Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Ground floor plan of the Wanganui Opera House (2nd of 2)

The ground floor plan for the Wanganui Opera House underscores the social class dimension of theatregoing, with separate entrances to the low-end pit, middle-end stalls and high-end dress circle.

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 March 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014