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Napier Municipal Theatre

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Napier Municipal Theatre

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Guided 10am Morning Art Deco Walk From Napier Art Deco Trust
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Guided 10am Morning Art Deco Walk From Napier Art Deco Trust

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Start your day with an easygoing walking tour around Napier’s Art Deco Quarter. Visit some of Napier’s iconic art deco buildings and hear from your guide about the people and events that shaped them. If you’ve just arrived in Napier, this is a great opportunity to get your bearings and see a different side of the city’s distinct architecture.
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MaxNeumegen wrote a review Jan 2020
Napier, New Zealand81 contributions21 helpful votes
Art Deco style in action. Ask to have a look around inside, or go for a show. Bring your student ID for "rush" discounts. Ask. Lots of shows. Need a seating map to see what is where when booking online. Google it. Need to double check by writing down the URL that you are in the offical and correct website for tickets. Too many fake scam ticketers online now. If in doubt, stop, ring the theatre. if there are pre-show talks, go to them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Catherine G wrote a review Sep 2019
The Vines, Australia35 contributions4 helpful votes
We were fortunate to received a guided tour of the magnificent theatre, following our walking tour of the fabulous centre of Napier. The extensions to the theatre have been done to blend sympathetically with the original beauty of this Art Deco masterpiece, and done well. The original build has fabulous detail, considering it was built during the depression, and post earthquake when times were tough. A wonderful testament to the good people of Napier, of the time. I'm only sorry we couldn't attend a show here. Definitely worth a visit, and highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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kpiddy wrote a review Jul 2019
Brisbane, Australia11,557 contributions1,116 helpful votes
Napier Municipal Theatre is one of many beautiful preserved art-deco buildings in Tennyson Street, we were fortunate to be taken inside by our walking tour guide on a quiet afternoon as the theatre was preparing for a production that night. The main auditorium was stunning, the large ceiling light and its changing colours was most impressive as were the old-fashioned red velvet seats, the theatre can hold around a thousand patrons. The old ticket office foyer was also well preserved with its elegant wooden ticket office booth and geometrical art-deco lampshade. We wished we had seen a production during our short stay in Napier, tickets available (reasonably priced) for that night but we had a confirmed booking.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Grant N wrote a review May 2019
Hastings, New Zealand1,116 contributions179 helpful votes
Went to the theatre to see Les Miserables local Operatic Society production. The Theatre is looking great with the Art Deco decoration really good. We arrived a bit early so were able to get a table and chairs in the foyer. Decided to have a wine while waiting and the staff behind the bar were most accommodating and happy to have a laugh with us while serving. The seating inside the theatre was good - it wad a long show but the seats didn't cause too much in the way of numbness which was a plus as some theatres tend to make you want to get up and walk around to ease the stiffness. The interval break meant a rush for the facilities - the mens was able to accommodate quite a crowd which was also a very real plus! The show itself was very professional and we loved it - Les Mis is still the best musical drama ever!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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leoniehastings wrote a review Feb 2019
Hastings, New Zealand504 contributions46 helpful votes
Awesome place for entertainment and events. Art Deco decor which adds to the attraction. Excellent facilities and shows concerts etc. in the city so park and walk . Although it has parking all around it. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: January 2019
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