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Oamaru Opera House

Closed Now: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Every Town Should Have One

And once they probably did. But how many are still standing and thorughly restored to practical... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Wavell Heights
Oamaru Opera House

Visited on Sunday 29th April. This is a fine example of the many grand Victorian Buildings that... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Caloundra, Australia
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The beautiful Oamaru Opera House stands resplendent in historic Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand. Built over a century ago the Oamaru Opera House is still the first choice for quality entertainment, meeting space and conferencing in North Otago...more
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90 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-433 0779
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

And once they probably did. But how many are still standing and thorughly restored to practical status? See this one just for that significance, and the architecture both inside and out. Stylish eatery on the foyer level open to the public. Check out the shows....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Far less hassle to book online for anything. The service today at the booking counter was so inefficient that we walked away.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynda415
David M, Marketing Manager at Oamaru Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

We fully understand frustrations at the ticket office. With four days until the Mamma Mia season opening the evening shows are heavily booked which has caused some delays at purchase point trying to find a suitable seat for patrons. Email reply from Lynda415: "Following our...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Visited on Sunday 29th April. This is a fine example of the many grand Victorian Buildings that still line Thames Street in Oamaru and still used today to entertain the locals . Suggest you plan to spend sometime walking along the street and taking it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful resource for Oamaru! Such a beautifully restored centre that’s clearly well used by the local and surrounding area. I’d love to come back for an event - they’re advertising ballet, to Mama Mia, to comedy over the next few months and it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank VivS844
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I have visiited the opera house cafe and bar twice monthly for the last 5 years. I belong to a group that meets in their downstairs foyer. This is a nice area with a nice ambience, for coffee and scone/toasted roll or muffin. Friendly staff,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank HeatherC3418
Reviewed 12 September 2017

For a small fee you can tread the boards where the famous have performed and soak up the resplendent atmosphere as you weave backstage and into the stalls ,looking up and seeing the crystal chandelier .Have coffee and cake out front . Imagine having weddings...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a first class venue for a whole host of performing arts, conferences or other activities. Beautiful architecture and decor and excellent facilities.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Paulcartlidge
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautifully restored and so glad that the anti restoration people didn't win when this was causing a stroppy public debate several years ago. We attended the Abba musical a few months ago and he acoustics and size of stage suited the show well. The coffee...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Rme48
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Lovely old building with a stunningly done up opera house inside. We had a chance to look inside and admire the restoration of a lovely old dame.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Redgaucho
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

They serve ALLPRESS coffee and that's all a corporate traveler needs to fuel up for the drive north to Christchurch or south to Dunedin Found it to be a very charming building

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mikejstark
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Wendy M
12 September 2015|
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I am sorry, I dont know the tour times