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the Riff Raff Statue

"I think perhaps you better both... come inside."

Riff Raff welcomes you to his virtual presence.

This website is the online home of the statue of Riff Raff that resides in Embassy Park in the south end of Victoria St in Hamilton, New Zealand. His plaque reads:

It’s astounding!

Where we stand is the birthplace of

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

On this site stood The Embassy Theatre, the home of Hamilton's ‘Late Night Double Feature Picture Show’ and the barber shop where Richard O'Brien cut hair and daydreamed from 1959 to 1964.

Riff Raff is a character in the Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie, written by Richard O'Brien. 

The Riff Raff Statue was unveiled in Embassy Park at midnight on Friday 26 November 2004. He is a cast bronze sculpture created by Weta Workshop, designed by Greg Broadmore, sculpted by Brigitte Wuest and engineered by Dave Irons.

He is curated and was installed by the Waikato Museum on behalf of the Hamilton City Council. He was commissioned and then gifted to the city by Mark Servian and The Riff Raff Public Arts Trust with the assistance of The Perry Foundation.

Since 2013, Riff Raff Statue’s surroundings have been being redeveloped to provide him with a fitting home. The Embassy Park Working Group is building The Greatest Little Park in New Zealand, and thanks a wide range of sponsors, funders and volunteers for their ongoing support and efforts. is a celebration of the Riff Raff Statue, Embassy Park, the Embassy Theatre,  Richard O'Brien and Hamilton's links to The Rocky Horror Show.

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