The Turner Centre is a performing arts, events and meeting venue right in the heart of Kerikeri. Voted Top Town in New Zealand, Kerikeri is a vibrant retail and commercial centre, offering day or overnight visitors with great cafés, boutique shopping and a wide range of activities and accommodation.
The Turner Centre is in the heart of this thriving town and it’s mission is to provide a facility that is the heart of the community, offering an accessible venue of first choice to all.
The show piece at the Turner Centre is the world-class John Dalton Theatre. It is a stunning auditorium seating 400+ people in air conditioned comfort. Audiences enjoy high quality sound throughout the auditorium whether orchestral, pop or intimate virtuoso performances.
The New World Theatre Bar & Terrace is used for pre-show and interval drinks and when not associated with a show in the main auditorium may be hired for small intimate cabaret-style performances, presentations, exhibitions and displays. The lounge/bar area features stunning works of local and international works of art.
The theatre atmosphere, our experienced Venue Manager and team of volunteers make a night out at the Turner Centre Theatre a pleasure and delight. We’ve hosted a huge range of International, National and local performances including NZ Ballet, NZ Symphony Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Rodger Fox Big Band, musical, comedy and dramatic theatre. Click here to find out What’s On currently at the Turner Centre’s venues.
Whether your meeting or conference is large or small, the Turner Centre can handle it. Whether it’s a business meeting, exhibition, sumptuous banquet or entertainment event, the Turner Centre’s purpose-built facilities will ensure your event comes off polished and professional.