News/Reviews

Writing takes new form in crafters’ hands

May 15, 2018

The theatre will hold its book sale on June 8 and 9. Theatre trust intern Matthias Schorer said the organisers knew from past sales which donated books would not sell, even for $1, so they decided to turn them into art. Participants folded and cut the books into imaginative ornaments. The works will be sold …Read the full article

Acrobats challenge their limits to perform, entertain

November 23, 2017

Cirkopolis performer Rosita Hendry said she broke a rib while doing aerial silk acrobatics two years ago, and continued to perform for six weeks despite the pain, until she realised something was seriously wrong. ”It was sore and I knew something was wrong because the rib was moving in and out. ”Eventually, we found out …Read the full article

Danz to honour Dunlop MacTavish

November 10, 2017

Danz chief executive Anton Carter said Mrs Dunlop MacTavish was a worthy recipient. “To acknowledge Shona in this way is an important part of Danz’s work to highlight the efforts of those who have contributed to making dance what it is today — to celebrate champions with the vision and drive to go against the …Read the full article

Bringing back the foyer’s sparkle

October 11, 2017

The scaffolding is in place and work has begun on restoring the ceiling dome to its former shine. Regent Theatre director Sarah Anderson said the dome had not been cleaned or painted since 1982.The Regent Theatre Trust, which was the guardian of the theatre, had been planning the restoration of the dome for some time. …Read the full article

One of your childhood favourite stories converted to a stage show

February 20, 2017

Many people, young and old, will have fond memories of reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, with its quirky and delightful illustrations and charming tale. The Regent Theatre is very pleased to have secured the critically acclaimed stage show conversion, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, for five shows in July. The Very Hungry …Read the full article

Buyers be wary!

January 10, 2017

Sarah Anderson, Regent Theatre Director, says that tickets for some of the Regent’s events are being sold at inflated prices on overseas websites. TicketDirect is the only company authorised to sell tickets online for shows and events on at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin. “These companies bulk buy tickets legally then on-sell them at higher …Read the full article