Benefits of membership
When you join the Friends of the Regent Theatre, you’ll get all kinds of perks and benefits, from invitations to exclusive events, concession ticket prices, and special offers from some of our amazing local businesses – what’s not to love?!
You will no longer pay booking fees for Regent Theatre events and you’ll be entered into draws for tickets as well as getting regular updates about what’s on and what’s coming up.
Click the box below to see the special offers, and to access them, just present your Friends of the Regent membership card in store or when you book. (They will change from time to time – what’s listed is what’s on offer for you now and supersedes any previous promotions.)
For those of you who would like to play a more hands on role with the Theatre, it is overseen by a Board which is elected each year and all members are eligible both to stand for election and to vote.
Annual membership is only $50 per person.
Benefits are individual and not transferable.
2018 Programme of Friends Events
February 21st Treading the Boards—Above & Below
Join us for a lively behind the curtain and below the stage tour of the Regent Theatre, and then meet us in the Clarkson Room for wine and nibbles to hear Dr. Stuart Young, Professor and Head of the University of Otago’s Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts. This is the perfect way to kick off the 2018 Theatre season.
May 2nd Penguins!
New Zealand is blessed with amazing wildlife and many of them are endangered species. Rosalie Goldsworthy of Penguin Rescue (penguins.org.nz) will discuss her team’s work with the Yellow-Eyed Penguin population in Moeraki.
Special Event -June 23rd Friends of the Regent Winter Solstice Party
Hot chocolate and nibbles will be available to Friends members and their families in the Clarkson Room prior to the annual Winter Festival parade. Come for a warm drink and chat before you find your place on the parade route or stay upstairs and view the procession from above.
August 15th Real Reels
Our own projectionist, Russell Campbell will discuss film and the early days. A perfect segue into better enjoyment of the International Film Festival.
November 14th And visions of Sugarplums danced in their heads…
In anticipation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Katya French will discuss the ballet, Tchaikovsky and his works as well as Russian history. Katya studied musical history for eight years in Moscow. Come hear a Russian insider’s view of this masterwork.
December 12 th The Magic of Pixietown
Be a child again as Kirsty Glengarry from the Toitu Otago Settler’s Museum tells the history, trivia and secrets behind one of Dunedin’s most beloved Christmas traditions, Pixietown with festive nibbles and friends.Offers for our Friends Become a Friend