The Riverbank Centre is the home of Whangarei Theatre Company, and was built by company members in the 1980s. For more than 70 years, Whangarei Theatre Company has been playing a vital role coaching, developing, and providing performance opportunities to creative people across the community.
Each year we produce several shows, most of which are staged in our own complex on Reyburn House Lane. Facilities at the Riverbank Centre enable us to present our shows to a highly professional standard, in an auditorium which seats 170.
We also provide a home to other groups focusing on speech and drama as key elements in building confidence and social skills for young people. Students from these groups go on to perform at community events and take roles in WTC and other productions, across New Zealand and beyond. The benefits to them personally, and their communities, are immense.
We are immensely proud of our society, our performers, and our building.