A new Court Theatre
|John Smythe||posted 28 May 2011, 08:17 PM|
Check out this clip of the new Court Theatre concept
|Editor||posted 1 Jul 2011, 05:03 PM|
ANOTHER BLOW FOR ONE OF NZ'S LEADING THEATRE COMPANIES
|Editor||posted 8 Jul 2011, 08:33 AM|
$500,000 DONATION, A SOLD OUT NIGHT AT THE AURORA AND A NEW FUNDRAISING EVENT ANNOUNCED
|Editor||posted 12 Sep 2011, 07:29 PM|
Kaikoura Artist supports Christchurch Arts
Twenty original artworks inspired by and celebrating Christchurch before the earthquakes are to be exhibited in Kaikoura at Hislops Cafe, Beach Rd this Sunday.
Entitled “For Christchurch”, artist Karen James is supporting Christchurch's Court Theatre by making every piece in the exhibition available for purchase, with all proceeds being donated to The Court Theatre's fundraising appeal for the new theatre in Addington.
James started the Christchurch-themed works within days of the quake to capture how she remembers Christchurch. “It didn't feel right to paint any other subject amidst all the tragedy going on after February 22nd,” she says. ”Each work is mixed media, which symbolises much
about Christchurch, with its rich tapestry of culture, history, the land and its people.
|Editor||posted 23 Jul 2012, 04:23 PM|
PICTURESQUE DONATION HELPS COURT THEATRE
Christchurch print and design company The Caxton Press has donated a percentage from the proceeds of Peter Morath's book CHRISTCHURCH: A NOSTALGIC TRIBUTE, raising $10,000 for The Court Theatre's fundraising appeal.
Caxton's Managing Director Bruce Bascand says "the response to Peter's photographic essay on pre and post quake Christchurch has been wonderful; as long-term supporters of The Court we are delighted to be able to donate to the theatre."
Artistic Director of The Court Theatre, Ross Gumbley, says "we are thrilled by this generous donation. The Caxton Press has found a way to both celebrate our city's past and contribute towards its future at the same time." The donation will be used to replace assets lost in the Arts Centre.
|Editor||posted 30 Jul 2012, 07:22 PM|
Court Theatre and Wider Arts Sector Key Component of New CBD
Today's announcement by the Central City Development Unit (CCDU) is clear recognition of the importance of the role the arts sector will play in the future of the city.
That from The Court Theatre Chief Executive, Philip Aldridge who says,
“The CCDU blueprint endorses the key role The Court and other arts organisations will play in reinvigorating the city. Cities need life, cities need people, cities need energy and creativity and the arts can offer this”.
Mr Aldridge says the blueprint is an exciting plan for audiences and for the people of Christchurch who need the central city back, full of energy and operating again – sooner rather than later.
“The plan to have these key institutions operational by mid 2014 is ambitious and exciting. It's a tight timeframe but one that can be achieved, which will be fantastic for the people of Christchurch and visitors alike,” he says.
“The re-establishment of performance venues will also see the re-instatement of restaurants and bars which is greatly to be welcomed”, he says.
Philip Aldridge acknowledges the huge support from donors, sponsors, supporters, subscribers and The Court staff themselves that allowed the company to survive 2012 and to be reborn in Addington.
“The Court Theatre would not be in the position to play its part in the rebuild without the huge effort and support of so many,” he says. “This not only saved the theatre but has ensured it will play a key role in the future of Christchurch.”