Welcome to
The Whangarei Repertory Society Inc


We offer a complete evening of entertainment at excellent value.

An intimate 50 seat theatre is coupled with a welcoming dining room where you can enjoy a sumptuous dinner with a glass of wine.


The Whangarei Repertory Society Inc. produces three or four productions each year. One Musical/Revue and the others Drama or Comedy plays.

There are many ways to enjoy being a part of these productions, especially as a member of our audience.

Come on in and see for yourself.

is to foster an intimate theatre experience that engages, entertains, inspires and empowers both our artists and our audiences while providing the link between playwright/composer and our patrons.
is to train and support the next generations of theatre artists for the next generations of audiences.

The Whangarei Repertory Society Inc (aka Octagon Theatre) came into being on April 8, 1948. The first play was staged at a private home in November 1948.
From small beginnings, the Society’s number of drama enthusiasts and followers continues to grow.
Read more about the history of the theatre here and to ensure a future, think how together we can continue to provide a unique enjoyable and entertaining experience.

This is the story of how we arrived at where we are today with our successes and failures and how we overcame the latter! During and immediately after World War II the people of Whangarei were starved for live entertainment. Anything that moved on stage was welcomed with open arms. A group of enthusiastic thespians were such movers. They really got their act together and a lot of hard work took place under the guidance of…