The Entranceway

From the outside, the entranceway creates a sense of familiarity – the hint of a familiar Northland landscape of sorts – a place where warm harmonies mingle and are balanced with other nearby facilities. It’s forward presentation credits the significance of Whangarei’s rich cultural diversity via the inclusion of pou whenua. Like the piwakawaka, we are invited within, passing soft, native plantings – then welcomed through the light entranceway and under the canopy to a meeting place where the excitement of creativity abounds.

Theatre – Balcony View

The engrained warm rich kauri and sunset hues of Northland greet the viewer – embracing the opportunity to lead you into another world, the future, days gone by, or perhaps a new cadence. The close kauri-coned seating design allows for a luxury of intimacy from every vantage, comfortably nestle in amongst friends and lose yourself in what follows.

Theatre – Stage View

For performances of all sizes and technical requirements – whether in the orchestra pit, onstage, backstage or in the loading dock for a smooth and timely pack-out.

After decades of specialist venue design, Shand Shelton and Associates have crafted intricate design with a love for live performance and performers. Together we have helped create a place for all people of this region and for those we welcome. FNT13 is proud to present for your consideration, a special theatre and a performing arts precinct that is truly unique and “best in NZ.”