Town Hall and Civic Theatre - Invercargill, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 46° 24.774 E 168° 21.125
59G E 296499 N 4856667
Quick Description: Historic former town hall and theatre in Invercargill, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/17/2013 6:52:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMG62C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Town Hall and Civic Theatre was constructed 1905 - 1906. Prior to this the city had its offices in the Sounthland Council building. Two events in the early 1900s hasten the construction of the build, the site which had been promised to the town council became available after the immigration barracks occupying the site burned in 1900 and the closure of the Royal Theatre in 1902 thus limiting the space available for performances in Invercargill. A competition was held to solicit plans for a new town hall and theatre building, fifteen plans were received with design by local architect E.R. Wilson winning the competition. The two story building is in a Edwardian Baroque style. The building was constructed with the town offices and chamber in the front and the theatre in the rear.

The city council had new offices build in the 1960s and most city offices vacated the building. The theatre now known as the Civic Theatre continue to operate in the building with several live performances throughout the year. The building was extensively renovated in 1984.

The building is listed as a Category I on the Heritage Register.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 11/22/1984

Type of history commemorated (short description):
City government


Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Ivercargill


Year placed: 1906

Hours of operation:
Business hours


Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes


Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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