40 years
280 Church Street, Palmerston North

(06) 354 5740

About Us

Palmerston North's Centrepoint Theatre is the only professional theatre in New Zealand to operate outside the four main centres of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Professional theatres like Centrepoint play a vital role in growing New Zealand's theatre community by creating work for professional actors, designers and technicians - skilled theatre practitioners who keep our industry thriving!

For the past 40 years we have built our reputation on outstanding theatre designed to inspire, entertain and challenge audiences.

Our Company Vision is: 'We believe theatre connects us in life. Through storytelling and theatrical experiences we bring people together to gain insight, inspiration and enjoyment.'

Our Company Mission is: 'To build an organisation capable of creating great theatre, nurturing new talent, developing broad audiences and encouraging wider participation'.

We are particularly proud of our track record in producing local content for our local audience. Several New Zealand plays that premiered at Centrepoint have gone on to successful runs in theatres across the country.

Click the picture below to read more about our history as written by the wonderful Peter Hawes.

This book has been made possible through the generous support of the Earle Creativity and Development Trust.
Edited by: Di Billing and Leigh Dome.
Photographs: Centrepoint Theatre archives, Brendan Lodge Photography.
Layout and Design: Pip Rolton - Flaregraphics.