What’s been happening at your Hawke’s Bay Opera House?

Great progress on top and within Hawke’s Bay Opera House

Great progress continues to be made on the Hawke’s Bay Opera House as captured by these three time-lapse videos installed within and on top of the ‘Old Dame’. In the first video below, we can see the preparation work and... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House & Arts Precinct Redevelopment Update – June 2018

The strengthening and refurbishment of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House is progressing to programme, with much of the key work on the ground floor now completed. Read our June 2018 newsletter ... Read more

A Diva in the CBD – Michal McKay, Bay Buzz Issue 41

The following is a reproduction of Michal McKay’s article which appeared in issue 41 of Bay Buzz magazine. You can read the article in full here.  Opera houses around the world are experiencing a resurgence. None more so than the... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House manager appointed

A familiar face to the local arts scene has been appointed to the role of Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Arts Precinct Manager – Megan Peacock Coyle. Ms Peacock Coyle was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay and is currently Manager of Baycourt... Read more

Steel hefted into place

There has been some very heavy lifting at the Opera House over the last few weeks, with the last of the steel roof struts due to be in place by the end of this month. An estimated 80 tonnes of steel was required for the new roof. The largest single... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – April 2018

Work on the Hawke’s Bay Opera House is progressing as planned with a large crane now situated in the adjacent Plaza area. Read our April 2018 newsletter... Read more

Tons of steel hoisted into the roof

The arrival of an impressively large crane in the past week means the 80 tonnes of steel that needs to be hoisted into the Hawke’s Bay Opera House can go ahead from today. The process is tricky, with sections of the old roof needing to be... Read more

A new use for steel a re-purposing plus

The four steel trusses which held up the old canvas roof on the Opera House Plaza have come down and are being stored while a new use for them is investigated – perhaps as frames for shade sails in parks. The trusses, weighing about 10 tonnes... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – February 2018

Work to transform the Plaza into an all-weather space suitable for all kinds of events started last week, with the removal of the etched glass panels along the front of the building. Read our February 2018 newsletter... Read more