The Dorothy Winstone Centre


The DWC is a centrally located theatre with 795 seats, ample parking, and full backstage facilities including dressing rooms and lounge.The theatre belongs to Auckland Girls' Grammar School and was built in 1988 and named in honour of Dame Dorothy Gertrude Winstone.
It is available for hire and is versatile to suit almost any event and budget. It is suggested that bookings should be made at least six months in advance to secure availability.


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DWC Contacts

Theatre Manager

Alicia Hall
Work: 09 307-4182
Fax: 09 309-9152
Mobile: 0274 772-357
Address: Gate 2, 16 Howe St, Newton, Auckland

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DWC Approved Lighting Technician

Kate Burton
40watt Productions
021 764-195 

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of Canon NZ which has sponsored the DWC projector. 

DWC Approved Sound Technician

Tony McMaster
 027 275-3309 

Glen Ruske
Work: 09 622-2577
Mobile:  021 441-194 

Mike Hughes
Intec Systems Ltd.
Work: 09 550-7875
Mobile: 021 441-194 



DWC Documents

 Documents related to the hiring of the DWC including building plans and stage/lighting plans can be downloaded here.

Plans and Documents

Building Plan


Seating Plan

ITicket Seating Plan

Lighting Plan

Parking at the DWC

General Notes

DWC Gallery