Progress for Auckland's St James Theatre (+ VIDEO)

Publish Date
Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:18PM

Updated 4:45: Auckland's iconic St James Theatre may be a step closer to re-opening.

The St James Theatre complex is to be redeveloped, with a high-rise apartment building on part of the site but with the developers looking to save and restore the St James Theatre.

VIDEO: St James Theatre complex development

The theatre was sold to the Lee family on Friday.

Dylan Moran reports the family has appointed a company to look into developing the theatre and restoring it to its former glory.

"That does come with a trade off though.

"They will be building a 307 room apartment building on the site as well, and there have been no guarantees that they will actually reopen the theatre, just that they'll look into it."

Source: Newstalk ZB