WELCOME TO EXPRESSIONS WHIRINAKI ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE home to Gillies Group Theatre, Professionals Recreation Hall, Golden Homes Gallery, Mitre 10 Mega Galley and Limelight Cafe. 

We are open at Level 2

Things will look a little different when you visit us again… Click here for an update on how we are working to keep you, our patrons, and our team safe and healthy while continuing to enjoy art and culture in Upper Hutt. Here are a few key points:

ART BRINGS US CLOSER: BUT PLEASE KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: Physical distancing still applies at Level 2, so make sure you keep 1 metre apart from people you don’t know.

CONTACT TRACING FOR ALL VISITORS: When you arrive, one of our friendly staff members will meet and greet you and record your details for contact tracing. This applies to all visitors, performers and artists, hall hirers and users. We will need to record the time you enter and the time you leave, so touch base and say goodbye before you leave.

A NEW CAFÉ… ON ITS WAY: When open at Level 2 we will not have a full operating Café. We are working on getting a new café up and running.

INCREASED HYGIENE MEASURES: We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all high traffic areas and we have hand sanitiser units for everyone’s use.

ALLOCATED SEATING: In the theatre, your assigned seat may be different to the one you booked, as we’ve had to shuffle some seat reservations around to support physical distancing. Feel free to discuss this with one of our friendly staff. Check out our Events tab for which shows are all go.

SELF ISOLATION: We ask our patrons to stay home and self-isolate if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms or have travelled overseas in the last 14 days.

Kia Kaha, Ka kite ano au i a koutou (Stay strong, see you soon).