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St James Theatre

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Address: 77-83 Courtenay Place | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-802 4060
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A near-perfect legitimate theatre.

I visited this theatre for the first time, on 4th October, 2016, to see New Zealand Opera's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, SWEENY TODD. The theatre is comfortable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Grant C
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I visited this theatre for the first time, on 4th October, 2016, to see New Zealand Opera's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, SWEENY TODD. The theatre is comfortable, and with very good sight-lines, and the building reminded me of Sydney's original Theatre Royal, on Castlereagh Street, which was mercilessly torn down in the early 1970s. The city of Wellington... More 

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

St James's theatre is a wonderful venue. It is designed in the old school with colonnades, the Gods and a true theatrical experience being provided. We have been fortunate enough to see many different productions here in our time is the management rotate great shows. Unfortunately, the interior is becoming a little tired. A key example are the seats. The... More 

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Thank CORUM68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We've been here recently for The Proclaimers and The Blue Group. Sat in two different locations - either way it was awesome! Great view of the show - always feel intimate and the staff are great!

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Thank 666sharonp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The St James is lovely inside. So beautifully old architecture that is well maintained. A nice venue to watch a show. The cafe attached to the theatre has just been renovated and looks great. I recommend going to a show at this theatre

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Thank Michael M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Having recently visited the St James Theatre for a performance , we had an absolutely amazing evening. It is perfectly located on Courtenay Place, across the road from the Reading Cinema. The St James is the perfect venue for a performance. The evening was Topp class and we had a great time.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

I have been to a number of musical shows at this theatre and have never been disappointed by the seat I booked ( usually on line ) or the clarity of the production. Staff members are most helpful and there are good facilities available. A real bonus for me, particularly as a pensioner, is that I can get a bus... More 

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Thank Glenda A
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We live visiting this old theatre. The sound is great and the seats get good views. We preferrer to pat extra for the best seats and are never disappointed. Bus stop directly opposite. Right in the centre of Wellingtons night life!

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Thank Alipa50
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We came to see Lord of the Dance. Fabulous building, good seats, great show. Thanks for the memories.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Went a few months ago to enjoy the Opera La Cenerentola, which is one of my favourites. The Theatre isa very nice old lady, done up but still missing a little bit of the magic other old theatres have got. Acoustics in the higher areas was rather poor :(

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Thank Redgaucho
Timaru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Amazing decor, seating is a bit dated and rows are close together but the view was amazing from the Grand Circle. Ushers were very helpful

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