Southland Competitions Society Inc


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The Southland Competitions events are held in various venues within Invercargill. The venues used are:

  • Civic Theatre - Theatre;
  • SIT Centrestage;
  • St John's Girls School hall
  • Arts Murihiku
  • Lindisfarne Community Centre;

Civic Theatre - Ballet & Modern Dance

Tay St

Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre is located  on Tay St, only a couple of minutes walk from the central shopping district of Invercargill. The Venue has been used by the Competitions in previous years and will this year host the Ballet, and Modern Dance in late September. Ballet and Modern dance will be on the main stage.

The Stage is a wonderful size for the dancers and the vast number of dressing rooms ensures that there will be plenty of space for the more than 130 competitors over the 4 days.

In previous years Vocal and Instrumental have been held at the Civic Theatre in the Victoria Rooms. The acoustics in the Victora Rooms were second to none and the Grand Piano was available for both competitors and accompanists.


SIT Centrestage - Tap Dancing; Highland Dancing; Irish Dancing

33 Don Street

Centrestage Theatre, owned by the Southern Institute of Technology and managed by Cue TV. is situated right in the very heart of the city. The 314 tiered-seating theatre is situated on the first floor of the Cue TV building next to SIT Downtown. The theatre boasts a counterweighted fly floor and a full-size stage perfect for dancers.

The venue consists of the public auditorium (performance area), foyer, and downstairs dressing rooms. It is the venue for our Tap Dancing, run in conjunction with the Highland Dancing and Irish Dancing, when this art form is offered.
PO Box 1393
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand
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