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Great small theatre

Attended Rocky Horror Picture show. Great little quaint theatre. Very well run and ambience... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
TheLanes515
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
This theatre is underrated. Don't pass it up.

many people say this theatre is old and badly in need of refurbishment. This is rubbish. It is... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Tony S
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 Nov 2016
“Great small theatre”
28 Apr 2016
“A nice old theatre with good sight lines and acoustics- BUT CLOSED”
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

many people say this theatre is old and badly in need of refurbishment. This is rubbish. It is perfectly adequate. Comfortable, warm and well enough serviced. The acoustics are good and it is a nice intimate theatre. Any seat in the house is ok. I...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Attended Rocky Horror Picture show. Great little quaint theatre. Very well run and ambience great. Would definitely go to more shows at this theatre.

Thank TheLanes515
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This medium sized theatre has been a fixture in Hamilton for decades and has served the city well by hosting many different types of entertainments. The layout provides a fairly large, but not deep stage and a very broad fan-shaped seating plan that allows everyone...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The Founder's Theatre is Hamilton's biggest theatre, and I have been there for many occasions both performing and being an audience member in the auditorium. The theatre was beautiful, however was a little run down in some areas and it's a shame that they needed...More

Thank mouse_xox
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have been there for various shows and most of the time it is sufficient. But when it comes to a real concert, the sound effects are disappointing.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

many people say this theatre is old and badly in need of refurbishment. This is rubbish. It is perfectly adequate. Comfortable, warm and well enough serviced. The acoustics are good and it is a nice intimate theatre. Any seat in the house is ok. I...More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Been to a couple of shows and it's fantastic. Nice to sit down and relax without people in front standing up

Thank Carey J
Reviewed 20 November 2014

...but really all we have in Hamilton. The seating is very cramped and small and the air con can be somewhat fickle but the sound quality is generally ok. You can feel like you're a million miles away from the action if you have seats...More

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I often attend Founders Theatre to see some of the best shows in the world. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs here on a regular basis. It hosts a range of music and other shows. The theatre is well run with a bar and sells...More

Thank dianne b
Reviewed 19 July 2014

It is place one should go.Whenever one feels tensed or stressed, he or she can relay on to visit this place.Thank you

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

What an awesome show,seats not very wide, I very large lady sat next to is who couldn't fit into seats

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