What's On

19 Oct
29 Oct
Tauranga Arts Festival 2017
19 October to 29 October

Over ten days and nights, the Tauranga Arts Festival will bring the city alive and the community together with music, theatre, dance, community events and thought-provoking talks for grown-ups, kids and all those in between.  Read more

19 Oct
20 Oct
19 October to 20 October

A lo-fi, wi-fi fable from Trick of the Light Theatre, this brand-new work combines storytelling, music, and puppetry into an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age in the vein of David Mitchell The Bone Clocks, and Stranger Things.  Read more

19 Oct
20 Oct
Pss Pss
19 October to 20 October

Inventive, exciting & ridiculous - this breath-taking pair perform mishaps and acrobatics that will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. A timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite humour.  Read more

Basant Madhur And The Sargam School Of Indian Music
21 October

Basant Madhur is a widely acknowledged tabla player and a much-respected artiste in the arena of Indian Classical Music. Sargam bring together a unique ensemble of Indian musicians offering a global touch.  Read more

21 October

Acrobatic, robotic and liquid hip-hop hybrid movement that pushes the boundaries and explore vast possibilities of our human bodies. This electrifying work features members of internationally acclaimed hip-hop crew Identity Dance Company.   Read more

22 Oct
23 Oct
Miss Jean Batten
22 October to 23 October

Miss Jean Batten is a one-woman show that captures the spirit of New Zealand’s most famous Aviatrix whose solo flight set a record that stood for 44 years. It is a story of success against enormous odds and one that should resonate with every Kiwi.  Read more

Voices NZ – Workshop
23 October

This workshop gives you a view of singing in a first-class ensemble from the inside out. Repertoire includes Keep Your Lamps, Thomas and O Magnum Victoria. Some previous vocal experience will be beneficial.   Read more

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
23 October

Premier choir VOICES New Zealand will welcome spring with Salut Printemps which celebrates our love affair with the sun, budding flowers, the explosion of colours and life in general with a programme using the ‘official’ language of love – French.  Read more

The Story Only I Can Tell: William Yang
24 October

William Yang is internationally renowned for his poignant storytelling exploring diversity, belonging & travel. Yang connects with audiences around Australia & the world through his intimate photographs & observations of events & people around him.  Read more

25 Oct
26 Oct
Hudson & Halls Live!
25 October to 26 October

Long before Masterchef & MKR there was Hudson & Halls. In the closet with the door wide open, Peter Hudson and David Halls were NZ’s original great gay love story. Be transported to a 1980s TV studio for big laughs and very questionable cooking.  Read more

25 October

Cheese is an epic journey from grass to milk to stringy, chewy, stretchy, rubbery, crumbly delicious cheese. Java Dance brings you their signature brand of delicious dance, live music & theatre.  Read more

The Creamery
25 October

Enter the world of cheese making where artisans compete to create the finest slice of cheese. Java brings you their immersive style of dance, live music & theatre.   Read more

The Orchid & The Crow
26 October

Reflecting on Daniel’s real-life experiences, The Orchid & The Crow is a solo performance that’s part storytelling, part cabaret, part theatre, & features original songs from the award-winning writers of Die Roten Punkte.  Read more

27 Oct
28 Oct
Sunny Ray And The Magnificent Moon
27 October to 28 October

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon will delight audiences with their theatrical musical. One bedtime Sunny Ray breaks all the rules and doesn’t go to sleep…find out what happens when the Sun and the Moon stay up all night together!  Read more

27 October

A double-bill of exceptional new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance, Contrast is the combination of two distinct choreographic voices, Sarah Foster-Sproull (Auckland, New Zealand) and Emma Murray (Bern, Switzerland).  Read more

Ria Hall - Rules Of Engagement
28 October

Ria Hall fuses hip-hop beats and richly layered vocals in English & Te Reo to create an epic soundscape shifting across many genres. Inspired by Henare Taratoa’s ‘Rules of Engagement’, the show & album touches on themes of love, war and revolution.   Read more

Fiction Boot Camp With Paula Morris
29 October

Join award-winning author Dr Paula Morris for a Fiction Boot Camp, or everything you need to know about writing stories and novels. Since 2003 Dr Morris has taught creative writing in the US, the UK and NZ.  Read more

Sisters in song
11 November

Experience a musical journey of 30 women singing in harmony and covering a mix of genres – from the spiritually serious, to a carefree romp through popular favourites - with dance, fun and nonsense thrown in for good measure.  Read more

Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies
13 November

Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies are combing to present a beautiful concert at Baycourt in November. With wonderful harmonies and lilting melodies, listen in amazement as these talented singers take you on a breath-taking musical journey.  Read more

NZMEB presents Michael Houstoun
14 November

The NZMEB proudly presents its patron and acclaimed concert pianist Michael Houstoun.  Read more

Isla Grant in concert
16 November

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, Scotland’s legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant returns to New Zealand with exciting new songs - plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music.  Read more

Kelvin Cruickshank - Live!
17 November

By popular demand New Zealand medium Kelvin Cruickshank 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 R18.   Read more

IYSFF New Zealand Regionals 2017
22 November

This year’s top IYSFF NZ Regionals films will be screened at a red carpet awards ceremony at Baycourt. Each film screened on the night will feature live musical accompaniment from IYSFF composer Nathan Avakian playing Baycourt’s Mighty Wurlitzer.  Read more

Rise Dance Company - 10 year showcase
25 November

This year Rise Dance Company is celebrating 10 years of dancing in the Bay of Plenty. Watch 800 talented students of all ages display their love of dance through various styles – Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro and Contemporary.  Read more

02 Dec
09 Dec
Blood Brothers
02 December to 09 December

Stage Right Trust proudly presents Willy Russell’s much loved, award-winning musical about twins separated at birth whose paths cross later in life. Featuring a stunning cast, this witty, entertaining and emotional musical is not to be missed.  Read more

04 Dec
05 Dec
Beauty and the Beast
04 December to 05 December

Urban Dance Youth Trust presents Beauty & the Beast; a street dance version inspired by the classic tale that will showcase the diverse work of local choreographers and 150 dancers from The Urban Dance Studios training out of Tauranga and Arataki.  Read more

Nanogirl live! – Engineering Magic
12 December

Join Nanogirl and Boris her trusty lab assistant for science as you have never seen it before. All new experiments & explosions, huge sparks, even a bed of nails – science & engineering come to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes.  Read more

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

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

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

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