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Kathiy Watson

General Manager

Phone: +64 4 894-7412

Email: kathiyw@experiencewellington.org.nz

Kathiy started at the Hannah in November 2015. She has an arts, event and venue management background. A dancer, performer and dance teacher from way back (to far to say!), she loves working in a theatre environment and would love to assist you in booking the Hannah Playhouse.


Front of House Administrator

Phone: +64 4 894-7416

Email: rubyh@experiencewellington.org.nz

New at the beginning of February, Ruby will be a key contact for patrons, clients, staff and suppliers. She has a customer focus background and has worked in a number of the larger theatres and venues around Wellington. A photo is coming!

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Phone: +64 4 913-3733

Email: hphtech@experiencewellington.org.nz

Neill started at the Hannah in April 2015 and is one of the most experienced theatre technicians in the country. His role is to assist in translating technical and set designs to fit into the idiosyncrasies within the Hannah Playhouse's unusual shape. In addition, he monitors the safety of pack-ins, pack-outs and performances.  Neill is supported by our team of expert theatre techs - Ollivier Ballister; Phil Blackburn; and Stephen Blackburn.


Bern McCabe


Phone: +64 4 894-7416

Email: bernm@experiencewellington.org.nz

While Bern started with the Hannah in late 2016, she has been working front of house in Wellington theatres in a range of capacities for quite a few years. Bern will oversee your fabulous experience here at the Hannah Playhouse, during performances and events. 

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Ushers / HOSTS

Our wonderful ushers will look after your every need, and are easily identifiable in the new Hannah uniform. As a bunch they love theatre in general and the Hannah in particular. Some of them are very artistically gifted in their own right and disappear from time to time to perform around the country. 


Hannah Bar Staff

Our bar staff will make you welcome at the Hannah - their ice creams are very popular too! This year they have a new range of beverages and confectionery to offer - and sometimes pre or post show dinner deals... just ask at the bar. They can also advise you regarding transport options around the area. 



The Box Office staff, be they Hannah staff or the productions' own ticketing agent, know our venue and will ensure you get the best seat at the best price. They can advise regarding the dates of the season, programmes, merchandise and how to find your way around the building.



Theatre Mascot

Yes, she's part of the team, and while she doesn't come in everyday, Breta will enthusiastically welcome you to the Hannah Playhouse. She thinks she is the star of the show... every show! Give her gentle scratch under the chin and you will have a new friend for life.