The complex has a Category 1 New Zealand Historic Places Trust classification which means the building is of national significance.
The theatre was built in 1906 and underwent a $15.8 million upgrade in 2004-2005. That project turned the complex into a much-applauded performing arts and events facility that seats 1015 people. It features state‑of-the-art equipment to make it one of the best theatres in New Zealand for live performance.
The theatre complex is located at 88 Tay Street, Invercargill, and may be hired for events including international touring shows, local stage productions, concerts, weddings, conferences, meetings, and community events.
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