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Gough Family Theatre

Te Whare Whakaari o Te Whānau Gough

Your Legacy, Our Future fundraising campaign for our new Fitness Centre and Theatre Complex.

The St Andrew’s College Board has approved two building projects to complete our new Fitness Centre and Performing Arts Centre. The development of the Gough Family Theatre is the next major building project on the St Andrew’s College campus. This exciting facility will be a hub for many Secondary and Preparatory School students who take part in a wide variety of cultural pursuits at the College. Work commenced in December 2021, with completion in November 2023.


The St Andrew’s College Drama Club began in 1921. Cultural pursuits have always been an integral part of life at the College. Students immersed in the arts are encouraged to think critically, be culturally aware, take risks, communicate ideas and express themselves.

Hundreds of people in the St Andrew’s community visit the Theatre each year to watch our enthusiastic, talented students perform in top quality theatre and ballet productions, music performances and dance revues. The Theatre is also a place where students can learn to participate in behind the scenes roles, such as sound, music and lighting, costumes, make‑up, set design, props, stage management, directing and producing.

The new Gough Family Theatre is an exciting development, with upgraded facilities to match the incredible talents of our students.

Features of the Theatre Complex development include:

  • larger stage and backstage areas;
  • enhanced sound and lighting;
  • new designated areas for changing and storage;
  • a larger entranceway and foyer with space for food facilities;
  • greater comfort for the audience.

How You Can Help

The Gough Family Theatre is the next major project for St Andrew’s College. Your generosity through the Your Legacy, Our Future campaign will help us to complete this significant project, and provide an exciting, redeveloped Theatre Complex for current and future students. Work commenced in December 2021, with completion in mid-2023.

Larger Donations

There is not a better way to show your commitment to St Andrew’s College. Leave a lasting legacy and provide ongoing support for our current and future students by donating to the new Gough Family Theatre. You can even pool resources as a family, sports or cultural group, or class. Please contact the Development Office via email, or phone +64 3 940 2021, for further information about these exciting opportunities. Terms are flexible.

We may recognise your donation by attributing your name to a space or building.

The Dance Studio – Donation completed
The Drama Studio – Donation completed
The Sound Box – Donation completed
The Theatre Complex – Donation completed
The Theatre Foyer – Donation completed

Other Ways You Can Help

A Note from the College Song

This will be displayed on the 'Old Collegians Foyer' wall and will include a recognition plaque for your child or family.

Bronze note $3,000
Silver note $5,000
Gold note $10,000
(including Strowan Club membership – payment in full)

Theatre Seat

A theatre seat will be acknowledged with a plaque on the seat, bearing your child or family name, or honouring an Old Collegian or special event.

Theatre Seat $2,000

Any amount you are happy to donate to the Gough Family Theatre will be much appreciated by St Andrew’s College.

To discuss making a donation, please contact the Development Office via email or telephone +64 3 940 2021.

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All cash donations are eligible for the 33% tax credit for individuals and trusts or a tax deductible expense for companies.