Hastings Municipal Theatre

Choral Society

Choral Society performing in Hastings Municipal Theatre with conductor Arthur Don

Hastings Municipal Theatre

Hastings Council Chambers and Municipal Theatre, built in 1915

Architect of Municipal Theatre, Henry Eli White
Architect of Council Chambers, Albert Garnett

Municipal Theatre, Hastings

Municipal Theatre, Hastings

Orchestral Society

Hastings Orchestral Society performing in the Hastings Municipal Theatre

Scene From "Marama" 1920

Scene from production of “Marama”, Hastings, 1920

Third from right in orchestra is Mr Cedric White, who in the 1939-40 production was conductor of the orchestra.

Scenes From "Marama" 1939-40

Comments from Ralph Spence, in charge of scenery 1939-40 production

Photo 1 –

“Maori meeting house was made to full size and in centre of picture behind a ground row and in front of rostrum can be seen the geyser steaming.

I had a 5 H.P. steam boiler (used for glass house heating) set up outside back of stage door and pipes running into centre stage and controlled steam bursts with a valve on off stage.

Theatre Performers

Cast of Kemball Theatres Limited production at Hastings Municipal Theatre, Hastings Street

Text of sign on radiator grill –

“WE’RE OFF TO THE WEDDING OF MICKEY & MINNIE MOUSE
Municipal Theatre”