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Concerts & Theatre Shows

Events & Venues Rotorua manages a portfolio of versatile entertainment venues in Rotorua - ideal for indoor and outdoor concerts, theatre and dance, cultural events and touring shows.

Our venues host a growing number of international touring acts, performers and entertainment, as well as many annual New Zealand touring shows.

Depending on the specifics of your event, suitable venues may include the Energy Events Centre, the Civic Theatre (located within the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, and the Rotorua International Stadium.

Rotorua Civic Theatre

Indoor Concerts

Our venues have a proven track record when it comes to hosting international, national and local music, dance and comedy acts, including the likes of Billy Ocean, the New Zealand Ballet, Paul Potts and Paul Young.

The Civic Theatre, located within the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, has modern and comfortable seating for 686 people with full sound and lighting facilities. Back stage has a counter-weight system with access on stage from both wings. Additional back stage facilities include three levels of changing rooms to accommodate both the star and the chorus lines.

For your convenience Events & Venues also operates a Ticketmaster Box Office at the front of the Rotorua Convention Centre, providing tickets for a number of Rotorua Events & Venues’ events.

The Energy Events Centre has the capability to play host to everything from rock concerts to the ballet, catering for up to 3000 people at a concert.

Rotorua International Stadium

Outdoor Concerts

Outdoor concerts are a highlight in Rotorua, with our venue fitting the bill – the Rotorua International Stadium.

UB40, the Searchlight Tattoo and the Raggamuffin reggae festival are amongst concerts and festivals successfully staged at the Rotorua International Stadium - performing to 40,000 fans. Located just ten minutes drive from the heart of downtown Rotorua, the Rotorua International Stadium offers extensive car parking and can cater for all types of sporting, concert and festival events.

We have a list of professional suppliers, including a range of caterers, audio visual suppliers and event theming specialists, guaranteed to help you create a truly memorable, successful event.
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