The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Theatrical — Dix, Percy Reginald,
Dix, Percy Reginald, page 257. Auckland is to have a new theatre, to be called His Majesty's. A site with a frontage page 1018 to Queen Street has been secured, and the building will cost £20,000. It will be on the same lines as the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, and the ground floor will be occupied by the usual orchestral stalls and pit. The first tier will comprise the dress circle, and above that will be the family circle. There will also be six private boxes, three on each side of the proscenium, one above the other. The theatre will seat 1700 people, and it will be provided with the latest patent sliding roof. It is expected that the theatre will be ready at the end of the year 1902. Mr. P. R. Dix has arranged to lease it for ten years.