20 Dec 2019

Happy Birthday! The Civic Theatre turns 90

From First Up, 5:43 am on 20 December 2019

Auckland's Civic theatre's seen war, depression, recession and a multi-million dollar restoration - all while hosting some of the world's biggest stars. And today it's celebrating being ninety years young. George Farrant, who oversaw its 1990 restoration says the Civic is a rare bird that's captured the hearts of many New Zealanders. He took our reporter Katie Doyle and camerawoman Patrice Allan for a tour of the theatre to celebrate its big day.