Limelight Theatre Company

Limelight Theatre Company

Bringing dramatic arts to Carterton
Opportunities for Directors


We hope you are all keeping safe by staying home and supporting the community by keeping your distance when out in public. To all our essential service workers, thank you.

Due to what is happening in our community at this time we are suspending all Limelight activities until it is safe to reinstate them. In the meantime you may like to check out free streamed plays online:

National Theatre at Home

Filmed on Stage

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You can contact the Limelight Theatre Co. committee by any one of the following methods:


Call: 028 2554 2458 (please leave a message)

Facebook Private Message

About Us


Limelight Theatre Company is a community theatre company based in Carterton with the aim of promoting theatrical arts in the Carterton district.

Brief History

Carterton Little Theatre was founded in 1948 by Canon Stent, it evolved into Carterton Amateur Dramatic (CAD) in 1952.

A 1983 fire destroyed the Belvedere Rd premises and Phoenix Theatre Wairarapa Inc. arose and relocated to Holloway St.

2011 saw Phoenix Theatre’s premises demolished to be replaced by the Carterton Events Centre which was built for the whole community and incorporated the Library, Information Centre, Plunket Centre and other community facilities, as well as a 300 seat auditorium where productions could be staged.

It was also given a new name – Limelight Theatre Company Inc.