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Performing Arts

Find out what Performing Arts events are on in Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay and Wairoa.

August 2018

Free
Emma Stevens Author Visit Napier Library

Emma Stevens Author Visit Napier Library

Emma Stevens is touring New Zealand and will present her three memoirs about her life with the Eskimos in remote Western Alaska where she lived for six years. The final book in the trilogy, Dancing on the Tundra was released last year. Please RSVP to Nicoleta Paxie on (06) 836 5628 or...

Date: Tuesday 21 August
Where:
Napier Public Library, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Comedy Night at the Cabana

Comedy Night at the Cabana

Book the babysitter, get your comedy fix.

Date: Thursday 23 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Poetry Jam

Poetry Jam

From Friday 24 August, to celebrate National Poetry Day feel free to join us for a free-for-all interactive Poetry Jam! The walls of the Small Gallery will be transformed word by word, as we invite you to write your poems in any way you choose. Be creative and imaginative, bring the whole...

Date: Friday 24 August to Thursday 6 September
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told.” Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women. Maggie Flynn, a fiery and unforgettable Irish woman...

Date: Friday 24 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
National Live Poetry Day Poets - Open Mic

National Live Poetry Day Poets - Open Mic

Join the Napier Live Poets at a very special free Open Mic session to celebrate National Poetry Day! Bring your poems and enjoy readings by local Hawke’s Bay Poets. Seating and refreshments will be available. Check out Napier Live Poets on Facebook.

Date: Friday 24 August
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Maison De Tease - Napier: CANCELLED

Maison De Tease - Napier: CANCELLED

Red Delicious Burlesque is proud to be working with the Cabana to bring you peeling, teasing and titillation to Napier in the form of Maison de Tease, a burlesque spectacular. Featuring some of New Zealand's top burlesque performers from all around the country, we will immerse your senses in the...

Date: Saturday 25 August
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Songs & Dance Music From Renaissance Europe

Songs & Dance Music From Renaissance Europe

Steve Pickett and Campbell Lovatt are specialist performers of plucked instruments from the Old World of 16th and 17th century Europe. Joined by singer and harpist Amy Dunn, they will take you on a musical journey through Renaissance Europe and beyond. Songs and dance music from England,...

Date: Sunday 26 August
Where:
All Saints Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF Opening Night - Disobedience

NZIFF Opening Night - Disobedience

Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. “Set inside the conservative community of Orthodox Judaism, Sebastián...

Date: Thursday 30 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

Kiwi director Pietra Brettkelly takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut and seeks admission into the exclusive club of haute couture. Chinese designer Guo Pei made fashion headlines around the world when Rihanna wore her...

Date: Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Guilty

NZIFF - The Guilty

A suspended police officer assigned to dispatcher duty is caught in a web of intrigue in this pulsating Danish thriller, jam-packed with mystery and suspense despite never leaving a cramped emergency call centre. This innovative debut from Danish filmmaker Gustav Möller has racked up audience...

Date: Friday 31 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - The Guilty


September 2018

Free
Poetry Jam

Poetry Jam

From Friday 24 August, to celebrate National Poetry Day feel free to join us for a free-for-all interactive Poetry Jam! The walls of the Small Gallery will be transformed word by word, as we invite you to write your poems in any way you choose. Be creative and imaginative, bring the whole...

Date: Friday 24 August to Thursday 6 September
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Poetry Jam


NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2018

NZIFF - New Zealand's Best 2018

For this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition, NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden, Sandra Reid and Michael McDonnell viewed 84 submissions to make a shortlist of 12 from which director and cinematographer Leon Narbey selected these six finalists. A jury of three will select the winner of...

Date: Saturday 1 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Speak Up

NZIFF - Speak Up

The struggle and power in finding one’s own voice is celebrated in this inspirational doco as a diverse group of French students undergo intensive training for a prestigious public speaking competition. Every year there’s a breakout film at NZIFF that reminds us of the importance of being...

Date: Saturday 1 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Burning

NZIFF - Burning

A love triangle and mystery based on a Murakami Haruki short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine, Poetry) latest was the best-reviewed film at Cannes, an unforgettable now-or-never must-see on the big screen. By critical consensus a masterpiece, and the highest ever rated...

Date: Saturday 1 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden

Kiwi director Pietra Brettkelly takes us into the opulent world of show-stopping Chinese designer Guo Pei as she prepares to make her Paris debut and seeks admission into the exclusive club of haute couture. Chinese designer Guo Pei made fashion headlines around the world when Rihanna wore her...

