The Bruce Mason Centre is named after one of New Zealand’s greatest playwrights, Bruce Mason. Best known for his classic New Zealand theatre plays including The Pohutakawa Tree, and The End of the Golden Weather, the Bruce Mason’s creativity, his love of Aotearoa New Zealand, and his gifts to the performing arts live on in the North Shore landmark.
The Bruce Mason Centre was officially opened by then-Governor General Sir Michael Hardie Boys GNZM, GCMC in 1996.
The Centre plays a lead role in arts and entertainment on the North Shore. Winner of the Medium Venue of the Year award at the EVANZ Awards 2015, it hosts an enormous variety of shows and events. From family entertainment, to dance, to music, to comedy, (it’s one of the hubs for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival) the Bruce Mason Centre offers something for everyone.
The 1119 seat theatre can also be transformed into an elegant flat floor space for events hosting up to 450 guests.