Topic: Majestic Theatre

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A brief history

Operated in Tutanekai Street for about 60 years up to March 1989.

Excerpts from Rotorua newspapers, in Rotorua Theatres booklet compiled by Allan Webb.

The site in 1911 was an Assembly Hall which was later used to welcome King Edward VII. In 1925 it was known as the Kings Theatre, this original hall was demolished and  rebuilt, in 1937 it was the Majestic Ballroom, later the 'new' Majestic Theatre  was listed as having 830 seats some of which were 'cuddle' seats which hailed from the days when couples were 'courting'. The theatre was demolished in Jan 1990.

Other resources :

Programmes. Held Alexander Turnbull Library 
Operatic Society. "Rose Marie". Producer, Constance Haggart. Musical director, Andrew Carter. Majestic Theatre, Rotorua, 1961.

Rotorua Amateur Operatic Society Inc presents "The belle of New York". Produced by Gordon Sutherland; musical director Andrew Carter. Majestic Theatre, Rotorua, 16-21 July [1960]. (partly missing back cover)

Rotorua Junior Operatic Society. "Cinderella". Produced by Dorothy Bell; musical director Keith Ridings; ballet mistress Fay Donne. Majestic Theatre, 30 April - 1 May 1962




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Majestic Theatre


1267-1271 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1384642,176.2511452

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