Performing Arts

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

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde. Tuesday 26th June 2018
Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight. Five hilarious performers tell the terrifying (yet still exceptionally sexy) tale of Jekyll & Hyde. Thrilling, charming, shockingly good comedy, we'll make you laugh until it hurts. Join the award-winning cast of smash-hit Don Juan and unleash your inner...

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Mozart & Beethoven

Mozart & Beethoven. Wednesday 27th June 2018
Gareth Farr - He iwi tahi tātou Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 Jimmy Lopez - Fiesta! Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto is the most famous written for the instrument and one that requires dexterity and precision. NZSO Section...

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Entertaining Angels

Wednesday 27th June 2018
Napier Repertory Players is delighted to be presenting the well known and oft- staged ‘Entertaining Angels’ by Richard Everett as its major winter production for 2018. Tickets available from Napier Municipal Theatre. The stage play ‘Entertaining Angels’ began life by opening to a record...

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Noises Off

Noises Off. Thursday 28th June 2018
Noises Off, written by Michael Frayn and directed by Jacquie Hills is exactly the show you need to see this winter. It will warm the cockles of your heart, lift your spirits and provide huge laughs. Running June 28th - July 7th, evening performances begin at 7.30pm with the matinee on July 7th...

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Dancing With Mozart

Dancing With Mozart. Saturday 30th June 2018
Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey Baker. Works...

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The Unfortunate Tale of Walter Wolfe

The Unfortunate Tale of Walter Wolfe. Tuesday 3rd July 2018
The Wolfe Family arrive in their new town, Reignsville, to a very hostile reception. They look different to the people of Reignsville, so are shunned by the town. To make matters worse, Walter Wolfe has a rather catastrophic problem. This causes chaos in the town, leading to nasty gossip and...

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Hammers & Horsehair

Hammers & Horsehair. Tuesday 3rd July 2018
After their successful 2016 nationwide tour Hammers & Horsehair (Rowena Simpson - soprano, Douglas Mews - square piano, & Robert Ibell - cello) present a rich and varied programme of music from the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Three beautiful but rarely heard songs by Bohemian composer...

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Over The Top

Over The Top. Wednesday 4th July 2018
Over The Top, an ANZAC play written by Amanda Jackson, is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young people who enlist and their families left behind. The stories of the six boys, Patrick, Jack, Edgar, Harry, Pura and Hoani and three girls Dora, Ruth and Madeleine enlisting as nurses, are...

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American Pie

American Pie. Friday 6th July 2018
American Pie produced by Cherry Boomb. We want you: Come One Come All to the amazing extravaganza that is American Pie. Cherry Boomb is back with The Boombfunk Variety performers for an All American themed show. We will be performing burlesque/cabaret/aerial acts to the great hits to come out of...

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An Evening with Gershwin

An Evening with Gershwin. Thursday 12th July 2018
A musical compilation celebrating the mastery and genius of George & Ira Gershwin presented in an Art Deco cabaret style including guest artists & live music. This review includes some of their popular songs as well as some lesser known compositions. Ticket price includes a supper at halftime.

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Taize Vespers Service

Taize Vespers Service. Sunday 15th July 2018
A candlelight contemplative service with songs, prayers and silence based on the worship at the Taize Community in the south of France.

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Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg

Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg. Thursday 19th July 2018
Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96 Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 This concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact on audiences when they were last here in 2015 – Spanish conductor Jaime Martín...

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Chess - The Musical

Chess - The Musical. Friday 20th July 2018
Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Following the pattern of Jesus...

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NZ Mountain Film Festival NZ Made Hawke's Bay Screening

NZ Mountain Film Festival NZ Made Hawke's Bay Screening. Saturday 21st July 2018
Returning to the Bay, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating Kiwis getting out there and doing it! Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events an audience can expect up-close adventures, emotive...

