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Lawson Field Theatre

Upgrade project

The project involves major upgrades and earthquake strengthening.

Upgrades include a new roof and cladding, new drainage, firewall with neighbouring building, seating and access improvements and new theatre system.

Project status

Construction began in July and the project is on track for timing and budget. The work is scheduled for completion by the end of July 2019, with the theatre fit out and landscaping to take place in the following months in time for reopening in October 2019.


Council contribution $1.1m 
Lotteries Community Facilities $350k 
Regional Culture and Heritage $417k 
Eastland Community Trust $1m 
New Zealand Community Trust $400k 
Eastern Central Community Trust $180k 

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