The Globe Theatre


312 Main Street, Palmerston North Central, Palmerston North 4410
Palmerston North CBD

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The Globe Theatre was opened in November 1982, getting its name from the unique circular design of the building, the inspiration of which came from Shakespeare’s original famous open air circular theatre in London. It was built as a partnership between the City Council and the Manawatu Theatre Society: both parties contributed substantial capital funds to enable the building to be constructed. The building was designed by local architect, Brian Elliot, who returned to design the Theatre’s major redevelopments in 2014, with the addition of a second auditorium and an extension to the foyer and cafe/bar area. The redevelopment won a well-deserved New Zealand Architecture Award for Brian's work.