Government backs Gisborne’s Lawson Field Theatre

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Minister of Arts and Culture

Headline: Government backs Gisborne’s Lawson Field Theatre

Maggie Barry | Arts, Culture and Heritage

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne is receiving a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the Gisborne District Council was forced to close the theatre last October due to its earthquake prone status.

“The theatre is a sought-after venue for local productions and smaller touring performances and has been much missed. This $417,513 grant from the Regional Culture Heritage Fund will help the Council complete pressing seismic strengthening work,” Ms Barry says.

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