Story: Southland region

Civic theatre and town hall

Civic theatre and town hall

Invercargill’s combined town hall and civic theatre, designed by E. R. Wilson on classical lines, opened in 1906 with a performance including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. The building was called simply the Civic Theatre from 1930; over time the municipal offices had become function rooms. The building survived demolition threats in the 1970s. It was fully renovated in 2005.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Society and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015