Ive long been a fan of the Hawkes Bay Opera House in Hastings. It was lovingly restored and strengthened around 10 years ago, unfortunately now not meeting the crazy new earthquake standards set since the Christchurch earthquake, it is closed. This is one of the best and oldest Opera houses of its type in the Southern Hemisphere and a decision has to be made as to what the Hastings District Council (and rate payers) do next. Itll be expensive, but this whole facility is just too good to waste and let go!
When Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings) performed here, he asked that the wings could be filled with audience also.. he was thrilled to be in such a fine theatre
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