Backstage Tours

The Court Theatre’s facility in Addington has been affectionately dubbed “The Shed” due to its original purpose as a grain storage silo. The building has been the home for The Court since the Christchurch Earthquake in 2011. The Court Theatre will be moving back to the heart of Christchurch, it’s new home in 2024.

Tours offer members of the public a chance to see backstage at our producing house theatre. Everything happens on site - we build sets, paint scenery, make costumes and props, and put on performances. Tours are taken by a member of The Court Theatre team who can share stories of past productions and give you a real taste of what goes on behind the scenes.

The Court Theatre has public tours throughout the year, but can also host special tours for groups of 10+ by arrangement. Contact us to find out more.

Please note that as this tour will go through our workshop and backstage areas, closed toe shoes must be worn for health and safety reasons.