Story: Culture and recreation in the city

Downstage Theatre turns 25

Downstage Theatre turns 25

Downstage's artistic director Colin McColl and the president of the theatre's members' society, Eric Turner, act out eating the theatre's 25th-anniversary cake in 1989. The founding of Downstage in 1964 marked the beginning of city-based professional theatre in New Zealand. Soon other cities such as Auckland, Christchurch and even Palmerston North followed suit with locally based companies.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/1709/13
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - City culture and recreation since 1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010