Oamaru Opera House
Oamaru Opera House
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The beautiful Oamaru Opera House stands resplendent in historic Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand. Built over a century ago the Oamaru Opera House is still the first choice for quality entertainment, meeting space and conferencing in North Otago. The Opera House is open to the public 8:30am to 4pm weekdays and 10am to 1pm Saturdays. Feel free to come in and have a look around. For formal tours, staff are available 10am to 1pm weekdays.
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cpcog
Sydney, Australia1,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The opera house is beautiful. I did take a photo outside. It should be nice to have a chance to watch a concert or musical inside!
Written 6 January 2022
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chrisandbarbara
Dunedin, New Zealand144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We were lucky to catch a Bach concert by NZ Symphony in this heritage building. Intimate and great acoustics. Take the time to inhale the inside ambience - old posters and quaint windows. Check it out during the day and return at night for the beautiful light show.
Written 8 November 2020
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Scott Marks
Auckland Central, New Zealand361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I didn't have a chance to see the interior, but at night the exterior lights up and puts on a colourful show.
Written 21 May 2020
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Bruce C
Wavell Heights135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
And once they probably did. But how many are still standing and thorughly restored to practical status? See this one just for that significance, and the architecture both inside and out. Stylish eatery on the foyer level open to the public. Check out the shows. The local Musical group were about to start a season of "Mama Mia", for example, last July. Have a night out at the Opera House...in Oamaru!
Written 21 July 2018
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Lynda415
Dunedin, New Zealand29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Far less hassle to book online for anything. The service today at the booking counter was so inefficient that we walked away.
Written 8 July 2018
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We fully understand frustrations at the ticket office. With four days until the Mamma Mia season opening the evening shows are heavily booked which has caused some delays at purchase point trying to find a suitable seat for patrons. Email reply from Lynda415: "Following our disappointing experience at the booking desk, we were delighted to receive a quick and sincere response from the Director, who went out of her way to compensate us and to ensure that we are able to enjoy what will be a top quality show. We thank her for this."
Written 10 July 2018
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Visited on Sunday 29th April. This is a fine example of the many grand Victorian Buildings that still line Thames Street in Oamaru and still used today to entertain the locals . Suggest you plan to spend sometime walking along the street and taking it all in.
Written 17 June 2018
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Vivienne S
Arrowtown, New Zealand42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
What a wonderful resource for Oamaru! Such a beautifully restored centre that’s clearly well used by the local and surrounding area. I’d love to come back for an event - they’re advertising ballet, to Mama Mia, to comedy over the next few months and it all looks great. Love it - well done people of Oamaru for having the vision to look after your heritage and to put it to such good use too. Awesome 😎 ...and the coffee is good too!
Written 3 April 2018
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Heather C
Oamaru, New Zealand54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
I have visiited the opera house cafe and bar twice monthly for the last 5 years. I belong to a group that meets in their downstairs foyer. This is a nice area with a nice ambience, for coffee and scone/toasted roll or muffin. Friendly staff, very clean, newspaper, and an opportunity to look around one of oamaru's heritage buildings. The theatre part of the opera house is used for many live shows, and the upstairs rooms are used for conference and meetings. It is a wonderful old building for those that like to view our past.
Written 12 January 2018
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Linda H
Oamaru, New Zealand21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
For a small fee you can tread the boards where the famous have performed and soak up the resplendent atmosphere as you weave backstage and into the stalls ,looking up and seeing the crystal chandelier .Have coffee and cake out front . Imagine having weddings there and photos on the steps !!!Such a unique opportunity .Come visit and experience it for yourself .
Written 12 September 2017
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Paulcartlidge
Oamaru, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
This is a first class venue for a whole host of performing arts, conferences or other activities. Beautiful architecture and decor and excellent facilities.
Written 23 May 2017
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