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Mama Mia - Here We Go Again Movie Fundraiser

Mama Mia - Here We Go Again Movie Fundraiser. Thursday 26th July 2018
The Knowledge Bank is pleased to announce that we will be doing a movie night at Focal Point Cinema. Tickets are on sale now. Seats are limited to 120 tickets, so if you and your friends would like to come, get in quick. Contact Linda B or Rachel at the Knowledge Bank at 06 833 5333.

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Jimi Jackson - Mama We Made It Tour

Jimi Jackson - Mama We Made It Tour. Friday 27th July 2018
Doors open: 8pm DJ Sir-Vere - 8:30pm Jimi Jackson - 9:30pm A mixture of music, real-life, parenthood and drama - all with a twist of comedy - Jimi Jackson has amassed nearly 20 million video views and is one of the most followed video makers in New Zealand, with over 175,000 subscribed to his...

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My No Good Stinkin' Loser Comedy Show

My No Good Stinkin' Loser Comedy Show. Friday 27th July 2018
Dan Brader, who’s now making ripples in New Zealand’s fastly growing stand-up comedy scene, is taking his new show "My No Good Stinkin' Loser Comedy Show" all over NZ this year after a successful nationwide tour in 2014 with "Horrible, Horrible Human Being". You've probably gathered...

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Hine Kihāwai

Hine Kihāwai. Saturday 28th July 2018
Taki Rua present a free te reo Māori theatre performance for the whole whānau. Hine Kihāwai may have left the world of the living, but she lives on in the memories of her children Tama and Te Aniwa. Against all odds, her tamariki fight to hold on to her teachings, her wisdom, her songs –...

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Napier Civic Choir Choral Guiseppe Verdi's Requiem

Napier Civic Choir Choral Guiseppe Verdi's Requiem. Friday 3rd August 2018
An opera disguised as religious music, Verdi’s Requiem is nothing short of a masterwork. Last staged by the Napier Civic Choir and Hawke’s Bay Orchestra in 2013, we are excited to bring this compelling music back to Hawke’s Bay audiences. Almost overwhelming in its scale and drama, this is...

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Mahler's Symphony No.2 In C

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Mahler's Symphony No.2 In C. Saturday 4th August 2018
Mahler’s second symphony—Resurrection—is monumental. Of his approach to composition, Mahler famously said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” True to form, this epic work takes on the most profound of subjects as it charts a journey across the full gamut of...

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Ben Hurley: The Club Tour

Ben Hurley: The Club Tour . Saturday 4th August 2018
Ben Hurley. One of New Zealand's best loved Stand up Comics takes the real comedy club experience to 12 legendary venues around New Zealand. A big 2 hour comedy show with support from Sera Devcich and other guests.

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Aroha Quartet: Light & Dark

Aroha Quartet: Light & Dark. Tuesday 14th August 2018
In ‘Light & Dark’ the Aroha Quartet takes you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes. Beethoven’s sparkling and energetic String Trio No 3 is followed by the rather more sardonic String Quartet No 11 by Shostakovich. Any dark clouds are swept away by the...

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Beethoven & Brahms

Beethoven & Brahms. Wednesday 15th August 2018
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 Maestro Edo de Waart joins forces with arguably one of the finest violinists of his generation, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich, to present de Waart’s third Masterworks concert for...

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CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro. Thursday 16th August 2018
The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and...

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Maison De Tease - Napier

Maison De Tease - Napier. Saturday 25th August 2018
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...

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Classical Hits

Classical Hits. Friday 14th September 2018
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 Hamish...

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss - On Tour. Saturday 22nd September 2018
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...

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Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Friday 5th October 2018
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...

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CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ. Sunday 7th October 2018
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...

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Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness

Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness. Friday 26th October 2018
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...

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2. Saturday 27th October 2018
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 violinist...

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker. Saturday 1st December 2018
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...

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Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah. Friday 14th December 2018
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...

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties. Saturday 15th December 2018
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 pianists,...

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National Aquarium of New Zealand

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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

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