What's On

The Cambodia Charitable Trust - Doing the Business
25 February

UK comedian Deborah Frances-White talks the big ideas and important issues with NZ business legends Theresa Gattung and Sharon Hunter. This special fundraiser is brought to you by the Cambodia Charitable Trust, sponsored by Lyon O’Neale Arnold Lawyers.   Read more

Realising Beethoven
11 March

To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, the NZSO presents a unique concert guiding you through the music of Beethoven, his influences and composers he subsequently inspired.  Read more

Goldberg Variations
12 March

NZSO brings J S Bach’s masterpiece 'Goldberg Variations' to Tauranga audiences. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria followed by 30 intricate and distinct variations performed on a variety of instruments.  Read more

Menopause the Musical
15 March

The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020! See what 11+ million women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 17 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!  Read more

TINA Simply The Best
18 March

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the thrilling Caroline Borole & amazing live band & dancers - a fabulous fun night out!  Read more

Soweto Gospel Choir
20 March

The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honour of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom.  Read more

Floyd Live
21 March

Floyd Live returns to Baycourt following their sold out show in 2018! Bringing their distinctive "Floyd" sound, captured by the experienced and seasoned 8-piece band's emotive and soulful musicianship, Pink Floyd lovers won't want to miss this show!  Read more

25 Mar
26 Mar
Winding Up
25 March to 26 March

Freshly-knighted theatre legend Sir Roger Hall returns to Tauranga with Auckland Theatre Company. ‘Winding Up’ showcases Hall in classic form, demonstrating his inimitable wit and knowing insight, while comic legends Alison Quigan and Mark Hadlow.   Read more

08 Apr
09 Apr
43rd National Youth Jazz Competition
08 April to 09 April

The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from New Zealand secondary schools. Come and listen to these musically talented Combos and Big Bands strut their stuff for trophies, prizes and awards.  Read more

08 Apr
12 Apr
National Jazz Festival Tauranga 2020
08 April to 12 April

The 58th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter from 8 to 12 April 2020, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians in Australasia.   Read more

The New Zealand Army Band Jazz Spectacular
09 April

The world-famous New Zealand Army Band is back to entertain and impress with their dynamic Big Band. Boasting top class vocal and instrumental soloists, the band delivers innovative and exciting musical performances. A concert not to be missed!  Read more

Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls with Roger Manins
10 April

Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls are joined by one of NZ’s finest musicians, saxophonist Roger Manins in a one-off performance. Playing original material from both Manins and The Jelly Rolls’ catalogue, as well as unique interpretations of jazz standards.  Read more

Piping Hot Dixie: Shirazz (AUS) with Scott Harrison (AUS) on the Mighty Wurli
10 April

Festival favourites Shirazz are joined by organist Scott Harrison in a celebration of the hottest trad jazz and Wurlitzer magic. They will present a programme of New Orleans favourites alongside originals that show off the best of the band and the organ.   Read more

Kevin Field Quartet with Bex Peterson (FIJI)
11 April

Acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field is joined by one of New Zealand’s greatest expatriate vocalists Bex Peterson for a very special one-off concert featuring originals, standards and jazzy interpretations of iconic kiwi pop tunes.  Read more

James Morrison Quartet (AUS)
11 April

The James Morrison Quartet is one of the world’s most in demand jazz groups. Featuring multi-instrumentalist James Morrison, with his two sons, William and Harry with drummer Patrick Danao. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear swinging jazz from the best.  Read more

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra
12 April

Japanese-born flute and sax player Miho Wada performs a unique blend of world jazz, fusing her distinctive pan-pacific flavour with Afro-Cuban flute, Japanese pop and irresistibly dance-happy grooves. Charming, quirky and upbeat!  Read more

Symphony of Jazz
12 April

The BOP Symphonia will jazz it up with Joplin, Gershwin and Ellington. Featuring piano soloist Soomin Kim and conductor Justus Rozemond. Hear a dazzling selection of jazz influenced orchestral music.  Read more

Emperor - NZSO
22 April

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor in Residence Hamish McKeich presents some of Beethoven’s most iconic works in the 250th anniversary of his birth. Diedre Irons joins the Orchestra as soloist for Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.  Read more

27 Apr
28 Apr
The Ten Tenors
27 April to 28 April

The Ten Tenors perform a unique combination of classical & contemporary music featuring ten-part harmonies. Globally acclaimed, critics praise their ability to “ignite hearts” with their effortless charm and “magnificent vocals”.  Read more

Tauranga Musica - John Chen
29 April

NZ pianist & audience favourite John Chen returns to Tauranga to perform a passionate and virtuosic programme consisting of Mazurkas and Polonaises by Chopin, plus the last and least frequently performed of Schumanns’ three piano sonatas.  Read more

Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer
13 May

Chopper cordially invites the world to shut up. Welcome The Silencer. Amongst the noise, hysteria, angst, snowflakes and trolls, who'll give us a bit of bloody shush? Chopper's here to machete through the jungle of bull. R15+ contains strong language  Read more

14 May
15 May
Sleeping Beauty
14 May to 15 May

Moscow Ballet La Classique return to Baycourt with ballet's most loved fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy artistic ballet mastery at its finest & go on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of princess aurora the Sleeping Beauty.   Read more

Yesterday Once More
17 May

Tricia & Stewart Macpherson bring to you YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - a unique new musical revue celebrating four of the most iconic singing groups of the 70’s THE CARPENTERS, ABBA, THE MAMAS AND PAPAS, and 5th DIMENSION! Two hours show non-stop hits.  Read more

02 Jun
03 Jun
Matariki Glow Show
02 June to 03 June

Captivating tamariki throughout NZ, this giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppet extravaganza is back with an ALL NEW SHOW for Matariki 2020 - this time they're going under the sea!  Read more

World of Musicals
22 June

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

27 Jun
28 Jun
Venus Rising
27 June to 28 June

Four celestial ballets, by inspirational and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn. Presented by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.  Read more

Idyllic - NZSO
02 July

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.  Read more

Leaving Jackson
11 August

For over 40 years Johnny Cash & June Carter's love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written & enthralled audiences around the world. This 2 hour live concert will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.   Read more

Beethoven - Icon
02 September

The New Zealand String Quartet celebrates the 250th birthday Beethoven with a concert of the master composer's charismatic and distinctive works.   Read more

Friends! The Musical Parody
02 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

Timeless - NZSO
22 October

The NZSO celebrates Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing his achievements in the context of contemporaries Haydn and Mozart - the main pillars of the First Viennese School. They are the par excellence of quintessential Classical style.   Read more

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show
14 November

THE BOSS is a three-hour full production that brings alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection and features the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS other Springsteen hits.  Read more

The ABBA Show
21 November

By popular demand, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute returns to Baycourt! This full-scale concert production featuring energetic musical performances, live band, replica costumes and more gives fans a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience!  Read more