The Dorothy Winstone Centre is a centrally located theatre with 795 seats, ample parking, and full backstage facilities including dressing rooms and lounge.
It is available for hire and is versatile to suit almost any event and budget. It is suggested that bookings should be made at least six months in advance to secure availability.
The theatre itself has a 795 tiered-seating amphitheatre style auditorium. The stage is a sprung rimu stage covered with a black vinyl floor suitable for many purposes.
It can be hired either on a half-hire basis for 353 seats for more intimate events, or on a full-hire basis for the full 795 capacity. We have free public parking, for up to 160 cars, available at gates 2 and 4.
Full concert PA sound system is available consists of Amps, DVD/CD Players, Speakers and 36 channel Mixer Console. If the mixer is used, the resident sound technician must be hired to operate.
Stage dimensions are 16.5m wide x 6.5m deep with about 3.5m of wing space either side. There are two levels of upstage tabs, but no front tabs. This is an open proscenium stage. All black curtaining are on rails, and can be adjusted to your stage framing needs.