Isaac Theatre Royal


The Isaac Theatre Royal is the spiritual heart of Canterbury’s arts scene; an iconic theatrical venue that has played host to spectacular shows and spellbound audiences for more than a century. Over the years, its unique ambience and its exceptional acoustics have attracted some of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers and storytellers, and some of the world’s most-loved plays and musicals; operas and orchestras; concerts, ballets and comedic performances. Like the shows it hosts, the theatre is an amalgam of the old and the new; a beguiling blend of classic architecture and modern comfort. Every event is unique, every occasion is distinctive. And every visit to the Isaac Theatre Royal delivers a truly unforgettable experience.
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Access Card Notes

Access Card accepted as proof of access requirements

Contact details

Isaac Theatre Royal 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011
Phone: 03366 6326

Standing and Queueing

We have seating available on each level of the theatre in the foyer areas. This is a combination of bar stools and lower armchairs. Customers are encouraged to take a seat before the auditorium opens. Inside the auditorium the venue is fully seated on each level of the theatre. Should you have difficulty standing or queing, and you are waiting to enter the venue, please speak to one of our staff at the front doors and we will endeavour to get you into the theatre as soon as we can.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator, which is situated inside the main entrance foyer to the right hand side of the entrance and adjacent to the Stalls foyer bar area. The elevator serves the foyer areas on each of the three floors.

Short Distances

Short distance
There are no large distance between services in the theatre. All stairwells have handrails and are clear of any obstructions.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre. If you require urgent access, and there are queues on your level, please let our staff know and they will direct you to the closest available toilets.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs are allowed in the venue.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
The venue ticketing is through Ticketek NZ. Carers and Essential Companions need to purchase tickets.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Our staff are also guided on how to assist people who are blind or partially sighted. This information has been provided to us by Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
The Isaac Theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.