Opera House

Address: 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Getting there

Nearest bus stop: Manners Street 

Access information

Disabled Seating: 6 wheelchair seats and 6 companion seats (Stalls area)

Disabled Access: Yes (Ground Floor only, no lifts)

Disabled Toilets: Yes

Disabled Parking: Yes (Michael Flower Centre car park)

Hearing Loops: No

If you require a specific seat to ensure your enjoyment of the show, please contact Ticketek on 0800 TICKETEK (842538) and a customer service representative will assist you with your booking.

About Opera House

Holding pride of place in Wellingtonian's affections, The Opera House is a wonderful example of an Edwardian Lyric Theatre.

Originally known as the Grand Opera House, it was designed by Melbourne architect William Pitt and supervised by architect Albert Liddy. Opening day was Easter Saturday in 1914. At the time it was one of the largest proscenium arch theatres of its kind in Australasia. Due to its lavishly decorated public room and auditorium with a domed ceiling, circle, stairs and grand circle together with two tiers of boxes, it is an icon of early 1900s architecture.

It is constructed of double capacity brick walls two feet thick and jarrah floors. It has a bigger stage than the Sydney Opera House and even London's West End has only two stages that are larger.