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Theatre officially opened

Pat Seymour, chairwoman of the War Memorial Theatre Trust which drove fundraising for refurbishment of the Lawson Field Theatre, and former Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon share ribbon-cutting duties at the reopening of the theatre on Saturday night.

The theatre was closed for more than a year while it was earthquake-strengthened and refurbished.

The official reopening was celebrated with SHINE, a variety show made up of local and international talent.

The theatre was filled for the event which showed off the abundance of talent in the district.

Pat Seymour and Meng Foon. Picture by Strike Photography