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New chapter for Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse

New chapter for Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse
October 7, 2017

Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse, located on the corners of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace in the city’s busy entertainment district, is thriving as a busy theatre-for-hire.

Previously the home to Downstage Theatre until the company closed in 2014, recent changes involved a new partnership with New Zealand-based ticketing company iTICKET, which includes becoming a box office for national tickets, convenient for anyone looking to purchase tickets to events across the country.

iTICKET Chief Executive Reece Preston explains “we are excited to be starting a new relationship with the Hannah Playhouse.

“iTICKET was founded on our passion for live theatre and we love working with venues like the Hannah who bring a rich and vibrant history of New Zealand theatre. We look forward to providing audiences with an improved ticketing experience when they purchase tickets to shows at the Hannah."

Hannah Playhouse General Manager Kathiy Watson states “the Hannah is thriving these days, hosting a diverse range of great New Zealand talent. We love theatre, but it’s wonderful to see operas, dance, comedy, kid’s shows and raves come in and own the space.

“Such a wide range of people coming through really brings us to life. We are always looking forward to seeing what new ideas people want to bring to life in our space and enjoy meeting the fascinating people who come to enjoy our joint offerings.

“Keep your eye on us, or you are going to miss something really special."

The iTICKET partnership is enabling Hannah Playhouse patrons to choose to present eTickets on a smartphone to be scanned at the door; multiple online payment options - Hannah patrons can choose to pay by standard credit card, Bank Transfer or with iTICKET’s new Online EFTPOS service; while also offering more ways to access tickets, via a mobile-responsive website, freephone 0508 iTICKET, in-person from the Wellington i-Site and also from the Hannah Playhouse box office.

Upcoming performances at the Hannah Playhouse include Capital E’s National Theatre for Children; Songs of the Sea - Waiata o te Moana, Footnote New Zealand Dance; Contrast Tour and Nextstage; Desperate Huttwives. The New Zealand Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival, dance works, opera, children’s shows are also in the pipeline for 2018.

4th October 2017 - NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR MERCURY THEATRE 

3rd October 2017 - REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 EVANZ CONFERENCE

21st September 2017 - NZ THEATRE MONTH TO ‘CELEBRATE AND ELEVATE’ NEW ZEALAND PERFORMING ARTS

12th September 2017 - WELLINGTON OPERA HOUSE PERFORMANCE ADJUSTS TICKET PRICES TO REFLECT GENDER PAY GAP

18th August 2017 - INTERNATIONAL EVENT MEETING LEADS TO ITICKET CONTRACT FOR WATERVIEW TUNNEL OPENING

17th May 2014 - NEW BRANDING FOR AUCKLAND’S LIVE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT ORGANISATION

9th January 2014 - HANNAH PLAYHOUSE SET TO OPEN AS A CHILDREN’S THEATRE 


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