Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Dinner at Downstage (2nd of 1)

Dinner at Downstage

Patrons enjoy a meal before a play at Wellington's Downstage Theatre in 1971. This cabaret style was an attempt to provide a less formal setting for dramatic performances, but was discontinued when the novelty wore off.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Harry Seresin Collection
Reference: PAColl-2460-1-15
Photograph by Warwick Teague

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Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Theatre rises, cinema declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014