Venue hire

With an auditorium that seats 1617 people and state of the art infrastructure, the Regent Theatre is Dunedin’s premier entertainment venue.

Our hire rates include use of the stage, auditorium, foyers, dressing rooms, the theatre technician for up to eight hours on a performance day, box office staff for door sales, Front of House Manager and Building Warden for up to four hours.

Performance crew, ushers and doorpersons, power, heating, the tannoy paging system and the use of all theatrical and lighting equipment are additional and a sound system will need to be hired in.

The Regent Theatre endorses and operates in accordance with the ‘Guide for Safe Working Practices in the New Zealand Theatre & Entertainment Industry’ (see Entertainment Technology NZ website below).

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Technical information

The Regent Theatre has a full complement of lighting and masking rig in place. We will work closely with you to get the best results possible from our set up.

Your venue hire includes eight hours with our Technical Manager to get your event set up and running. If you are likely to need more time than this, please let him know early on so he can arrange technical staff to cover (this will be an extra cost).

There is a guide below showing the sound box and auditorium and stage measurements but if you would like to come in and take your own, we can arrange a time to suit.

The Regent Theatre endorses the “Safe Rigging Practices for the Entertainment Industry in New Zealand” and the “Guide for Safe Working Practices in the New Zealand Theatre & Entertainment Industry” and operates in accordance with them. These documents are available to download below.

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