The Foyer space will be transformed from a tired and out-dated space into a warm, welcoming and contemporary area.

The 1990s curved glass windows at the front will be removed, along with the remnants of the Spanish Mission style arched loggia. The space will incorporate tangata whenua cultural concepts, and the stories of Ngāti Whakaue, Te Arawa, and Sir Howard Morrison will be introduced, giving it a unique and truly Rotorua feel. New flooring, lighting, building services and theatre services will be incorporated.

In addition to its core function for pre-show mixing and mingling, the new foyer will be ideal for exhibitions, fashion shows, and formal openings.

Current Foyer at the Sir Howard Morrison Centre

Artists impression of the Sir Howard Morrison Centre foyer