MEDIA RELEASE New Theatre named in Official Ceremony

Thursday 13th October 2016 – The newly anticipated Kapiti Performing Arts Centre Principal Theatre was last night named “Coastlands Theatre” in an official ceremony held at Coastlands Shoppingtown.

Coastlands purchased the naming rights to the theatre for $500,000, helping to fund the $10 million dollar project that will provide a venue that aims to attract local, national and international acts.


The performing arts centre will include a 348 seat performance theatre, a black box theatre seating 100, a drama and dance studio, music and film making classrooms and practice rooms, a recording studio and a box office.

Richard Mansell, CEO Coastlands Shoppingtown says supporting community projects is an important part of giving back as well as supporting town growth.

“Community facilities such as the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will help bring new people into our community. As a local business, we should support and contribute to these facilities that not only will benefit our local community, but help to grow our district.“

Kapiti College Board of Trustees Chair, Jennie Gutry says Kapiti College is delighted with the community’s support and enthusiasm, with many businesses choosing to take opportunities to donate or partner with the Performing Arts Centre in both large and small ways.

“We are grateful to Coastlands for recognising the potential of the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre for the region. By backing the project so generously, Coastlands is showing strong support for the performing arts in our region, now and for future generations, as well as for the public who will get to enjoy the arts in a purpose built contemporary venue.”

The Kapiti Performing Arts Project is continuing to seek funds from businesses and individuals, who can contribute to the project in numerous ways including: naming rights, sponsorship opportunities, premium and gold seating sponsorships and contributions via their Give a Little page.

Coastlands Shopping Town is a family owned business since 1969 has over 100 local shareholders. Housing over 120 businesses, they help provide over 1,500 local jobs and donate over $100,000 back to the community annually.  Coastlands have previously funded several community projects including, The Coastlands Aquatic Centre, The Coastlands Kapiti Sports Turf, and plans to continue heavily invest into the Kapiti Community.

Richard Mansell, Coastlands CEO | 021 1045011
Cas Carter, Kapiti College Board of Trustees & Chair KPAC Strategy and Planning Group | 021 915410

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