets the green light.

Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to be­gin in Au­gust and it is hoped the theatre will open in 2016.

The theatre will be­come the per­ma­nent home of the com­pany.

Gen­eral man­ager Lester McGrath says the com­pany re­ceived sup­port from pri­vate and pub­lic bene­fac­tors for the project, in­clud­ing $10m from the Auck­land Coun­cil which kick- started the fundrais­ing cam­paign three years ago.

‘‘We’re thrilled that this dream is now be­com­ing a re­al­ity and look for­ward to giv­ing Auck­land an in­ter­na­tional-stan­dard theatre and arts com­plex.’’

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