What's On

Kevin Bloody Wilson - Almost Awesome Tour
24 February

Aussie comedy legend Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ for his “Almost Awesome Tour” with special guest Jenny Talia. This irrepressible and irreverent show is guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts.   Read more

The Summer Snortler
02 March

Come and have a darn good snortle with comedy legends Dai Henwood, Michele A’Court, Jamie Bowen, Lana Walters and Jamaine Ross! Grab your tickets and snortle your night away with some of the best in the business! Book now!  Read more

Kelvin Cruickshank – Soul Food
09 March

By popular demand, Open Eyes Exclusive presents New Zealand medium Kelvin Cruickshank who returns to Baycourt with his live show. Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. Event is R16.  Read more

28 Mar
02 Apr
The National Jazz Festival 2018
28 March to 02 April

The 56th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga which will showcase performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world. Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.   Read more

31 Mar
23 Nov
Arts on tour NZ in Tauranga
31 March to 23 November

With seven high quality shows to be stage in the Baycourt X Space, The Historic Village and 16th Ave Theatre - this is your chance to enjoy some of NZ’s best talent delivered direct to your doorstep.  Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - Olive Copperbottom
31 March

Baycourt Presents Olive Copperbottom starring Penny Ashton @ 16th Ave Theatre - a rollicking one-woman musical journey that will fulfil your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well… the best of times.  Read more

Dave Bobbyn - A slice of heaven: 40 years of hits
01 April

Over Easter, Dave & band will be hitting the middle of the North Island, to some places that we've missed with our hugely successful 40 Years Of Hits show.  Read more

Tutus on Tour
04 April

The RNZB presents their much-loved regional touring programme Tutus on Tour. Watch your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.  Read more

13 Apr
14 Apr
Foster & Allen
13 April to 14 April

Legendary Irish folk music duo Foster & Allen's are number one stars across the globe, with a 40-year career and over 20 million sales worldwide.   Read more

21 Apr
22 Apr
Puss in Boots
21 April to 22 April

Fairytale Dance productions in association with Susanne Hanger Dance are celebrating the diverse talents of her pupils and their families to bring to Baycourt the tale of Puss in Boots, where good once again triumphs over evil.  Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - Hopetown Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes
23 April

Be amazed by these three multi-instrumentalists armed with bass clarinets, tubas & trombones are swapped for trumpets, saxophones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments.  Read more

Carl Barron: Drinking with a fork
29 April

After making over 300,000 people laugh on his last tour, Carl returns at his brilliant best with his brand new show. Be there for a night where Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it – drinking with a fork. Age restriction: 15+  Read more

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus
01 May

The world’s had religion ever since God was in nappies, & what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks & Christian rock. It's time religion took a look at itself, so Chopper’s starting his own, in his own image, & giving hell to the almighty.  Read more

Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' – The Nutcracker
02 May

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers.”   Read more

19 Jun
20 Jun
He Kura E Huna Ana
19 June to 20 June

Te reo Maori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from the legendary creation story of greenstone in Aotearoa. Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, this stunning work tells of a woman seeking consolation within the pounamu depths of Arahura River.  Read more

Mozart & Beethoven
28 June

The NZSO presents Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto, Beethoven’s joyous Symphony No. 8., Gareth Farr’s He iwi tahi tatou and Jimmy Lopez’s Fiesta!. Concert features conductor Miguuel Harth-Bedoya and NZSO Section Principal Bassoon Robert Weeks.   Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - Seed
07 July

Winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award, Seed by Elisabeth Easther follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant - the dilemmas of modern reproduction.   Read more

Simon Trpceski plays Grieg
20 July

This NZSO 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 and Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski. Features works by Shostakovich and Grieg.  Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - No Holds Bard
05 August

An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self destruction. Ticket price includes 30 minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.   Read more

Beethoven & Brahms
09 August

The NZSO and 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 2018.  Read more

Richard Mapp
09 September

Well-known pianist Richard Mapp has played many times for Chamber Music NZ, performed with the major orchestras of the world and many groups and soloists. Richard’s programme will include pieces by Bach, Kenneth Young, Schubert, Chopin, Messiaen & Brahms  Read more

Classical Hits
13 September

NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich leads the orchestra on a country-wide tour, presenting a Classical Hits programme for the whole family. Featuring works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Gillian Whitehead, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky.  Read more

Postmodern Jukebox
02 October

New Zealand loves Postmodern Jukebox! Following three successful tours in as many years, the multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears to eagerly awaiting fans in 2018.  Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - Adam McGrath and the Roaring Days
10 October

Adam with The Eastern has played everywhere from Timaru to Nashville and beyond. Throwing down on theatre stages, street corners pubs and living rooms, he treats every show as the best one yet.   Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - The Messy Magic Adventure
23 November

Circus, slapstick & magic combine in this special adventure for primary school aged children & families. Fantastical fun, with waterproof ponchos provided for those in the front row.  Read more

AOTNZ in Tauranga - Seven deadly stunts
23 November

Baycourt Presents Seven Deadly Stunts by Rollicking Entertainment at the Historic Village Hall. Chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how they came to be.   Read more