The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland

(Registered Charitable Trust)

Preserving Auckland’s historic Regent Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ.
Soon to be installed at the Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden

Auckland, New Zealand


·         Our purpose

·         Theatre Organs in NZ – A potted history

·         “Pops On Pipes” – Coming Shows

·         Friends Of The Wurlitzer

·         Concert Tickets

·         Hollywood Shows in Review

·         Our Wurlitzer Organ

·         Celebrating 30 years at the Hollywood Cinema

·         Hooray to the Hollywood

·         Photos

·         Links

·         Contact Us


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NEWS UPDATE – December 2019


Check out this exciting news in the link below.

Hello Friends…



What crazy times we now live in.  The constant change of COVID levels up and down are very reminiscent of old-time department store elevators….oh the memories!


Sadly, for our Wurlitzer organ install project, it has completely stymied our efforts to get started on putting the organ in.  Our Organ Crew from Melbourne cannot spare time from their employment, to be in quarantine for two weeks before they can get to the Playhouse theatre and start working on the organ.  We just have to wait now on the NZ borders being opened up to Australia, but without quarantine requirements, before the main organ installation can begin.


All the funds awarded to the organ installation project are set aside solely for that purpose. However, as we move into yet another year without the organ, the Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland resolved to try and continue to keep the organisation solvent, in the hope that there will soon be an end to the restrictions that COVID brings and the installation can finally begin with urgency.


Just to keep WOTA solvent, covering general admin costs, right up to those massive insurance and the annual audit fees, we need to find $7500!  This can only be met by Friends of the Wurlitzer subscriptions and those wonderful donations. Remember please, all donations are Tax deductible, and we issue receipts for all donations over $5.00.


If you can help with a donation, please email for our bank account details.  Unfortunately, now, we are unable to accept payments by cheque.


Heartfelt thanks to our big supporters

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Help us to preserve our Wurlitzer - to make your donation towards the installation of the
Wurlitzer organ into its new home.

Here’s how;

·       The Give-a-Little website

Click here:




A PayPal account has been set up for donations;

·        Log into Pay-Pal

·        Email address (for Donations ONLY)


Many thanks

James Duncan - Chairman  The Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland

EMAIL:   /   PH: (+64 9) 373-9818



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