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January 2022

Free
Napier Libraries StoryWalk®

Napier Libraries StoryWalk®

Napier Libraries is bringing the StoryWalk® Project to Napier for the very first time! It's an innovative way for tamariki, whānau and friends to read, get active and take in the beauty of Napier all at the same time, in a COVID-smart way. Our StoryWalk® will be available from Saturday, 18...

Date: Tuesday 25 January to Saturday 29 January
Where:
Napier Walkways, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Award Winning Children's Author & Illustrator Donovan Bixley

Award Winning Children's Author & Illustrator Donovan Bixley

Napier Libraries presents award-winning children's author & illustrator Donovan Bixley! Join us as he takes us on a journey through his childhood, tells some hilarious stories, and shows off some of his first books and drawings so you can see how his characters have been created. There might even...

Date: Wednesday 26 January
Where:
Napier Muncipal Theatre , Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Award Winning Children's Author & Illustrator Donovan Bixley

Award Winning Children's Author & Illustrator Donovan Bixley

Napier Libraries presents award-winning children's author & illustrator Donovan Bixley! Join us as he takes us on a journey through his childhood, tells some hilarious stories, and shows off some of his first books and drawings so you can see how his characters have been created. There might even...

Date: Wednesday 26 January
Where:
Greenmeadows East Community Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pirate Kai

Pirate Kai

Dress up as a Pirate to join in the fun! Not compulsory but adds to the experience. There will be a prize for the best dressed! Please note, vaccine pass for people aged 12+ is required for entry. Actors Danny Priestly and Andy Brigden play siblings Kai and Noodles, who live on the mudflats....

Date: Thursday 27 January
Where:
Keirunga Creative Hub, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pirate Kai

Pirate Kai

Dress up as a Pirate to join in the fun! Not compulsory but adds to the experience. Please note, vaccine pass for people aged 12+ yrs required for entry. Actors Danny Priestly and Andy Brigden play siblings Kai and Noodles, who live on the mudflats. Kai is content to tend to his cabbages,...

Date: Thursday 27 January
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Pirate Kai

Pirate Kai

Dress up as a Pirate to join in the fun! Not compulsory but adds to the experience. Please note, vaccine pass for people aged 12+ required for entry. Actors Danny Priestly and Andy Brigden play siblings Kai and Noodles, who live on the mudflats. Kai is content to tend to his cabbages, cooking...

Date: Friday 28 January
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Glitter Boomb - Burlesque Show

Glitter Boomb - Burlesque Show

Glitter Boomb - Burlesque Show (New lineup! Performer changes) This show will be a supercharged spectacle for the senses. With different styles of burlesque to entertain your eyes like; classic, comedic, and something just a little bit different. With a seriously talented line up of performers,...

Date: Friday 28 January
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pirate Kai

Pirate Kai

Dress up as a Pirate to join in the fun! Not compulsory but adds to the experience. Please note, vaccine pass for people aged 12+ required for entry. Actors Danny Priestly and Andy Brigden play siblings Kai and Noodles, who live on the mudflats. Kai is content to tend to his cabbages, cooking...

Date: Saturday 29 January
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Growing Opera Stars 2022: CANCELLED

Growing Opera Stars 2022: CANCELLED

Growing Opera Stars 2022 Join Festival Opera’s star-studded Magic Flute cast in a heart warming evening of solos, duets and trios. Every season, Festival Opera leads relish the opportunity to perform alongside New Zealand’s rising young opera stars. During this time, artists work...

Date: Saturday 29 January
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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February 2022

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s final opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), is a fairy tale whose characters, driven forward by love and hatred, are in search of ultimate truth. Danger, spells, tests of integrity, and actions both honourable and foul sweep us up into an enchanting world where nothing is quite as it...

Date: Tuesday 15 February to Monday 21 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2022

Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker

Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker

Join award-winning comedian Chris Parker on tour for a night of his greatest hits. A rising star of the New Zealand comedy scene, Chris has been seen on TV on 7 Days, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls and Have You Been Paying Attention as well as making a name for himself with his Instagram presence and...

Date: Friday 4 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2021 - Urzila Carlson: It's Personal: POSTPONED

HBAF 2021 - Urzila Carlson: It's Personal: POSTPONED

Urzila Carlson: It's Personal [Due to Covid 19 level restrictions we have had to reschedule this performance (Day Month Year). Any ticket holders will automatically have their tickets transferred to this new date and will receive communication about this soon.] Welcome to the days of mind...

Date: Friday 4 March
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2021 - Hello Darkness: POSTPONED

HBAF 2021 - Hello Darkness: POSTPONED

Hello Darkness By Peter Wells, Adapted by Victor Rodger [Due to Covid 19 disruptions we have had to reschedule this performance to Saturday 12th of March 2022. Any ticket holders will automatically have their tickets transferred to this new date and will receive communication about this...

Date: Saturday 12 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2022

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

So, no one told you life was gonna be this way! Not even Phoebe with all her psychic connections could have foretold the events of the past 2 years. In the words of Joey, “how you doin'?” We hope you’re ready to laugh again. We sure are. So, Friends! The Musical Parody, the outrageous...

Date: Saturday 7 May
Where:
Hawkes Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

This free three day workshop offers theatre training for young people aged 14-24 years. Suitable for all levels of experience, it’s led by professional teaching artists from the Massive Company teaching team. You will learn a wide range of theatre foundation skills and techniques, and explore...

Date: Saturday 28 May to Sunday 29 May
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2022

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Considered the greatest of all classical ballets, Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of music and dance. We are thrilled to be able to present this important revival of Russell Kerr's timeless production, our first since 2013, with the support of colleagues from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Sunday 5 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Tom is hitting the road with SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New Zillunders. Famous for his take offs of politicians like Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges, as well as his parallel life as Gingerbread the cat, Tom will be plumbing the depths of our...

Date: Tuesday 7 June
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Theatre Workshop for Teachers and Practitioners

Theatre Workshop for Teachers and Practitioners

This Massive Company Professional Development workshop is designed for teachers working with rangatahi, and theatre practitioners with a particular interest in developing their devising practice. The workshop is run by Artistic Director Sam Scott (known and trusted for her long-standing work with...

Date: Thursday 9 June
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

Postponed until 18 December 2022 The Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand for the first time. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of...

Date: Tuesday 21 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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World of Musicals

World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Tuesday 21 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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World of Musicals

World of Musicals

The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of “The Phantom of the Opera”...

Date: Wednesday 22 June
Where:
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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7 Days Live

7 Days Live

The 7 Days Live tour is now officially an annual tradition. And this year our (not very) brave comedians will smash out 13 shows in 13 towns around New Zealand with (nearly) no fear at all. Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, and the team will jump in a van and bring much-needed comedy to the...

Date: Thursday 23 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2022

Free
HBAF 2021 - Mana Wahine: POSTPONED

HBAF 2021 - Mana Wahine: POSTPONED

Mana Wahine - Ōkāreka Dance Company [Due to Covid 19 level disruptions we have had to FURTHER reschedule this performance. If you had already registered for the January 2022 date of this event, we'll now move your Registration to July 30th, 2022 and be in touch soon.] Hawke’s Bay Arts...

Date: Saturday 30 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2022

Cinderella

Cinderella

From the ‘dream team’ who brought you 2019’s dazzling Hansel & Gretel, comes a brand-new ballet to celebrate the re-opening of Wellington’s St James Theatre followed by a national tour. Feisty, funny and fabulous, Cinderella is choreographed by master storyteller Loughlan Prior to a...

Date: Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2022

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

Now coming in 2022 "Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat.” Ken Longworth – The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A...

Date: Sunday 18 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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