Central Leader : January 28th 2011
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The Queen St complex, located next door to the Auckland Town Hall, will have a medium- sized flexi-form audi- torium with between 350 and 450 seats. It will also include a 120-seat studio space, a bar, cafe and rehearsal area. Q Theatre general manager Susanne Rit- zenhoff says the building work is on schedule and set for completion by September. We are absolutely delighted with progress. We can see the audi- torium taking shape now. Construction of the $21 million project involves refurbishing the 85-year-old shopfront building and attaching a state-of-the-art audi- torium with access from Lower Greys Ave. Original features such as brickwork, ceiling mouldings and windows have been retained in the restoration of 305 Queen St and the team has brilliantly amalga- mated an old building with new construction . We re thrilled that we have been able to retain some of the character of the old building to create something very special for Auckland s entertain- ment precinct, Ms Rit- zenhoff says. But adapting a heri- tage building to the needs of a flexible, mod- ern theatre has not come without financial challenges. Further funding is needed to make up for budget shortfalls created by unplanned contami- nated soil remediation and foundation strength- ening. A fundraising drive through the Q Theatre Foundation is now on the cards this year to fit out and maintain the build- ing once construction is complete. Through donations the foundation aims to foster art development initia- tives at the theatre. Ms Ritzenhoff says Q Theatre will be more than just a venue for hire. It will become a popular cultural hub. Q Theatre aims to fill a gap in Auckland s venue requirements, she says. As a world-class venue it will curate a programme with a diverse range of per- forming arts companies and practitioners includ- ing music, theatre, com- edy, opera and dance. Programming for the centre s inaugural sea- son from September to December is already booked out. Performances will in- clude Auckland Theatre Company s production of the Roald Dahl classic The Twits, Tempo s annual dance festival and a line-up of events during the Rugby World Cup that will be revealed early next year. The centre is now starting to programme shows for 2012. See www.central leader.co.nz for a video on Q Theatre. Travel times are just a click away An online service which provides motorway travel times should make it easier to plan trips around Auckland. Motorway travel time signs were provided near on-ramps last year but the New Zealand Trans- port Agency has extended the information so it is available online. Agency regional direc- tor for Auckland and Northland Stephen Town says the web ser- vice will provide drivers with more certainty. The travel time signs have been a great suc- cess. Our feedback shows the system is being used by people already on the road and the online ser- vice will help them choose the right travel option before starting their journey. Travel information will cover the southern motorway, the northern, the northwestern and the central motorway junction from 6am to 8pm every day. See http://www.nzta. govt.nz/traffic/current- conditions /highway-info/ tim/central-motorway- junction.html.
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