Story: Whanganui region

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Whanganui’s opera house, built in 1899, is New Zealand’s oldest municipal opera house. It was opened by premier Richard John Seddon in 1900, and the first performance was the show Sporting life. Renovated in the 1990s, it was renamed the Royal Wanganui Opera House as part of the centennial celebrations in 1999.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19003/royal-wanganui-opera-house (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015