Turner Centre
Turner Centre
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Discover what's on at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri! Serving the greater Far North District, this purpose-designed complex contains state-of-the-art features. The 408-seat theatre attracts international and local shows to the Bay of Islands. It also has multi-purpose, flexible spaces available for the community and commercial companies to use. Whether you are going to a concert, conference, workshop, board meeting, art exhibition or other event, there is always something on at the Turner Centre! The Turner Centre hosts (inter)nationally touring productions, as well as locally produced performances and this produces a full and varied yearly programme. The other spaces have a number of community and commercial clients that use our versatile spaces for a wide range of activities - meetings, seminars, conferences right through to band practice, choirs and drama clubs. The Turner Centre is a community owned venue run by a charitable, not-for-profit company.
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Bernard R
Whangarei, New Zealand1,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
As a family we love visiting the theatre and this place is always reasonably priced and the auditorium is roomy and comfortable. The staff are always helpful and friendly and the productions are professional.
Written 14 December 2019
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PerfectStrangerNZ
Tutukaka, New Zealand89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
As I've mentioned in another review, our closest town (Whangarei) doesn't have a decent theatre with good acoustics, so we've driving all the way down from Tutukaka to Auckland for world class events like music, theatre and ballet, etc.

But recently we spotted something we really wanted to attend and it was being held at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri.

We wish we'd discovered this venue long before now because it would have saved us the long journey and expensive hotels in Auckland.

The Turner Centre theatre itself isn't large, but it can seat a few hundred people in a beautifully raked auditorium with what look like comfortable seats and the acoustics are superb. But our concert given by the Jade Quartet wasn't in the main theatre. It was in the bar area which is a more intimate and comfortable setting for a classical music string quartet.

And it's close to the bar.

There's a good feeling at the Turner Centre. The people who work there are part of the Kerikeri community and very welcoming to visitors such as ourselves. The audience was friendly and attentive (from old to young) and the atmosphere warm.

Now that we've broken the ice we'll be looking out for more reasons to visit the centre and enjoy the kind of events we've been missing out on in Whangarei.
Written 25 April 2017
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Mediguru1
Russell, New Zealand107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Business
Beautifully presented, well organised and tasty finger foods available.I bid and won a lovely silver vase dated 1930.All proceeds from the evening went to finance services by the Mid North Hospice.The orchestra deserve a memorable mention.The event was very well attended.
Written 27 October 2015
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Vivian T
Bude, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The first show we've seen at the Turner Centre since moving here a couple of months ago, and very impressive: a superb space put to full use with stunning lighting, sound, movement and voices. A nice bar for a glass of wine before the show, a chat with the performers afterwards -- we felt we were privileged to experience a top quality show rather than a little local event. Wonderful venue, stunning show.
Written 21 June 2015
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Allen827
Kerikeri, New Zealand52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
The Turner Centre is truly a gem in small town Kerikeri. Catering for a wide range of shows and private and commercial activities in three auditorium The excellence of this centre reflects on the founding members who put so much effort into building a world class theatre. The main theatre seats 400+ including private boxes. It hosts a biannual international piano competition which is usually over subscribed as well as some of the top musical groups touring NZ. A must see when visiting the Bay of Islands.
Written 15 April 2015
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0707David
Languedoc-Roussillon, France389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
I have attended a couple of musical performances at this centre. The building is modern; the seating excellent and the acoustics first rate. Those running the centre are nearly all volunteers and certainly those in attendance when I visited it were very friendly and very helpful.
Written 7 March 2015
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annpalmer26
Kerikeri, New Zealand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
What an amazing facility for Kerikeri, almost entirely run by volunteers. Clean, modern and all events able to be catered for. I have been to concerts, funerals, flower shows,casual music afternoons and public meetings in the Centre. About the only downside is the lack of a lift although there are stairs with good handrails and a long ramp between floors.
Written 30 September 2014
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Eunice S
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
This is a biennial competition, inviting young international pianists for apply for selection. We journeyed from Auckland/Whangarei for this four day event. What an experience! the young talent displayed throughout this competition was truly mind boggling. The Turner Centre is a magnificent facility, well laid out, wonderful acoustics, just overall a truly enjoyable experience.
Kerikeri should be very proud of this venue. Plenty of parking, friendly and informative staff. Seating in theatre gives everyone a very clear of the stage with comfortable seating. It is a disabled friendly facility.
Would thoroughly recommend this venue for any performances there. Certainly recommend the KIPC 2016.
It is well worth a "look see" and time spent there would depend on the function you were attending.
Likewise the fee would depend on the attraction you were attending.
Written 12 July 2014
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