Isaac Theatre Royal
The Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch is a 106 year old Historic Edwardian Heritage Theatre with up to 1292 seats over three levels.
The entire auditorium and foyer areas of the Theatre were rebuilt between 2012 – 2014 following the devastating earthquakes of 2011 which required deconstruction of those areas. Significant heritage fabric was retained including the magnificent original 1908 painted ceiling dome, the façade and the 1928 marble staircase amongst many other important heritage features. The Isaac Theatre Royal was rebuilt to 100% of new building codes, following the earthquakes and is regarded as one of the safest, strongest and most spectacular performing arts venues in Australasia.
The Isaac Theatre Royal is committed to being a modern accessible venue for theatre patrons of all types of disability. All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator which is situated inside the main entrance foyer to the right hand side of the entrance and adjacent to the Stalls foyer bar area. The elevator serves the foyer areas on each of the three floors. Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (4 seats) and Dress Circle (2 seats), there are also a further 4 specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls only, 2 on each aisle for those patrons who are able and would prefer to sit in a theatre seat during the performance instead of their own wheelchair. The Isaac Theatre Royal is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.