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The civic theatre is located at the corner of Queen Street and Wellesley Street in Auckland region, New Zealand. The civic theatre is considered as a historic place, category I. It was built in 1929 and was considered as the largest atmospheric picture house in Australasia. The public foyer was inspired from Indian motifs with seated Buddhas, domed ceiling and twisted columns. The main auditorium could receive up to 2,750 people. The civic theatre was built by a local contractor, Thomas O’brien. It has been designed by Charles Bohringer and William Leghton, the cinema had a tearoom, a wintergarden in its basement. In the civic theatre nowadays you may have as facilities cinema, theatre and shopping complex. In the past it was only used as cinema/movie theatre.



Auckland City Theater




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