About Us


Adults: $14
Senior Citizens/Students (12 and over): $12
Children (3 to 11 years inclusive): $8
Under 3 years: FREE

Budget Tuesdays:
Adults/Senior Citizens/Students: $10
Children: $8
Under 3 years: FREE

Pre-5pm weekday movies (excludes school and public holidays):
Adults/Senior Citizens/Students: $10
Children: $8
Under 3 years: FREE

3D screenings: $2 on top of ticket price

Please note: staff may ask for ID for restricted movies. Your co-operation in helping them to do their job is appreciated.



The main auditorium and backstage area was extensively refurbished in 2008. It seats 450 people and is available for movie screenings and live shows.

Facilities for live shows include a full range of dressing rooms, a counter-weighted flying system, theatrical services infrastructure, and an on-stage area 12 metres wide and 9.8 metres deep. Promoters wishing to book these facilities can get further details and advice on ticketing options from [email protected]

The smaller auditorium seats 78 people and is primarily available for movie screenings. It is also suitable as a small meeting/conference facility.


The SBS ST James Theatre does not have a customer car park. However parking is generally available on Irk Street, where parking is $1 per hour for up to two hours. Parking is free after 6pm weekdays, Saturday afternoon, all of Sunday, and public holidays.

Theatre access

There are no stairs in the entrance to the theatre foyer, but access to both theatres is by stairs.

For movies, wheelchair access is only available in our 450-seat theatre. Access is via a ramp outside, down an alleyway at the right of the building. Please phone in advance to check which theatre a movie is screening in and inform staff if assistance is required.

Almost all live shows are in our 450-seat theatre which has wheelchair access via a ramp to the right of the building and four spaces for wheelchairs in the front row.

Theatre Box Office / Managers office

The Box Office for live shows is at the left of the counter and for movies is at the right end of the counter. The Box Office is open every day. Mondays 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday 12:30pm to 9:00pm. The manager’s office is to the right of the sales counter.

Booking tickets

Tickets for live shows can be purchased at the Theatre, or online via iticket.co.nz or ph. 0508 i-TICKET (484 253) When booking your ticket, please indicate if you have any seating or other requirements. If booking online, please also email – [email protected] or phone the Theatre 03 208 7396 to advise of special requirements.


Toilets are located to the rear left of the main foyer and as they are on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible.There is a wheelchair access toilet in both the male and female toilets. .