Welcome to The Globe Theatre


Interested in hiring the Globe for a show or function? Email venuehire@globetheatre.co.nz

Download the 2015-2016 Globe Theatre Trust Audited Accounts.

You can also download the Globe Theatre Hire Enquiry Form and Terms and Conditions

Like to join the Globe Team or contribute to our ongoing development?

The Globe Theatre is a Community-owned Facility operated by the Globe Theatre Trust Board on behalf of the Palmerston North City Council.

Please watch this space for more information, or check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.GLOcom/pages/The-Globe-Theatre-Palmerston-North/594309107257395 for updates!

The Globe Theatre is Palmerston North's home of Community Theatre. Many dozens of colourful productions - some big, some small, some serious and some frivolous - take place within our two performance spaces each year, while the Foyer and Globe Lounge host regular community and business events. The Globe gets its name from the unique circular design of the building, the inspiration of which came from Shakespeare’s original famous open air circular theare in London. This iconic design feature will still be visible in the New Globe Facility opening mid-2014.

The Globe Theatre was opened in November 1982 in response to the need for a modern purpose-built small community theatre.  It is managed by a Trust Board on behalf of the Palmerston North City Council, and is available for hire. In 2014 major redevelopments have seen a 100-seat Auditorium built to complement the existing Theatre and a number of other spaces created.

Today, the Globe Theatre is a well-used community theatre fulfilling its original purpose to cater for a variety of local and touring arts and cultural events such as drama, comedy, musical theatre, dance and musical recitals, public artistic competitions, conferences and seminars.

There are excellent parking facilities surrounding the Theatre, which is located central to the city and only a minute walk from The Square.