Bee a buzzy bee at the Oamaru Opera House

Monday 27 February 2012, 12:53PM
By Oamaru Opera House


The Oamaru Opera House is opening its doors once again to the community for its first working bee of 2012.
From 9am on Saturday 3 March, OoH staff welcome those who can contribute an hour or two of their time towards the upkeep of the heritage venue.

From paint touch ups and cleaning to ensuring auditorium armrests are secure, there’s a huge variety of tasks to suit all skill levels. The working bee breaks for a BBQ lunch and work continues into the afternoon if needed.

Like other arts organisations, the Oamaru Opera House relies on volunteers to ensure operational costs are significantly cheaper. “OoH provides a wonderful service to the Waitaki community through the development of it’s Green Room Programme, so the working bee is a great way for people to give a little back” says Marketing Manager, Kiriana Glasson. “We find that it’s a great way to meet new people, especially for those new to town, and a fantastic way of seeing what goes on behind the scenes. Plus, Richard cooks a mean BBQ lunch!”

The working bee will be held on Saturday 3 March 2012 from 9am, however people are welcome anytime throughout the morning. Please RSVP to, or leave a message at the Opera House, to ensure OoH know numbers for the BBQ lunch.