What's On

Made for Opus: Composer Encounters
31 July

Made for Opus: Composer Encounters features a programme of superb NZ works commissioned or arranged especially for Opus. Each composer will introduce their work, then, following the performances, the audience is invited to stay on for a Q&A session.  Read more

Mahy Magic
31 July

Mahy Magic is an early afternoon delight created for children and families. Favourite works by the beloved Kiwi writer are set to music by award-winning composer Philip Norman, including ‘The Tin Can Band’, ‘The Lion in the Meadow’, and more.   Read more

03 Aug
04 Aug
The Last Feather
03 August to 04 August

Tauranga Intermediate presents the stage production story of the extinction of the Huia – Aotearoa’s lost taonga.  Read more

Pin’d Creative Showcase
07 August

Presented by Global Connexions, the Pin’d Creative Showcase is a fashion competition open to garments designed by intermediate, secondary and tertiary textile students.  Read more

08 Aug
09 Aug
DanceNZmade Interschool Regionals 2021
08 August to 09 August

Bay of Plenty schools bring their best dance to the big stage in a great night of family entertainment- who will take out the title and represent your region at the National Finals at The Fly Palmy Arena!?  Read more

11 Aug
13 Aug
11 August to 13 August

TAKITIMU is the first ever full-scale production by Te Wharekura o Mauao at Baycourt. A bilingual theatre extravaganza featuring singing, dance, haka, storytelling and text (monologue and poetry)  Read more

The Shades - The Gratitude Tour
14 August

Kava Bowl Media proudly present The Shades Quartet on their return tour of New Zealand. Not since 2018 has NZ seen this fantastic vocal quartet.  Read more

New Zealand String Quartet 2021 National Tour
19 August

The New Zealand String Quartet returns to perform in Tauranga this August. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.  Read more

BOP Symphonia Rising Stars
21 August

BOP Symphonia presents the finals of Rising Stars Concerto Competition. Conducted by Justus Rozemond and starring Grace Tak (cello), Hannah Seo (recorder), Hayden Butt (clarinet), Pilgyu Chang (piano) and Yusuke Takahashi (double bass).  Read more

23 Aug
27 Aug
Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival 2021
23 August to 27 August

The Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival 2021 brings together 35 choirs over five nights from local priomary/intermediate schools embracing this year's theme "Songs From Aotearoa".   Read more

The Argyle Trio
05 September

The Argyle Trio – formerly known as Wilma and Friends – consists of Wilma Smith (violin), Matthias Balzat (cello) and newly added guest Michael Houstoun CNZM (piano).  Read more

10 Sep
25 Sep
Les Misérables
10 September to 25 September

THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON RETURNS IN 2021! 26 years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to present a brand new, reimagined production of Les Misérables.  Read more

Divas & Diamonds
26 September

Glyn Tucker and Barbie Davidson take you on a magic carpet ride, recalling the classic pop songs of the 60s through to the 80s. Featuring special guest, guitar legend Gray Bartlett.  Read more

[POSTPONED] Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C. Tour
28 September

The outrageously funny KEVIN BLOODY WILSON returns with another dose of his fair-dinkum Aussie humour. F.U.P.C spotlights Political Correctness for what it is and how Kev sees it – a big giggle crafted in song. Supported by Jenny Talia. R18.  Read more

30 Sep
01 Oct
Wonderland Glow Show
30 September to 01 October

WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale for tamariki, educators and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you are transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry.  Read more

Folk Sessions 2021
02 October

A showcase of some of NZ's most talented songwriters. Avalanche City, Holly Arrowsmith, Luke Thompson, Hans Kraenzlin, and Joseph & Maia come together for the first Folk Sessions at Baycourt for an unforgettable night of music.  Read more

Friends! The Musical Parody
03 October

So no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody.  Read more

Hotel California The Eagles Experience
06 October

Check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles.   Read more

The Boss: Bruce Springsteen Tribute
09 October

THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. A 3 hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album.  Read more

11 Oct
12 Oct
Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage
11 October to 12 October

Best-selling book Tu Meke Tūī! is brought to life on stage for the very first time.   Read more

Urzila Carlson - It's Personal
14 October

This is a show about keeping your cards close to your chest but walking around naked. Can we have it all? Yes, but also bloody no but also it’s none of your business because IT’S PERSONAL.  Read more

21 Oct
31 Oct
Tauranga Arts Festival 2021
21 October to 31 October

Established in 1999, the Tauranga Arts Festival delivers a world-class programme featuring leading artists and performers at their peak.  Read more

Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson
23 October

An unmissable, masterful live performance of Troy Kingi’s album 'Black Sea Golden Ladder'. Together Troy Kingi and Delaney Davidson will deliver an intimate and deeply personal evening of soul, heart and storytelling.  Read more

The Haka Party Incident
29 October

The Haka Party Incident resurrects the eventful day when a group of University of Auckland engineering students rehearsing their annual tradition of a mock haka are confronted by the activist group, He Taua.  Read more

[POSTPONED] World of Musicals
02 November

World of Musicals brings the very best, colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics to life, all performed by an internationally star-studded cast presenting the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level.  Read more

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live!
10 November

Tom Sainsbury is hitting the road with his brand new show SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New Zillunders.  Read more

Drag Up Your Life
12 November

Get ready for a drag production full of incredible lip sync performances, stunts and tricks that’ll blow your wig right off! This is a one night drag experience you do not want to miss!  Read more

Leaving Jackson
20 November

Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. LEAVING JACKSON The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.  Read more

The Bee Gees Night Fever
23 November

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!  Read more

Hotel California The Eagles Experience [SECOND SHOW]
12 December

Check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles.   Read more

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland
17 December

Watch two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe as award-winning Irish musicians complement the world’s best Irish Dancers to deliver an exciting mix of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads, carols and red-hot rhythms.  Read more

Postmodern Jukebox - The Grand Reopening
11 March

Postmodern Jukebox makes its grand return! The famed time-twisting musical collective that puts pop music in a time-machine will bring The Grand Reopening Tour to Tauranga in March 2022.  Read more