The Court Theatre is located at the end of Bernard Street, off the Hagley Park end of Lincoln Road in Addington.
The Court Theatre is located close to Orangetheory Stadium and Christchurch Arena, therefore please be aware that when events are taking place at these venues, traffic in the area can become congested. We recommend arriving earlier to avoid traffic and secure your parking spot.
The building is near railway tracks and you can sometimes feel and hear the trains when they move past the theatre.
From May 2022 there are major roadworks on Lincoln Road which may cause delays and road closures, please visit News for the latest.
Audiences do not have to pay for parking during performances. If you are coming in to book tickets, there are fifteen-minute bays close to the theatre entrance.
You may wish to be dropped off and collected after a performance. Our box office staff can inform you of the duration of the performance. If you are arranging for a taxi to pick you up after the show, we recommend you pre-order for a shorter wait-time. Our box office or bar staff can call for a taxi for you or there is a phone that you can ask to use.
May 2022 Update
There are currently major roadworks on Lincoln Road to create bus lanes for peak traffic periods – allow a little more time than usual to get to the theatre.
Parking spaces available at the Theatre have decreased due to the overflow carparking area being used by Isaac Construction as a site compound. We encourage you to carpool to the Theatre or consider other transport options.
We anticipate minimal disruption to our patrons in the evenings, but there may be an overlap when they will be winding down the site compound each day about 6pm.
If you're busing to The Court Theatre, both the 7 and 120 buses stop at Addington Village (stop numbers 28142 and 28174), a 5 minute walk from the theatre.
Alternatively, The Orbiter stops at Whiteleigh Avenue near Jack Hinton Drive (stop number 37594), a 10 minute walk from the theatre.
BOX OFFICE HOURS
The Court Theatre’s Box Office is open to visitors and patrons, and is also available by phone and email, between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday, except on public holidays, as well as from two hours before showtime.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 333 100 if you have any queries.
If you are collecting your tickets from our box office, please ensure you arrive at the theatre at least 20 minutes before your performance starts.
If you have purchased your ticket at a discounted price (e.g. 30 Below, Senior or Community Services Card) please have your ID ready when you collect your tickets.
Food and Drink at The Court
Enrich your Court Theatre experience by enjoying the delicious food and drink options at The Court before, during and after your show.
We have fabulous pizza and grazing options right here for you, so you can arrive in plenty of time to relax and refuel before the show begins. Please check the page of the show you are attending; some shows have special or limited kai menu. Our freshly made food options are provided onsite by Tom, Henry and the team at G&T Catering.
Giesen's @ The Court, at the far end of the foyer, offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for audiences to enjoy before and after the show and, of course, during the interval. Many productions at The Court have a special themed cocktail, so why not try something a little different – and maybe a little daring!
Our coffee bar also offers a range of snacks and drinks, with an in-house barista ready to whip up your favourite beverage.
Please note: you cannot take any hot food into the auditorium or bring your own food to The Court.
What to Wear
Many audience members do enjoy dressing up for their visit the theatre while some come straight from work and others will take a more casual approach. There is no specific dress code for a visit to The Court, though we encourage you to wear what you feel most comfortable in. A 'smart casual' approach always works for a night at the theatre. If you're attending in winter, it can get cold in the foyer so we would recommend bringing a coat.
To avoid disrupting the performance please remember to switch off your mobile phones. Please be aware the glow and vibration from your phone can disrupt fellow audience members around you and often the performers.
Please do not take photos or videos inside the theatre, even for Snapchat. This is to protect the designs of each show and can disturb the performers and audience around you.
We encourage you instead to take your photos in our foyer pre-or-post-show, possibly while you're enjoying kai or a drink from Giesens @ The Court!