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Construction of this majestic theatre commenced in 1899. Since this date the Opera House has gained national and international recognition for its beautiful architecture and its great acoustics. The Opera House is used regularly by touring artists and shows as well as by local productions, fashion shows and local dance groups.

We look forward to welcoming you to a show very soon.

For a full listing of upcoming shows - CLICK HERE >

Saturday Night Fever

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Tuesday 21 November 8pm
Royal Wanganui Opera House
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Mingle and Jingle

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Friday 24 November 7pm
Cooks Gardens Event Centre
99 St Hill Street
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Lauren Nottingham / Mark Donlon Project

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Thursday 30 November 7pm
Prince Edward Auditorium,
Collegiate School, Grey Street
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Sing Nöel from Pole to Pole

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SCHOLA SACRA CHOIR
 
Saturday 2 December 2.30pm
Christ Church, Wicksteed Street
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Shirley McDouall School of Dance 2017

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A CHRISTMAS TALE

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 5pm
Royal Wanganui Opera House
ON SALE 10am Monday 20 Nov
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Whanganui Opera Week

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WHANGANUI OPERA WEEK
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for the full programme
 
LUNCHTIME RECITAL
Wednesday 10 January 12noon  -  Heritage House
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MASTERCLASS 1 with Cesar Ulloa
Friday 12 January 7.30pm  -  Prince Edward Auditorium
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MASTERCLASS 2 with Della Jones
Monday 15 January 7.30pm  -  Prince Edward Auditorium
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GREAT OPERA MOMENTS
Saturday 20 January 7.30pm  -  Royal Wanganui Opera House
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Shakespeare

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Thursday 22 & Friday 23 Feb 7pm
Saturday 24 February 3pm & 8pm
Bason Botanic Gardens
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Foster & Allen

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LEGENDARY IRISH
FOLK MUSIC DUO 
 
Friday 4 May 7pm
Royal Wanganui Opera House
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A Record Reign

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A RECORD REIGN
 
Written by Penny Robinson
Research assistant
Pam Richardson

Published by Friends of the Opera House
In 1897, a Wanganui Borough Councillor suggested setting aside land for a public opera house to commemorate the record reign of Queen Victoria.
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