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Theatre Royal Fees

Please note, all charges are GST inclusive unless indicated otherwise.

Theatre Royal Timaru

  • Bookings will be taken up to two years in advance, subject to payment of the deposit, which will be forfeited if written notice of cancellation is not received by the Council at least two calendar months before the date originally requested
  • The Council will retain the discretion to require 50% payment of the base hire cost within five working days of first day of the show
  • If an invoice is required on the night of hire, prior notice (a minimum of two working days) is required
  • Payment requirement for non-local commercial package is 50% of the hire charge which will be payable on confirmation of the booking. The balance of the performance fee is to be paid no less than 24 hours prior to the first performance. Failure to comply with the payment requirement may result in refusal.
  • Friends of the Theatre shall be able to hire and use the facilities at no charge, for meetings relating to their association with the facility
  • Public Liability Insurance cover can be provided by Council for parties requiring such cover, but do not carry it themselves at a rate of $10.00 per hire
Description2018/2019 (GST inclusive)
Deposit/Bond: Non-Local Commercial$350.00
Deposit/Bond: Local Commercial / Amateur$150.00
Commercial Package: Fees include rent, power/heating (above predetermined rate then meter applies),
theatre technician, house manager/safety officer, theatre's lighting equipment, piano and cleaning
 
Per Performance$1075.00
Matinee (on same day as performance)$610.00
Performances after midnight$80.00 / hour
Rehearsals or Pack-In/Pack-Out before 9.00am, after midnight or on non-performance day 
(with minimum heating stage area only)$60.00 / hour
Bar charges per show$25.50 / bar
The above rates make an allowance of 600 units for power per performance for Commercial Package. 
Anything above that allocation will be charged as per meter at:
$0.60 / unit
There is also an allocation for heating the Theatre per performance.
After the initial 4 hours per performance the charge-out rate for auditorium heating is:
$35.00 / hour
Matinee performance – no evening show$815.00
Standard Amateur Theatre Rate: Amateur (the Performers) i.e. Local non-profit making incorporated
societies and educational institutions such as schools and colleges.  Fees include rental, heating/power
(above predetermined rate then meter applies), standard theatre lighting, standard theatre stage setting,
cleaning, upright piano, theatre technician, and house manager/safety officer.
 
Per Performance$665.00
Rehearsals or Pack-In/Pack-Out before 9.00am, after midnight or on non-performance days
(with minimum heating stage area only)
$60.00 / hour
The above rates make an allowance of 500 units for power per performance for Standard Amateur rate. 
Anything above that allocation will be charged as per meter at:
$0.60 / unit
There is also an allocation for heating the Theatre per performance.
After the initial 5 hours per performance the charge-out rate for auditorium heating is:
$40.00 / hour
Meetings, Conferences, Prize Givings, Displays 
Fees Include rent, power, basic lighting, house manager and minimal heating$560.00
Rehearsals or Pack-In/Pack-Out before 9.00am, after midnight or on non-performance days
(with minimal heating stage area only)
$60.00 per hour
The above rates make an allowance of 400 units for power per performance for Meeting/
Conference/Prize Giving/Displays rate.  Anything above that allocation will be charged as per meter at:
$0.55 / unit
There is also an allocation for heating the Theatre per performance.  After the initial 5 hours
per performance and rehearsals the charge-out rate for auditorium heating is:
$40.00 / hour
Foyer Facilities Only  (Minimum hire of 2 hours per hire) 
Deposit$50.00
Usage$51.00 / hour
Kitchen$20.50 / day
Bar - each$25.50 / day
Miscellaneous 
Grand Piano - professional user$102.00
Grand Piano - local user$51.00
Tuning can be arranged at your costAt cost
Stage extensionAt cost
Additional lighting (refer Prospectus - details available at Customer Services) 
Theatre Technician$37.50 / hour
Front of house/backstage/stage hand optional$37.50 / hour per person
  • Choice of Service Providers available but must comply to quality standards.

Publish Date: 01 Jul 2018