Upper Hutt Musical Theatre Inc. was established in 1975 as the Upper Hutt Operatic Society. We own and operate Up-Stage Theatre, located at 26A Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt, and aim to produce two shows per year, ranging from large scale musicals (Chicago, The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar) to revues and children’s pantomimes.
MISSION: Upper Hutt Musical Theatre provides quality entertainment and opportunities for everyone to experience all aspects of musical theatre.
VISION: Upper Hutt Musical Theatre aspires to be the premier producer of quality, affordable musical entertainment in the Wellington region.
Without the generous assistance from Trust House we would not be able to attain our vision. In 2016, with support from Trust House, we were able to:
- Conclude our 40th birthday celebrations by producing ‘Oliver!’ at the Gillies Group Theatre, Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre; and
- Stage the New Zealand Premiere of ‘I Love You Because’ in Upper Hutt.
Ticket costs for both of these shows was able to be held at approximately one third of the average theatre ticket price in Wellington, ensuring that these theatrical events are accessible by more of the Upper Hutt (and wider) community.
Local theatre cannot survive without the support of a large group of dedicated volunteers. Thank you all!