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Napier Municipal Theatre

Picture of Municipal Theatre at night.The Napier Municipal Theatre's unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation. The theatre is a model of architectural beauty and Art Deco style and its stage has been graced with international acts and local performers alike.

The theatre has a seating capacity of 993. The stunning auditorium is available for hire for everything from stage productions to corporate launches.

The circular Pan Pac foyer offers yet another stunning environment in which to entertain, exhibit, conference or simply hold an unforgettable function.

Seating 300 theatre-style or 80 banquet-style this attractive foyer is an ideal small entertainment venue complete with full bar servery facilities. The Pan Pac foyer is also home to the Napier agency of Ticketek one of New Zealand's largest ticket booking agencies. The friendly and helpful Ticketing staff can assist you with up and coming events and concert bookings nationwide and right here at the Napier Municipal Theatre.

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Napier Municipal Theatre Images

Picture looking down at the foyer of The Municipal Theatre.  Entrance to the Municpal Theatre. Wide angle shot taking in all of the Municipal Theatre.  How the entrance to the Municipal Theatre looked before 1931 Earthquake.  View of the stage at the Municipal Theatre before the 1931 Earthquake.  Looking out at the seating as it was prior to the 1931 Earthquake.  Foyer at Municipal Theatre as it was prior to the 1931 Earthquake.  Picture of entrane to Municipal Theatre as night falls.  Picture of Municipal Theatre at night.

Fees and Charges

Napier Municipal Theatre Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Theatre Hire Fee (incl GST)
 
Professional (per day) 
Note: Terms and conditions apply, available on application.
Note: Multiday / Commercial fees may be subject to negotiation at the discretion of the manager.
Note: Includes the use of the stage, auditorium, foyers for entrance, dressing rooms, personnel (House Manager, cashier (maximum of 2 hours), and theatre technician (not exceeding 8 hours)), house sound and lighting as installed at time of hire, cleaning of public foyers, toilets and auditorium.
Note: Energy charges as per meter reading and additional staffing costs are chargeable on final invoice.
Professional (per day) $2,632.00 
Setup/pack-out $618.00 
Rehearsal $1,000.00 
Deposit Required * $1000.00 
Community (per day) 
Note: Terms and conditions apply, available on application.
Note: Includes the use of the stage, auditorium, foyers for entrance, dressing rooms, personnel (House Manager, cashier (maximum of 2 hours), and theatre technician (not exceeding 8 hours)), house sound and lighting as installed at time of hire, cleaning of public foyers, toilets and auditorium.
Note: Energy charges as per meter reading and additional staffing costs are chargeable on final invoice.
Community (per day) $1,560.00 
Setup/pack-out $355.00 
Rehearsal $619.00 
Deposit required * $500.00 
Public Meetings (per day) 
Note: Terms and conditions apply, available on application.
Note: Includes the use of the fore-stage only, auditorium, Port of Napier foyer for entrance, house sound and lighting as installed at time of hire.
Note: Energy charges as per meter reading and additional staffing costs are chargeable on final invoice.
Public Meetings (per day) $1,000.00 
Setup/pack-out $354.00 
Deposit required * $1000.00 

Individual Room Hire (per hour) Fee (incl GST)
Note: Terms and conditions apply, available on application
Note: Minimum 3-hour hire of any area applies. In general bookings are accepted/confirmed only within a six-week period prior to the proposed date. All other costs (staffing, equipment, energy, catering and cleaning) are chargeable on final invoice.
Pan Pac Foyer 
Pan Pac Foyer - Including Port of Napier Foyer $110.00 
Napier Building Society Mezzanine 
Napier Building Society Mezzanine - only with other areas $50.00 
Westpac Bank Function Room 
Westpac Bank Function Room $50.00 
Rotary Room 
Rotary Room $35.00 

Equipment Hire (per day) Fee (incl GST)
Note: Other equipment can be sourced as required through local agencies
Staffing 
The Theatre is staffed by certified and approved Napier City Council personnel. Staff and energy charges are available on request for quotation to hire venue.  

Pianos Fee (incl GST)
Note: Community and student rates are available on request
Municipal Theatre Steinway 
Concert Hire (per performance)  $293.00 
Lunchtime concerts in foyer (per performance) $83.00 
Non-performance hires in foyer (per hour) $30.00 
Piano Tuning (per tuning) Price On Application 
Municipal Theatre Yamaha Upright or Challen Grand 
Piano hire (per performance) $79.00 
Piano hire (non-performance) $32.00 
Piano Tuning (per tuning) Price On Application 

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