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March 2019

DeadHill - March Scare Tour

DeadHill - March Scare Tour

Napier Prison presents DeadHill 2019's Scare Tours!!! Matron has chosen March to let the ghouls out to play! March is the month of embracing courage, activity, adventure.....so book your friends in for a very strange and tour inside the oldest and haunted Prison in New Zealand.

Date: Friday 29 March
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tales of Pooh Bear

Tales of Pooh Bear

The Rochelle Spence Dance Studio will present 'Tales of Pooh Bear' as the main part of their annual dance recital on Saturday 30th April at the Napier Municipal Theatre with performances at 2pm and 7pm. The students will provide a colourful dance drama based on the popular AA Milne stories. The...

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

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Bard @ the Park: CANCELLED

Bard @ the Park: CANCELLED

We are super proud to bring you Bard at the Park, the complete works of Shakespeare in under a couple hours, that is the cliff note version of all his plays. Multiple stages are set around the grounds for pop up performances, this is going to be the funniest, thought-provoking show you have seen...

Date: Saturday 30 March to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2019

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Melbourne City Ballet’s, Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores. ”Alice In...

Date: Monday 1 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Once On This Island presented by Lindisfarne & Iona College

Once On This Island presented by Lindisfarne & Iona College

Lindisfarne College and Iona College present the Broadway version of the world-famous stage musical "Once On This Island".

Date: Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April
Where:
Lindisfarne College Performing arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Once On This Island

Once On This Island

Lindisfarne College and Iona College have teamed up once again to perform the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island, written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the...

Date: Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April
Where:
Lindisfarne College, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Raw Comedy Quest 2019

Hawkes Bay Raw Comedy Quest 2019

Witness the rising stars in stand-up comedy before they hit the big time in the inaugural Hawkes Bay Raw Comedy Quest! Part of a nationally run competition, there's over $2000 in prize money and national coverage coverage to be won. The Raw Comedy Quest can be the stepping stone to a career in...

Date: Wednesday 3 April
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Classical to Contemporary

Classical to Contemporary

Our programme comprises contrasting music from 20th & 21st centuries. A new work by local composer Stephen Lange and Benjamin Britten’s exhilarating song cycle performed by soprano Sarah Ampril with string orchestra, pose an exciting preamble to the dense and highly emotional Missa by Peteris...

Date: Friday 5 April to Sunday 7 April
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hawkes Bay Orchestra Czech Composers

Hawkes Bay Orchestra Czech Composers

This almost entirely Czech programme for strings gives the opportunity to hear the very popular Holberg Suite alongside two Czeck pieces united by the same denominators – charm, lightness and sincere expression. Programme – Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Janáček’s Suite, and Suk’s Serenade for...

Date: Saturday 6 April
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2019

SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2019

So much of what is happening in politics and society right now parallels what happens within Shakespeare’s plays – and we’re not just talking Trump. With this in mind, the ‘new takes’ on the works of the Bard will be performed by Hawke’s Bay students in Shakespeare Globe Centre New...

Date: Monday 8 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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R18
Orpheus

Orpheus

The internationally award-winning modern retelling of an ancient myth is on tour in NZ for the very first time! Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar. Eurydice is a tree nymph. And Bruce Springsteen is on the jukebox. A tale of impossible, death-defying love told through...

Date: Thursday 11 April
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Jim Hawkins is a young boy who lives with his mother at the Admiral Benbow Inn. They find a treasure map in the chest of a dead sea captain and decide to go in search of it. They enlist the help of Squire Trelawny and his boat the Hispaniola to go and look for this treasure. Long John Silver...

Date: Saturday 13 April to Saturday 20 April
Where:
Aubyn Theatre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Julien Van Mellaerts and James Baillieu

Julien Van Mellaerts and James Baillieu

Two supremely talented musicians rising rapidly in the world of Art Song. New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts and South-African pianist James Baillieu both won top prizes at the Wigmore Song Competition, with Otago University graduate Van Mellaerts winning the Kohn Foundation International...

Date: Tuesday 16 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Performing Arts Competitions

Napier Performing Arts Competitions

The Easter Performing Arts Competitions Festival is an event which takes place in Napier every year. It is a five day event that brings together young talent from all areas of New Zealand. The categories featured are Ballet, Tap and Jazz Dancing, Senior Vocal, Aria, Junior Vocal,...

Date: Thursday 18 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, 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: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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69th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

69th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Highland & National Dancing Competitions, including Hawkes Bay and North Island Championships. Solo Piping Events commence Friday 19th April at 6pm with the Gold Clasp Piobaireachd in the Auditorium. Saturday evening is the 2nd Lindisfarne Dirk & Sgnian Dubh Couble March Strathspey & Reel. The...

Date: Saturday 20 April to Sunday 21 April
Where:
Lindisfarne College, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Performing Arts Aria Contest

Napier Performing Arts Aria Contest

The Aria Preliminaries will be held on Easter Saturday 20th April with the Aria finals held on Easter 2019.

Date: Saturday 20 April to Sunday 21 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. 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 have...

Date: Saturday 20 April
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, 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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The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night

Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is...

Date: Saturday 27 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Ireland's most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019, for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland's most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this...

Date: Tuesday 30 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2019

Cats

Cats

One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway...

Date: Thursday 2 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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My name is Moana

My name is Moana

My Name Is Moana with electro-wizard Paddy Free is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the Ocean led by singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto. This music, which is so interwoven with New Zealand’s identify, has taken her from garage parties in South Auckland to exotic stages right around the...

Date: Tuesday 7 May
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world… In New Zealand, there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It...

Date: Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Salsa Bueno

Salsa Bueno

The Urban Winery is partnering with Latin Roots Hawkes Bay Salsa Academy to bring you a night of dancing, music, and Latin fun! Come in and learn beginner's Salsa with the best in Hawkes Bay or sit back and enjoy the dancing demonstrations and music breaks. Participation is at your discretion!

Date: Friday 17 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Showquest - Napier

Showquest - Napier

Come and support an impressive line-up of schools from Napier! Showquest is a new performing arts competition for schools and students years 1–13. It’s a nationwide series of events produced by Rockquest Promotions, with the support of the Ministry of Education.

Date: Monday 27 May
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2019

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in 2019. 20,000+ children will see it in 2019. What Is the Matariki Glow Show? It’s...

Date: Wednesday 5 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball Sat 15th June. Theme: White Tickets $15pp Mixed dance styles: Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue, Swing, R'n'R, Salsa & more. Hosted by Evan & Sandy, Munro Dance Studio Salsa Hawkes Bay

Date: Saturday 15 June
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Room On the Broom

Room On the Broom

CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 20th centuries. Haydn’s elegant String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 opens a vivacious programme. This work inspired Mozart and impressed royalty, and Haydn’s...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

Mātauranga

Mātauranga

Carlos Kalmar - Conductor Steven Osborne - Piano Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Michael Norris - Mātauranga Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s...

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Urzila Carlson - Token African

Urzila Carlson - Token African

Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson is set to wreak havoc on New Zealand with her brand-new show, Token African, as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Featuring all new material and poking fun at her birth country, Urzila laughs that Africans have become the...

Date: Thursday 18 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2019

Bold Moves

Bold Moves

The stage will be flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. 28...

Date: Saturday 14 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2019

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems… For Christmas 2019,...

Date: Saturday 16 November to Sunday 17 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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