Performing Arts

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

Napier Repertory Players - Auditions - Snow White

Sunday 23rd July 2017
Napier Repertory Players' end of year production is an Adult lip-sync pantomime called "Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens." Auditions will be held on Saturday, 22nd July and Sunday, 23rd July by appointment only. Director, Jonathan Smith, wants the audition process to be an enjoyable and...

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers. Sunday 23rd July 2017
“So did ya’hear the story of the Johnstone Twins?” Set in Britain, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the story of twins separated at birth. Mrs Johnstone is working as a cleaner for Mrs Lyons when she becomes pregnant with the twin boys. The financial burden of two more children is too...

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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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Young Singers In Harmony Regional Competitions

Young Singers In Harmony Regional Competitions. Saturday 29th July 2017
Hawkes Bay Secondary School barbershop competition (Young Singers In Harmony) will be held at Napier Girls High School Hall. This celebrates the unique a Capella style and showcases the passion our young singers have for the craft. The appeal of singing four-part harmony has become popular among...

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Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan On Tour

Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan On Tour. Saturday 29th July 2017
This sparkling new production of Iolanthe is directed by John Goddard and tours the lower North Island in June and July fully staged. As one reviewer headlined it: Iolanthe - A Spectacular Night of Fun. The cast of 32 singers and dancers with 24 piece orchestra is conducted by Hugh McMillan; live...

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Ball & Dance Party - Club Open Day: SOLD OUT

Ball & Dance Party - Club Open Day: SOLD OUT. Saturday 29th July 2017
Free Social Dance Event - Reserved table seating. As part of the Taradale club 's open day, this event is open to dancers and spectators (non-members welcome), an opportunity to bring a variety of Hawkes Bays dancers together to share and enjoy the passion of dance. 6 pm - 7.55pm (Ball) the...

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Bach-a-thon

Bach-a-thon. Sunday 30th July 2017
Twenty-five pianists play 5-minute performance pieces of Bach throughout the day, amongst the paintings of our latest exhibition 'Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930 - 1960'. Ticket price includes all day admission to MTG Hawke’s Bay.

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How I Met My Father

How I Met My Father. Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Comedian Rhian Wood-Hill is back at The Cabana as part of a massive New Zealand tour for his new show, How I Met My Father; the true story of when he met his father at age 21. Rhian knew just a few things about his father growing up: He was a criminal, he was charming, he was good looking, and...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side . Thursday 3rd August 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. Saturday 5th August 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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Napier Repertory Players - After the Accident

Tuesday 8th August 2017
Local Theatre takes a new direction: Napier Repertory Players are introducing a new addition to their yearly programme - the Studio Production. Plays presented under this title will fit into a category they are calling Theatre Without Borders. These plays are intended to be powerful storytelling...

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NZ Mountain Film Festival - National Tour

NZ Mountain Film Festival - National Tour. Saturday 12th August 2017
The 'Best of the Fest' National Tour offers an outstanding collection of unique adventure films from around the world featuring Kiwis and other adventurers push their limits and challenge nature's playgrounds. The screening will be at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Tabard Theatre, and will...

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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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Comedy with Ben Hurley at Cabana

Comedy with Ben Hurley at Cabana. Saturday 26th August 2017
Brace yourself for a night of laughs with the Cabana Comedy Club and a line up of some of NZ's Top comedians for one night only. Check this lineup out! Headline act...Ben Hurley! Winner of all the awards and 7 Days favourite. Ben Has been performing to sold out audiences across the globe ad now...

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Dangerous Liaisons - New Zealand String Quartet

Dangerous Liaisons - New Zealand String Quartet. Sunday 27th August 2017
Join us on our 30th-anniversary tour for a concert filled with passion, yearning, joy and heartache. Our Dangerous Liaisons programme explores themes of love and desire and will take you on an emotional journey through some of the great works of the repertoire. Mendelsohn’s first love and...

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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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Bill Massey's Tourists

Bill Massey's Tourists. Thursday 7th September 2017
Bill Massey’s Tourists tells of the experiences of Jan Bolwell's grandfather on the Western Front in World War One. Bollwell plays herself as an adolescent doing a school project on the war. At first, her grandfather is reluctant to talk about the war, but gradually he is coaxed to reveal what...

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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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NZSO Presents: Pianomania with Freddy Kempf

NZSO Presents: Pianomania with Freddy Kempf. Thursday 14th September 2017
Freddy Kempf - Piano/Conductor. - Handel Concerto for Keyboard, op. 4. No. 1 in G minor - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, in C major (2nd mvt) - Chopin Adante spianto et Grande polonaise brillante - Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor (3rd mvt) - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor...

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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 Unusual Silence

The Unusual Silence. Sunday 1st October 2017
The Unusual Silence will first echo within The Sanctuary of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in remembrance of WWI. Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly. Inspired by the museum’s collection of War artifacts,...

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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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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain. Tuesday 10th October 2017
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one-hour production of Horrible Histories and meet the most famous, infamous and dangerous characters in British history! Could you beat battling Queen Boudicca as she...

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That Bloody Woman

That Bloody Woman. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Kate’s back! 2016’s smash hit musical That Bloody Woman returns to stages from 29 August to 20 October, bringing this national treasure back to life in a nationwide campaign to rock the vote for this election. Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard is...

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That Bloody Woman

That Bloody Woman. Tuesday 17th October 2017
Directed by: Kip Chapman “Compassionate, smart, funny and gloriously entertaining.” - The Press "Bursting with wit, verve and righteously rocking tunes”, smash hit rock musical That Bloody Woman presents New Zealand's founding mother, Kate Sheppard, like you've never seen her before:...

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Saturday Night Fever - The Musical

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical. Friday 24th November 2017
The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta - spawning a decade of disco, fuelled by Bee Gees...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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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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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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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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