Turner Centre at Kerikeri

The Plaza Theatre


The Plaza Theatre is situated on the ground floor level of the Turner Centre and is ideal for smaller performances, dinner theatre, functions, meetings and exhibitions. It is the newest addition to the Turner Centre and is a multipurpose venue that can be used in conjunction with the adjacent Event’s Centre or as a standalone venue. This is what makes it perfect for community events as the spaces can be independently used. At 510m2 the Plaza can have an audience of over 400 people depending on seating arrangements. When combine with the Events Centre rooms the two areas are licensed to accommodate 999 people.

The plaza has a raised stage, approximately 12m wide 6.5m deep and has a suite of dressing rooms, storage rooms and kitchen facilities backstage.

This space is ideal for your smaller community events as it is literally a blank canvas that you can use in any way. Unlike the auditorium this space does not have fixed seating so it can be very flexible. We have comfortably catered for theatre events through to dances and concerts. You can use the technical elements to any level you like, which helps to tailor your events and budgets to suit you. Whether you are technically savvy and want to have a high quality set up or are just going bare bones the Plaza is the venue for your next event.


The Plaza Theatre flows into the Downstairs Events Centre for larger
functions, meetings, and exhibitions.


Download a PLAZA FLOOR PLAN for area and dimensions.


Click here to download a pdf brochure of the Plaza Theatre and Other Events Venues

Talk to our Venue Manager about using this area for your next event
Email: venuemanager@turnercentre.co.nz