The Whakatāne District War Memorial Hall is a popular community facility located at Rex Morpeth Park on 7 Short Street. The War Memorial Complex has ample parking and provides cultural and sporting facilities for many organisations in the District.
The Centre was opened by the Governor-General in 1978. It was built around and over the earlier War Memorial Hall. The building has retained the original main entrance, plaques and honours scrolls.
The Centre includes the Little Theatre, which seats over 270 people and is used for recitals, conferences, seminars and theatrical productions. A loop system is installed in the first four rows for the hearing impaired. The theatre is backed by a large rehearsal room.
The large, carpeted entrance foyer provides bar and ticketing facilities and can also be used as a separate function room if the entire complex is hired. Next to the foyer, separated by sliding soundproof doors, is the carpeted reception lounge with a bar and kitchen facilities, and a parquet dance floor. It is available for receptions, meetings and conferences.
P 07 306 0500
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