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. The acoustics are superb, recognized by the Kerikeri International Piano Competition who have used the theatre for all competitions since the Turner Centre opened in 2005. Main area seats 324 people and additional 68 in the upstairs gallery and there are 2 side boxes seating 8 each.
Audiences enjoy high quality sound throughout the auditorium whether orchestral, pop or intimate virtuoso performances.