Inside the walls of the old grain shed in Christchurch is New Zealand’s largest theatre company. A diverse and dynamic company with hundreds of artists who produce over 15 productions each year.
The building was a large vacant warehouse type structure (Approx 75m x 30m) when the Court Theatre took over. The proposal was to construct the Court Theatre within the envelope of the building. The design was for the centre third to be the theatre with rehearsal and administration functions at one end and workshop and back of stage at the other end and an occupant load of 440.
This has allowed the Court Theatre to employ professionals from around the country and internationally. It sustains a full-time professional staff and at any one time there can be up to 100 people working full-time at The Court Theatre.