Date: Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Yellow is Forbidden


NZIFF - Juliet, Naked

NZIFF - Juliet, Naked

Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd are perfectly cast in this romcom, based on Nick Hornby’s novel about an indie rock obsession that leads to romance. Annie (Rose Byrne) has long tolerated her partner Duncan’s (Chris O’Dowd) obsession with the obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan...

Date: Sunday 2 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Juliet, Naked


NZIFF - Māui’s Hook

NZIFF - Māui’s Hook

The new film by Māori psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph (Tātarakihi: Children of Parihaka) invites open discussion of suicide through the brave testimony of five grieving families travelling to Cape Reinga. Invoking the skills, cunning and defiance of the legendary tupuna, the title of...

Date: Sunday 2 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Māui’s Hook


NZIFF - Loveling

NZIFF - Loveling

In a role written with her director husband, Brazilian actress Karine Teles (The Second Mother) is utterly captivating as a full-time wife, sister, aunt, and mother (of four) with chaos management skills to match. Certain travails of motherhood are embraced with buoyant good humour and poignancy...

Date: Monday 3 September to Tuesday 4 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Ága

NZIFF - Ága

An exquisitely shot and very moving film about an aging couple who appear to exist alone on the edge of the world, stoically surviving on the Arctic tundra in a way of life that may be about to end. Writer/director Milko Lazarov’s second feature spotlights an aging Yakut couple whose lifestyle...

Date: Monday 3 September to Wednesday 5 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Ága


NZIFF - Disobedience

NZIFF - Disobedience

Rachel Weisz stars as a black sheep drawn back to her London Orthodox Jewish home, rekindling sparks with a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) in the English-language debut of the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman. “Set inside the conservative community of Orthodox Judaism, Sebastián...

Date: Tuesday 4 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Disobedience


NZIFF - Leave No Trace

NZIFF - Leave No Trace

New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie is mesmerising as 13-year-old Tom living off the grid with her war vet father (Ben Foster) in this haunting new film from the director of Winter’s Bone. Director Debra Granik introduced Jennifer Lawrence to the world in Winter’s Bone. In Leave...

Date: Wednesday 5 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Leave No Trace


Free
Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

St Matthew’s Anglican Church, King St Hastings has been hosting its Blossom Festival Concert Series for many years, and is once again proud to announce that this September we will be presenting free lunchtime concerts featuring talented local musicians and choirs. Thu 6/9 - Iona College Fri...

Date: Thursday 6 September to Friday 14 September
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers

NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers

‘Stranger than fiction’ doesn’t come close. In an age of hot takes and hype machinery, this mind-blowing doco is the rare WTF true story entirely worthy of its breathless hyperbole. In 1980 a college freshman named Bobby arrives at his new campus for the first time, only to be immediately...

Date: Thursday 6 September to Saturday 8 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Three Identical Strangers


NZIFF - Beirut

NZIFF - Beirut

A taut, twisty hostage thriller with shades of Le Carré, Beirut brings Jon Hamm and his brand of suave, world-weary charisma to war-torn Lebanon. Co-starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike bring swagger in spades to this cracking, old-fashioned spy thriller from the...

Date: Thursday 6 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Beirut


Celtic Illusion

Celtic Illusion

A Breathtaking Fusion of Irish Dance and Magic. The much-anticipated family event of 2018, Celtic Illusion is the biggest dance and magical illusion sensation that has taken Australian audiences by storm. The show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish Dance with...

Date: Thursday 6 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Heiresses

NZIFF - The Heiresses

Financial crisis proves to be the crack that lets the light into the lives of a high-living lesbian couple, together for 30 years, in this superb first film from Paraguay. Winner, Best Actress Award, Berlin Film Festival In a NZIFF abounding with lesbian characters, this richly modulated tale...

Date: Friday 7 September to Tuesday 11 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - The Heiresses


NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

A fast, funny documentary on the life, looks and times of the British fashion designer, business woman, environmental activist – and unreconstructed punk – Vivienne Westwood. Dame Vivienne Westwood, Britain’s most iconic and iconoclastic fashion designer, emerged from the punk movement in...

Date: Friday 7 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist


NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018

NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018

A collection of Māori and Pasifika short films curated by Leo Koziol (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), Director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, with guest co-curator Craig Fasi (Niue), Director of the Pollywood Film Festival. Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018 Directors: Hiona...

Date: Saturday 8 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2018


Exclusive Screening of The Forgotten General

Exclusive Screening of The Forgotten General

Hastings Hearing is holding a public fundraising event. Come along for an exclusive screening of 'The Forgotten General' a docu-drama about local war hero Major General Andrew Russell. Russell was regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest military leaders, but for many still remains unheard of....

