Isaac Theatre Royal

Christchurch, New Zealand

Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal, (formally known as the Theatre Royal) is a heritage building in Christchurch, New Zealand, designed by brothers Sidney and Alfred Luttrell. Built in 1908 it is the only operational Edwardian style Theatre remaining in New Zealand.

The current Theatre Royal is the third theatre of its name on Gloucester Street. The first theatre, built in 1861, was on a site across the road from the current Theatre Royal. It was originally called the Canterbury Music Hall. That building was replaced by newer theatre in 1876 on the same site. Five years after the new theatre was completed it was renamed the Theatre Royal. When the current theatre was built in 1908 the old theatre across the road was sold to The Press who owned it up until the Canterbury earthquakes.



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