The Dowse Art Museum
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The Little Theatre
On 10 September 2019 the Little Theatre was issued with an Earthquake Prone Building notice. As a result, we're not taking bookings for the theatre. For more information see the media release.
Because the initial seismic report didn't identify significant risk to staff and visitors, the Little Theatre will stay open. In January 2020 we expect to have the final Detailed Seismic Assessment incorporating the findings of the recent geotechnical work. This will help us decide what needs to be done to protect the building and its people, and if we will be taking future bookings.
If you have any concerns about an existing booking, please contact us at email@example.com.
||Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
||Auditorium: 306 people (fixed seating)
Foyer: 70 - 100 poeple
Stage: 15.5m x 11m
4 dressing rooms
1 green room with small fridge
||Wheelchair access to the theatre
Steinway and a standard upright piano
||- Special licence required for sale/supply of alcohol
- The theatre has heat detectors only (no smoke alarms)
- Smoke machines and equipment which could generate smoke or heat aren't allowed, unless Council's fire service contractor (Wormald) have been arranged to temporarily turn off the heat detectors.
- No smoking in the auditorium or stage areas.