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A look inside Haere-roa: The Foundry

In this week’s Haere-roa update, Kevin (UCSA’s International Student Rep) takes you for look around an old institution on campus – The Foundry.

A tour of The Foundry, Haere-roa

This venue has been around for a long time, but come July it will make its big move across the carpark to the new student building.

There’ll be a few changes when The Foundry opens in its new location, including longer opening hours Monday to Friday. Take a look.

Your chance to Save a Seat in the famous Ngaio Marsh Theatre

Now’s your chance to save yourself a seat in the iconic Ngaio Marsh Theatre – a space that holds so many incredible memories for staff, alumni and theatre-lovers nationwide.

The Save me a Seat campaign gives you a chance to claim your own slice of theatre history, with contributions of $500 will receive an engraved plate on the back of one of the rebuilt Ngaio Marsh Theatre’s seats.

Ngaio Marsh Theatre

So far, there’s been a fantastic response from staff and the wider community with 140 of the 320 seats already snapped up.

Your donations help the UCSA on its journey to raise Haere-roa’s $5 million shortfall so that students can own their 51% share of the new building. So far, an incredible $3 million has been raised towards the project, and they’re now on the final push to fill as much of the shortfall as possible.

If you would like to contribute, you can do so online: Save yourself a seat at the Ngaio Marsh Theatre or you can click here to learn more about Haere-roa.

Watch Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel talk about the Save me a Seat campaign below:

Take a look inside Haere-roa

Haere-roa, the new UCSA building, is getting closer to opening day.

It’s been a long journey getting to this point, involving hundreds of generous alumni and staff donors who have given nearly $3 million to our students’ 51% share of the new building.

To help staff and students get to know Haere-roa, the UCSA are doing weekly video updates on the construction. Each week will highlight a new and exciting area – everything from the iconic Ngaio Marsh Theatre to the plush new Bentley’s Lounge.

First up, UCSA President Sam Brosnahan talks about how far the building has come.

To learn more about Haere-roa,  please visit the UCSA’s website. You can also follow Haere-roa on Facebook to learn more about upcoming events like concerts and shows.

A quick look at the new Haere-roa building

After two years of construction, the new UCSA building and student space Haere-roa will open in July.

It’s an exciting time for students and staff of the UCSA who are looking forward to finally making the space home.

Among its many features, the building will include:

  • the Ngaio Marsh Theatre
  • an outdoor amphitheatre
  • a 24/7 heat-and-eat social space
  • cafés and bars,  Bentley’s and the Foundry
  • a BBQ and a large lawn, and
  • a dedicated club workroom with a printer and bench space.

Take a look at some of the sights

Exterior of Haere-roa fronted by UCSA Exec
Haere-roa in March 2019. The UCSA’s Executive Team and CEO stand outside. Since this photo, landscaping has begun.
Haere-roa Interior Scene
A rendering of a sunny interior space within Haere-roa.
Interior of The Foundry
A rendering of the new-look Foundry bar, which will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am til late during term time.
Interior of Ngaio Marsh Theatre
A rendering of the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, which will have a retractable seating structure that allows for a capacity of 330 people seated and 1000 standing.
Interior of Ngaio Marsh Theatre with UCSA Exec
The Ngaio Marsh Theatre back in March.

For more information, or to donate to the Save me a seat campaign for Ngaio Marsh Theatre, please visit the UCSA website.