Date: Saturday 8 September
Where:
St John's Presbyterian Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Woman At War

NZIFF - Woman At War

Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller, with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir as a fearless eco-warrior, juggling environmental action and foster motherhood. Meet Halla, Icelandic superwoman in a woolly jumper. At 49 and single, she...

Date: Saturday 8 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier Operatic Society Open Day

Napier Operatic Society Open Day

To celebrate New Zealand Theatre Month, Napier Operatic Society is hosting an Open Day at the Tabard Theatre, Coronation Street, Ahuriri. The programme is as follows: - 10.30am: Theatre Tour #1 - 11.00am to 12 noon: Workshop #1 – Lighting. Facilitator: Benjamin Smythe - 11.30am: Theatre...

Date: Sunday 9 September
Where:
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Price of Everything

NZIFF - The Price of Everything

How did the contemporary art market become so lucrative? In this hilarious and unnerving documentary filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect) elicits revealing answers from buyers, sellers, critics and the artists themselves. An eye-opening, entertaining ride through the contemporary art market,...

Date: Sunday 9 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Shoplifters

NZIFF - Shoplifters

This year’s surprise Cannes Palme d’Or winner is one of Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s finest films, about a loving, unconventional family making ends meet on the margins of Tokyo. Few filmmakers are as delicate observers of family units – and especially of children – as...

Date: Sunday 9 September to Monday 10 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Shoplifters


NZIFF - Wings of Desire

NZIFF - Wings of Desire

Two angels watch over a divided Berlin in Wim Wenders’ visually astonishing city symphony from 1987–restored 30 years later, under his direction, to look and sound better than ever in this glorious 4K presentation. For many the highlight of this year’s Berlinale was the premiere of this...

Date: Sunday 9 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Wings of Desire


NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms

NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms

Shirley Horrocks, cine-biographer of many notable New Zealand artists, delivers an invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures. Sir Paul Callaghan, physicist, science communicator, entrepreneur and 2011 New Zealander of the year, died in...

Date: Monday 10 September to Tuesday 11 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Paul Callaghan: Dancing With Atoms


NZIFF - Birds of Passage

NZIFF - Birds of Passage

The ancient traditions of Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu are shaped by an ambitious matriarch to stake a place for her clan in the burgeoning drug economy of the 1970s. This spectacularly original film opens NZIFF18. A vibrant Colombian indigenous culture that’s survived centuries of...

Date: Wednesday 12 September to Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Birds of Passage


NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata Mita, pioneering Māori filmmaker and international champion of women in indigenous film, is celebrated by her youngest son, archivist Heperi Mita, collaborating with his siblings to deliver a richly personal portrait. By the time the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata...

Date: Wednesday 12 September to Friday 14 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen


NZIFF - Cold War

NZIFF - Cold War

Winner of the Cannes Best Director award, Paweł Pawlikowski (Ida) has crafted a brilliant, kaleidoscopic vision of 1950s Europe, bursting with music, dance and the turbulent love of two musicians caught between East and West. This dazzling Cannes winner from Paweł Pawlikowski, the director of...

Date: Thursday 13 September to Friday 14 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Chloë Grace Moretz delivers a heartbreaking and nuanced performance as a queer teen shipped off to a gay conversion camp in Desiree Akhavan’s touching drama, this year’s Sundance Grand Jury winner. It’s 1993 in small town America and as Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) prepares for prom,...

Date: Thursday 13 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - The Miseducation of Cameron Post


Classical Hits

Classical Hits

Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, ‘Unfinished’ Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Gillian Whitehead - Turanga-nui (World Premiere) Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture NZSO Associate Conductor...

Date: Friday 14 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

“Half biopic, half career showcase, Mark Noonan’s Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect examines the life and work of its titular Pritzker Prize-winning architect.” — Luke Maxwell, Dublin Inquirer Filmmaker Mark Noonan profiles a contemporary icon in this lovely, life-affirming portrait of...

Date: Saturday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - NZIFF - Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect


NZIFF - Puzzle

NZIFF - Puzzle

When Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) receives a jigsaw for her birthday, it opens a surprising new avenue in her life and leads her to meet Robert (Irrfan Khan), an avid competitive puzzler who triggers a reassessment of her situation. When Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) receives a jigsaw for her birthday, it...

Date: Saturday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The World Is Yours

NZIFF - The World Is Yours

Isabelle Adjani is the safe-cracking matriarch and Karim Leklou is her son who longs for a Mr Freeze franchise and a quiet life in this Cannes hit, a rollercoaster crime caper from writer-director Romain Gavras. Louche and charming in a distinctly Gallic fashion, this star-studded,...

