Huge plans have been drafted for a massive $ 11.46 million redevelopment of the theatre which Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt has called the city council's "last big community project." Aside from some strengthening in the 1980s, the theatre has remained unchanged since its 1906 opening...
At the front of house, the scope of work planned includes: Reconfiguration of the Tay Street entrance to increase the crush space in the foyers.
Cherie Sivignon, "Civic to shed shabby and dated interior," The Southland Times (New Zealand), July 8, 2002
John Barber, "Ghosts of the Gardens tell tales of glory and disgrace," The Globe and Mail, February 13, 1999