Your Visit

  • Location

    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. 

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  • Parking

    Audiences do not have to pay for parking during performances.

    You may wish to be dropped off and collected after a performance. The length of shows are included in the show information. If you are arranging for a taxi to pick you up after the show, we recommend you pre-order for a shorter wait-time, alternatively, one of the team can call for a taxi for you.

  • Busing

    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. 

    You can plan your bus journey here

  • Open Hours

    The Court Theatre’s Box Office is open to visitors and patrons, and is also available by phone and email, between 1pm and 5pm, Monday – Friday, except on public holidays, as well as from two hours before showtime.

    Please email or phone 0800 333 100 if you have any queries.



  • Price Types

    Senior 65+: Just as the name suggests. Please do not be offended if we ask for ID when you go into the auditorium.

    Friends of The Court: This price type is valid if you are a current paid member of The Friends of The Court. If you would like to become a Friend or if you would like to encourage your friend to become a Friend please visit Friends of The Court Theatre » The Court Theatre

    Child (under 18): A child is aged three - seventeen inclusive. Children aged from three years must be seated in their own ticketed seat with their caregiver/supervisor. Children aged two and under will not be allocated a ticketed seat and therefore are able to attend free of charge - they must be supervised at all times.

    CSC/Hapai Access/Kiwi Able (ID required): Tickets are required to be picked up from Box Office when you book tickets using this price type. You will need to show one of the cards mentioned at the time of pick up. Also, please note that an Essential Companion (including a Guide Dog) receives a ticket Free of Charge.

    Student (ID Required): Tickets are required to be picked up from Box Office when you book tickets using this price type. You will need to present an ID which shows that you are a current student somewhere studying something.

    Concession: Please ring Box Office on 0800 333 100 or email to make an enquiry regarding your eligibility for concession priced tickets. 

  • Ticket Collection

    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. 


  • Accessibility

    Here at The Court, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the magic of theatre. Therefore, we are well prepared to help those requiring special accessPlease click here to find out more.


  • Mobile Phones

    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.

  • Photography

    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!