1 May 2018

Curtains for Fortune Theatre

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:18 pm on 1 May 2018

Another blow for Dunedin with the Fortune Theatre being shut down this morning and no plans to reopen it. The iconic theatre was struggling financially and the board of trustees told the 11 staff this morning it could not go on.

The Fortune Theatre was founded in 1974 and has put on over 400 productions.

Haley van Leeuwen is the chair of the Board of Trustees and she explains to Jesse  the financial problems which have led to the company being shut down.

Fortune Theatre in Dunedin

Fortune Theatre in Dunedin Photo: RNZ

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