Sponsor a Seat


You can help with the final stage of the Theatre's complete restoration by sponsoring a seat in our beautifully restored art deco main auditorium.

The seats are being restored to their original finish with new bases and high quality foam, and they are a major step-up in comfort. The new upholstery material is a hard-wearing art deco red that will last for many years to come.

The original cast seat frames are cleaned, sprayed in black and gold and reused, and adjacent floors are being repaired and repainted.

Our wonderful volunteers are putting in around 10 hours of their time per seat to repair, sand, stain and paint the bases and the floor, and professional upholsterers are restoring the seats themselves at a cost of $250 per seat for the fabric and the work required .

You can assist with this restoration process by donating funds to help meet this cost:

Gold donation - 2 seats or more at $250 per seat

Silver donation - 1 seat at $250

Bronze donation - $50 or more towards the completion of a seat.

Visit the Theatre and pick up a brochure and donation form, or send an email to manager@hokitikaregent.com and we'll post a copy out to you.



For just $15 a year you can become a member of the Westland Community Centre Incorporated, the society that owns and runs the Theatre on behalf of the community. We will send you notices of the benefits, particularly about events and movies, by email or text.   Call in and pick up a membership form or send an email to manager@hokitikaregent.com and we'll send one out to you.



We always need more helpers and you'd be very welcome to join the ranks of our valued volunteers. Send an email to manager@hokitikaregent.com detailing any special skills you are able to help us out with – maybe painting or cleaning, building and repairs, ushering at events - whatever you think may be of assistance, and we'll be in touch.