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McLauchlan Family Auditorium

The McLauchlan Family Auditorium is our principal venue for larger events. It is capable of hosting up to 701* people over two levels (Stalls and deLuxe Dress Circle).

It is the largest purpose built theatre in the top of the South Island.

This space has a fully functional fly tower and counter weight flying system. 

This will allow our very professional team of technicians to create a very special event for you.

Now available for bookings for Live Performance Events and Conferences.

Critical Stage Information

Max proscenium opening


Height of proscenium opening (trim height TBC)


Width of stage wall to wall


Depth from edge of apron to back wall


Height from stage to fly floor


Counterweight lines

61 @ 180mm centres

Batten Drift


Line set capacity

450kg UDL, Point load 250kg

Power supply

2x tap off boxes (1 at stage, 1 at dimmer room on fly floor) provided with power lock rated to 400amp.

PDL 56 series 50amp outlets distributed throughout stage house and LX bridges

*Note 701 is maximum capacity when the orchestra pit/thrust stage and control position is not in use.

Click here to download a copy of the Seating Plan


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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