Performing Arts

Find out what preforming arts events are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones. Sunday 26th March 2017
Yes, they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix absolutely everything! They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the Universe by storm with 50 Shades of Beige and now they're in another World....

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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong. Sunday 26th March 2017
On Mothering Sunday every year the small and beautiful choir of St. Peter's in Mount Maunganui visits the "Mothership" Cathedral in Napier to provide the music for their morning service and celebrate Choral Evensong. This year the theme is Victorian Composers and music is sung and played by...

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Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy. Tuesday 28th March 2017
Rescheduled Date!! It's a week of firsts for Jimmy Barnes. Not only is the Australian rock icon releasing his first ever book, he’s also announcing his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour throughout New Zealand in February 2017. Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy...

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Hounds of The Baskervilles

Hounds of The Baskervilles. Thursday 30th March 2017
A fantastic Spoof, Expect suspense and laughs alike in this popular Sherlock Holmes tale. Brash Canadian Henry Baskerville has inherited a British manor… and a mystery. Strange things are happening on the moor and someone is trying to kill him. Could it be tied to the legend of a fearsome...

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NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven

NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven. Saturday 1st April 2017
Edo de Waart Conductor Martin Fröst Clarinet The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra John Adams Shaker Loops Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Pastorale Composer John Adams and Maestro Edo de Waart enjoy both a strong friendship and an enduring musical...

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SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2017

SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2017. Thursday 6th April 2017
In Love with Shakespeare. With over 150 Shakespeare events and performances which Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) either produced or promoted last year throughout New Zealand, there is no doubt that the love affair with Shakespeare is burgeoning! Entering its second quarter century,...

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods. Thursday 6th April 2017
Havelock North High School presents the Hawkes Bay premiere of Into The Woods, an adult musical fairy tale which has run to sold-out audiences on both West End and Broadway. It has also had recent success as a film starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. The show looks at the darker side of the...

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Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle - Napier Civic Choir

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle - Napier Civic Choir. Friday 7th April 2017
Rossini composed this Petite Messe Solennelle as lasting evidence of his talent for writing choral music. This final product is large in scale and every bit as dramatic as Rossini's 39 successful operas. The concert will be performed without orchestra - instead, as composed, a piano...

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Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Orchestral Concert

Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Orchestral Concert. Saturday 8th April 2017
This intimate concert offers three very different perspectives from Russian composers. The programme opens with Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op.110b, which gives a glimpse into the soul of a Soviet artist tormented by years of persecution by the communist party. His first piano concerto...

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Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Saturday 15th April 2017
Solo Piping Competitions commencing Friday Event 14th April at 6pm with the 46th Gold Clasp Piobaireachd Competition in the Auditorium. Highland & National Dance Competitions commence Saturday 15th April. Stalls Food/Coffee Competitors - Free School age children free.

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Fuse - Zeal HB

Fuse - Zeal HB. Saturday 22nd April 2017
Welcome to the inaugural event FUSE. One Passion, One Purpose, One Hip Hop Dance Community. Fuse will be used as a platform to bring together the young people within Hawkes Bay who have a passion for hip hop dance in the celebration of dance and the expression of individual diversity it brings,...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side. Thursday 27th April 2017
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side. Friday 28th April 2017
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who...

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Ed Byrne - Outside Looking In

Ed Byrne - Outside Looking In. Saturday 29th April 2017
Live in Napier - Sat 29 April - One Night only. Irish comedian and international sensation, Ed Byrne, celebrates his 20 year love affair with NZ audiences with his seventh tour down under, with ‘Outside Looking In’. This highly acclaimed show will be one of the headlining acts the 2017 NZ...

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The Pickle King

The Pickle King. Thursday 4th May 2017
Indian Ink Theatre Company has chosen to share the highly acclaimed The Pickle King with audiences across New Zealand, in this, their 20th anniversary year. Ten centres throughout Aotearoa will experience the artistry and magic of an Indian Ink show as the relationships at the Empire Hotel are...

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International Comedy Allstars

International Comedy Allstars. Saturday 6th May 2017
The International Comedy All-Stars are coming to town. A fresh initiative from New Zealand’s leading producer of live comedy, comedy.co.nz productions ltd, will see four of the stars from the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival hitting the road around the North Island at the beginning of...

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Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique. Sunday 7th May 2017
“The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace...

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CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

CMNZ: Kathryn Stott. Thursday 18th May 2017
“She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire - full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott perform...

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Four Flat Whites In Italy

Four Flat Whites In Italy. Thursday 18th May 2017
Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. Venice! Rome! Tuscany! It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian, are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited...

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The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse. Friday 19th May 2017
Would you please welcome to the stage... Andy and Terry! Yes, that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. There’s just one problem - they forgot to...

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Gloria's Handbag

Gloria's Handbag. Saturday 20th May 2017
From the creators of Meeting Karpovsky and Playing Miss Havisham comes Gloria’s Handbag, a delightful, modern, magical mystery with music from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Gloria, aged 97, is being pushed to move into a “retireville”, but she has other ideas. On a whim, Gloria buys an...

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Tiki Taane Mahuta

Tiki Taane Mahuta. Monday 22nd May 2017
After a stunning 2015 debut, the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu season of Tiki Taane Mahuta returns to tour Aotearoa in 2017, featuring live performance from the iconic Tiki Taane. Tiki Taane Mahuta is presented in partnership between Taki Rua and Aotearoa Aerial Theatre Company. Combining theatre,...

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NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák

NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák. Thursday 25th May 2017
Darrell Ang – Conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan – Cello The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra David Grahame Taylor Embiosis Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique David Grahame Taylor’s Embiosis is a stunning exploration of string sonorities and...

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Cabaret De Paris

Cabaret De Paris. Tuesday 30th May 2017
Bringing the glamour of Paris to New Zealand. Be transported by the atmosphere and excitement of a Parisian-themed revue with a parade of first-class entertainers and the daring beauty of exquisitely bejewelled dancers. Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl...

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CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415. Thursday 1st June 2017
"You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...

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Urzila Carlson - Studies Have Shown

Urzila Carlson - Studies Have Shown. Sunday 25th June 2017
Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow or those weird thin white hairs you...

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CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet. Saturday 8th July 2017
"The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." - Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String...

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NZSO Presents: Alexander Shelley Returns

NZSO Presents: Alexander Shelley Returns. Thursday 27th July 2017
Alexander Shelley Conductor Pablo Sáinz Villegas Guitar Leonie Holmes - Frond, from Three Landscapes for Orchestra Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra Virtuoso guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas will play Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Leonie Holmes’ Frond, from...

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird

Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird. Tuesday 15th August 2017
Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different. In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find...

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CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova. Thursday 24th August 2017
"Every sound she draws is superb." - The Strad Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano from a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists. Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill...

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Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre. Tuesday 5th September 2017
Little Dog Barking is a leading puppet theatre for children, creating and presenting quality theatre works for early childhood, primary school and family audiences. Little Dog Barking brings a public performance of Papershaper to The Globe Theatre - this is open to the public, school and early...

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A Festival of Russian Ballet

A Festival of Russian Ballet. Monday 11th September 2017
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this...

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet. Sunday 24th September 2017
A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever. Artistic Director and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New...

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CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds. Thursday 28th September 2017
"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing." - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music. Sunday 1st October 2017
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music will be performed in 20 cities throughout New...

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William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Napier City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Napier Conference Centre

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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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