Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

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

The ground floor plan for the Whanganui Opera House underscores the social class dimension of theatre-going, 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/44080/ground-floor-plan-of-the-whanganui-opera-house (accessed 26 September 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014