About the project
In 2011 following the Christchurch earthquakes, we had a building assessment done on the Lawson Field Theatre. The assessment found it was earthquake prone under IL3 standards.
The Lawson Field Theatre needs to be earthquake strengthened and refurbished as a result of the assessment.
In addition to the strengthening, we're taking the opportunity to improve the facilities such as the roofing and the exterior cladding, improve drainage, install a firewall between Council's administration building, renovate the back of house toilet and shower facilities, and theatre systems such as lighting and pulley systems.
The Lawson Field Theatre was built in 1983 and has a design life of 50 years. The Rose Room was later added to provide a conference/reception area. The theatre design is relatively modern and provides versatile performance space for smaller intimate theatre performances, conventions, conferences, seminars and social functions.