Getting there

Closest bus stop: Courtenay Place - Paramount Cinema/Blair Street

Closest parking: Street parking on Courtenay Street, Blair Street, Allen Street and Cambridge Terrace or Wakefield Street parking lot between Tory and Taranaki Streets.

Access information

Wheelchair accessibility: A lift provides access to the ground and first floors. This is located to the right of the main entrance.  Please note the balcony on the second floor is not wheelchair accessible.

Accessible seating: One wheelchair space in row A.  Please advise at time of booking.

Accessible toilets: Located on level one behind the bar area.

Accessible parking: The nearest accessible parks are located at the Wakefield Street end of Blair Street and on Courtenay Place, opposite the Hannah Playhouse (on the opposite side of the road on the cobblestone area).  For detailed inner-city mobility parking information – click here.

Hearing loop: Available on request at time of booking.

Guide dogs:  Welcome at the Hannah Playhouse.  Please advise at time of booking.

More information can be found on the Hannah Playhouse's website.

If you require a specific seat  please contact Ticketmaster on 0800 120 071 and a customer service representative will assist you with your booking. If you rely on other access requirements to ensure your enjoyment of the show, please contact the Festival on (04) 912 0411 or 

About Hannah Playhouse

The Hannah Playhouse was purpose-built between 1971-1973. Its distinctive design (of the ‘brutalist’ school) and signature roofline won James Beard and Company a New Zealand Institute of Architects National Award in 1978 and an Award for Enduring Architecture in 2006.

Design of the internal performance space was supervised by Raymond Boyce, creating a flexible space that can both serve and inspire the artists who work within it.

The name derives from the family name of Sheilah Winn, major patron of the construction project.