Date: Saturday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Kusama - Infinity

NZIFF - Kusama - Infinity

Now, at 89 years old the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame family opposition, sexism, racism and mental illness to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Escaping a traumatic family upbringing in Japan, a young female artist hit 1960s New York...

Date: Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Petra

NZIFF - Petra

In this constantly surprising, exquisitely appointed drama, a young painter secures a residency at a large family estate in the Catalan countryside to study under the ageing artist and owner she suspects is her father. Petra (Bárbara Lennie), a painter in her 20s, arrives to take up a...

Date: Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Helen Webby

Helen Webby "Pluck"

Helen Webby will unpack her harp, the Concert Grand and present an intimate tour of the world of harp: Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Bach and the Baroque, to Paris and La Belle Epoque. Showcasing pieces written for Helen from her solo CD Pluck, including NZ composers Mark Smythe, Claire Cowan and...

Date: Thursday 20 September
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour

Book now to farewell the Winter blues and enjoy this heart-warming classic of Comic Opera, the ever-popular masterwork of composer Johann Strauss. Memorable catchy tunes are woven into a plot of subterfuge, mistaken identities and involuntary impersonations with hilarious consequences, amid one...

Date: Saturday 22 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour


Free
Soundbites

Soundbites

A series of 30 minute recitals by students from Project Prima Volta. Entry by Koha - no bookings required. Project Prima Volta empowers young people to believe in themselves, to dream big, to seize opportunities and to thrive into adulthood. In turn, they go on to lead rewarding and...

Date: Monday 24 September to Friday 28 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Sheriff of Plain & Purl

The Sheriff of Plain & Purl

A hilarious musical comedy following the Jinglebob family who love to knit, a scaredy-cat sheriff and the nasty Not-So-Nice-Nellie who tries to ban knitting and takeover the town.

Date: Thursday 27 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Sheriff of Plain & Purl


October 2018

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's literature classic and now a...

Date: Friday 5 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

Try googling “the ten most popular chamber music works of all time”. There are lots of lists but you’ll find Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is on every one of them and it justly forms the centrepiece of this exquisite exploration of aquatic themes. Programmed alongside Schubert and...

Date: Sunday 7 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ


R18
Tasty!

Tasty!

Bringing Wellington Drag to the Bay. Join us for a fun night of glitter, glamour, weirdness and an outright good time. Performances during the night that will make you scream “YASSSS” Stay up to date with a cast lineup being realised on our Facebook event...

Date: Saturday 20 October
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Death of Me - by Christine Foster

The Death of Me - by Christine Foster

The theatre is coming to Central Hawke’s Bay with a light-hearted comedic murder mystery: The Death of Me by Christine Foster. What happens when you find yourself suddenly dead with no idea how it happened? How can you move on? Shelley and Paul, a happily married couple, were both in perfect...

Date: Thursday 25 October
Where:
Waipukurau Little Theatre, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness

Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness

Arvo Part's The Beatitudes | Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aterna - Joseph Haydn Mass in Time of War - Paukenmesse. This contemplative programme with choir, soloists and orchestra, explores the beauty and power that music can offer in the darkest of circumstances. Part’s setting of The Beatitudes is...

Date: Friday 26 October to Sunday 28 October
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Beethoven Symphony No.2 - Wagner Siegfried Idyll - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. Don’t miss this special occasion, as we complete our long-running Beethoven symphony cycle with a performance of his delightful second symphony. We are thrilled to welcome back Helene Pohl, first...

Date: Saturday 27 October
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2


November 2018

A Russian Triple Bill

A Russian Triple Bill

Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia & New Zealand. Act 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III)...

Date: Sunday 11 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy

Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy

New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright Roger Hall pits a groups of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bush walking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy! The perfect pre-Christmas party for your friends, social club and work...

Date: Sunday 25 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops the popular stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy for one show only at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. “They are laugh-until-your-sides-hurt funny. Its...

Date: Wednesday 28 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?


December 2018

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on...

Date: Saturday 1 December to Sunday 2 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker


Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

In what has become a Christmas tradition for all of us, we once again revel in Handel’s enduring masterwork, Messiah. What better way to mark the festive season than with this great oratorio? Probably the most well known work in the choral repertoire, its breadth includes both intimate arias...

Date: Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December
Where:
St Paul's Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, Symphony No.3 in E flat major - Eroica We close the year with a feast of some of the most popular of Beethoven’s works for orchestra. The dramatic Coriolan overture sets the scene for us to welcome one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
St Pauls Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2019

Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

Date: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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