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The Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust

The Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust was formed as a non for profit organisation on 16th November 1974 following the demolition of His Majesty’s Theatre with the principal objective of establishing a new theatre for the Marlborough community to use.

After many years of research, planning and community fundraising, this dream was realised with the opening of a new theatre located in the former Farmers Department Store on Arthur St, Blenheim on the 15th February 1985. For 31 years the FloorPride Marlborough Civic Theatre was the arts and entertainment hub for our region, providing a wide and varied range of performing arts and entertainment opportunities for participants and patrons.

Now the dream of providing a theatre was further extended when the ASB Theatre Marlborough (which replaces the FloorPride Marlborough Civic Theatre) opened on 16th March 2016. This multi-use and purpose built venue is situated overlooking Blenheim’s Taylor River.  It is now operational and provides a key asset within our community with high levels of community use and excellent patron and public support.


To provide a Centre of Excellence for the Performing Arts, and Events in Marlborough


Enriching life in Marlborough by engaging people in the performing Arts, and Events.


Chair - Kevin Moseley

Deputy Chair - Peter Mark

Trustees - Tim Leslie, Brent Marshall, Anton James, Greg Simpson and Sara Bishell.

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust Deed

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust Deed

Strategic Plan

Charities Commission Link

Charities Commission Link


Booking Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Open one hour before each performance.

  • Closed on: Sundays & National Holidays

Postal Address

  • P O Box 163, Blenheim 7240, Marlborough, New Zealand

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