Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Michael Fowler Centre

Michael Fowler Centre

Concert-goers listen to a performance by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre in the early 2000s. The opening of the acoustically revolutionary Christchurch Town Hall in 1972 led Wellington and Auckland to build new concert halls as well, the Michael Fowler and Aotea centres respectively. They were all designed in modernist architectural style. While lacking the ornateness of earlier halls they still had an appropriate sense of grandeur.  

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Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Town halls, old theatres and multiplexes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014