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Napier Municipal Theatre

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Address: 119 Tennyson Street, Napier, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 1059
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Modern vs Deco

A stunning modern architectural building on the foreshore, the NMT stands out. With both performance and gallery spaces there is always something happening that is worth checking... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

A stunning modern architectural building on the foreshore, the NMT stands out. With both performance and gallery spaces there is always something happening that is worth checking out - at the very least, swing by the gift shop for some beautiful cards.

Thank GuavaJelly74
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

Excellent source of local history, particularly of the devastating earthquake that transformed the character of Hawkes Bay. As part of admission, the museum offers a seek/find activity for children that involved finding clues and deciphering a code. The result was a price for cracking the code and discovering the correct answer. An excellent activity to keep children engaged and assisted... More 

Thank d-milne_writer
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Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amayzing. The show couldn't get any better well done. The singing and dancing top notch. Bring on the next show to support the theatre

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 7 October 2014

Was fortunate to be in Napier and went to see the local production of "Mumma Mia". The production was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it. This art deco theatre is simply stunning. It has obviously been recently refurbished and is a joy to behold, It has a beautifully restored interior and a picturesque exterior. Well worth a visit, especially if... More 

Thank phebianMelbourne
Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Have been to many shows at the theatre and seating is comfortable and views of the stage are clear. Sound system very good

Thank NanaGlenda2013
Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

With the closure (possibly for good) of the Hastings Municipal Theatre due to earthquake risk, the Napier muni is Hawkes Bay's one remaining heritage theatre venue. The grand Art Deco architecture is a joy to behold - the much photographed exterior gives way to a beautifully restored interior crammed with subtle deco touches. Seating is comfortable, and the acoustics excellent.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Very surprised at the size once inside, restoration work has been done really well, given that it still runs shows definitely would like to have seen one.

Thank Kezza361
Warragul, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were lucky enough to attend the Ballet at his theatre . The ballet was quite beautiful, but equally stunning was this beautiful Art Deco theatre. It is worth a visit just to see it and I believe some of the organised tours do take visitors there. To go to the ballet there and take in it's atmosphere was just... More 

Thank Joy C
Braidwood, Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The theatre has been altered over time but has retained most of the original decoration and even the garish, then new neon lights. The Australian wool carpet is an exact replica of the ruined original one. A successful renovation mindful of modern safety requirements.

Thank williamblake469
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This classic art deco building is well worth going inside to see the changing lights and the artwork

Thank EssexRichard

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