Lawson Field


Theatre 7 Fitzherbert St

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+64 6 867 2049

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Lawson Field Theatre is Gisborne’s beloved “little theatre”, home to countless local theatrical and musical productions, conferences, meetings, functions and events. Lawson Field Theatre reopened in September 2019 after earthquake strengthening and improvements.

We offer two spaces for hire: the Theatre and the Rose Room.

Retractable seating in the Theatre - 238 seats, plus space for 4 wheelchairs. Option for Cabaret style with seats retracted.

The Rose Room is a comfortable and well appointed space with windows and patio overlooking the rose garden and river. Capacity of the Rose Room is 135 standing or 80 seated. Commercial kitchen is available for hire.

Please note that event capacity and rules may be dependent on Covid Protection Framework settings.