Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Waiheke theatre receives council support


16 September 2002

Waiheke theatre receives council support

Performing artists will benefit from a $45,780 Auckland City Council grant made to the Waiheke Community Theatre, located at Artworks in Oneroa.

The operational grant continues to support a venue for the performing arts on Waiheke Island.

Councillor Graeme Mulholland, chair of Auckland City Council’s Community Services Committee, says the grant was made due to the fact that there had been significant progress made in addressing the theatre’s operational and organisational issues. This was assisted by the temporary appointment of a theatre development manager, and the launch of a new business plan for the facility.

“Historically, the theatre has provided a focus for the local community in the absence of a community centre on the island. I am pleased with the new business plan. It is comprehensive, and clearly reflects the future direction of this dedicated community performance venue. The theatre also plays an key role in fostering amateur theatre and community involvement in the arts”.

Committee member, Hauraki Gulf Islands Councillor Faye Storer says the theatre is a very important venue for Waiheke Island.

“The theatre is an integral part of arts and culture on Waiheke. It has been operating for a number of years now and has a good local following.” This is a truly accessible and community based approach to the performing arts, and one which is to be admired and encouraged”.
The funding agreement between Auckland City Council and the Waiheke Island Community Artworks Charitable Trust includes performance indicators ensuring that the business plan is implemented and that the venue is affordable and accessible to the community performing arts sector.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland