The Theatre Royal Nelson

It’s yours It’s mine It’s ours

A beautiful asset to Nelson and the theatrical life of New Zealand, The Theatre Royal was built in 1878. In June 2010 it was official re-opened following 10 years of fundraising and two and a half years of rebuilding and restoring the Theatre Royal to its full glory, preserving its heritage for future generations. It offers a fully restored heritage theatre with 21st century staging, front of house and back stage facilities.


The Brief

They came to us with an existing non-WordPress website that needed to be completely redesigned to really display the theatre in all its newly restored glory.

The main objective was modernising the look and ease of entering for new shows which change regularly.

Showcasing the Shows

We installed an events systems and extensively customised it to display the information about each show.

The shows are displayed in date order and can be searched using the calendar function.


  • Choice of 6 Custom Diagonal Ribbons
  • Uses only one show image for both the Shows list thumbnail and the individual shows feature image
  • Prominent show title, dates and time
  • A customised excerpt to entice visitors.
  • “Book Tickets” button goes directly to TicketDirect for online bookings
  • “Show Details” button links to more information for the show


Theatre Royal Nelson

Making entering shows easy - a place for everything

We customised the system so that there is a logical place for all the information regarding a show. Staff can now enter the information easily and be certain that it will be correctly formatted. Its taken the hard work out of creating new shows.

Web Design Theatre Royal Nelson

Offering a wide range of ticketing options

Website Design for Nelson Theatre Royal

Mobile Responsive


Displaying the Facilities

The theatre has great facilities and its important to showcase these to prospective hirers. The information is complex and so we developed a system to display all the information. It can be viewed by scrolling down the page, or by using the horizontal menu to get to a certain facility quickly.

Technical Facilities at The theatre Royal Nelson

Keeping the character

The Theatre Royal Nelson is a beautiful old theatre, lovingly restored. We wanted the website to reflect all the character and keep it looking very professional. The top banners of the website reflect features which give the theatre its character.

The Result