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In September 2020, Timaru District Council gave the green light to the redevelopment of the Theatre Royal with the co-location of a heritage facility.

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In September 2020, Timaru District Council gave the green light to the redevelopment of the Theatre Royal with the co-location of a heritage facility.

The project has two goals – to upgrade our existing facilities and elevate arts, culture and heritage within the district. There are several groups that were involved in the consultation process. Notably, South Canterbury Drama League, Friends of the Theatre Royal, Heritage, Vibrant Lighting, Aigantighe Art Gallery, South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, Representatives of CBD, South Canterbury Museum, TDC Councillors, Venture Timaru, Audio Dynamite, Junior Drama league, and representatives of Arowhenua Runaka.

In the final half of 2020 as initial public consultation came to a close, a consortium led by Architectus was awarded the contract for the building design and the return brief finalised.

In short, a new facility will be built alongside the old Theatre Royal. This facility will house an atrium museum and exhibition space and will flow through to the theatre. The Army Hall repurposed to make way for the centre of culture and art in the Timaru District.

The Theatre Royal and Heritage Precinct Project will be "a catalyst for further redevelopment of the south end of Timaru's CBD". The complex will be a multi-functional space with capacity to host events in the foyer space as well as the theatre and the temporary exhibition space.

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Last updated: 22 Apr 2021