What's On

16 Oct
17 Oct
Alice in Wonderland
16 October to 17 October

Urban Dance presents Alice in Wonderland; A street dance version of the classic tale which will showcase the diverse work of local choreographers and 120 dancers from The Urban Dance Studios training out of Tauranga, Papamoa and Arataki.   Read more

Te Māpouriki
22 October

Guided by German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, this concert features NZ composer Kenneth Young’s work Te Mapouriki plus music by Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.  Read more

24 Oct
25 Oct
24 October to 25 October

A multi-award-winning family show that's melted hearts around the world. Be swept up in the mayhem that is the larger-than-life ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him.   Read more

Reb Fountain
24 October

A pre-eminent singer and performer, Reb has for years been the musicians’ secret. Adam McGrath (The Eastern) describes her as Lucky Strike-cool and Jameson’s-raw, with a voice born of fire and river run, mountain strong and feather soft.  Read more

24 Oct
03 Nov
Tauranga Arts Festival 2019
24 October to 03 November

New Zealand’s beautiful diversity will be showcased at this year’s Tauranga Arts Festival. Featuring a everything from theatre to music, dance to comedy, circus to speakers and more – get ready for a rollicking 10 days and nights of astounding arts!  Read more

25 October

Formed 1990, Scotland's Shooglenifty bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. Sponsored by Holland Beckett Law.  Read more

25 Oct
26 Oct
25 October to 26 October

Staged between heaven and hell, LIMBO is dirty and dangerous stuff, whisking audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, mind-boggling illusions and fiery flames hot from Dante’s inferno...  Read more

A Synthesized Universe
26 October

A Synthesized Universe is an immersive experience combining live music with custom animation, video manipulations, and a flight through the known universe which makes for a truly multi-sensory experience.  Read more

Boundary Riding: Writing for Middle Readers
26 October

This workshop explores the range of forms and approaches possible when writing for this multifaceted age group. Kate De Goldi hopes participants leave with a new appreciation of the 9-13 reader and some fresh ways of thinking about how to write for them.  Read more

Writing Fiction That Sells
27 October

Want to write fiction, but don’t know about the publishing process? No problem. To make your journey less painful, Catherine Robertson offers to let you in on all the mistakes during her 5-year mission to get a book in print.   Read more

Greg Copeland
27 October

For this special acoustic show Greg Copeland pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from the deep South of the USA, channelling the spirit into his own material and style.   Read more

This is Tami Neilson!
28 October

Accompanied by Tami’s brother and long-term co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to Tauranga Moana. In an up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written.  Read more

28 Oct
29 Oct
28 October to 29 October

Eight counts of unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Maori mythology, four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class...  Read more

Mr Red Light
29 October

Mr Red Light tries to rob a bank and fails miserably, ending up in a pie shop dealing with three uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator. Slapstick, the meaning of life, falling in love –the pie shop is where anything can happen.  Read more

An Evening with John Wright and The Sou’Westers
30 October

John Wright launched his debut 10-track album Red Skies at a concert in Motueka in 2017 last year, touring with the Sou’Westers and his collection of insightful songs and stories about travelling as an international cricketer and coach.  Read more

30 Oct
31 Oct
Rants in the Dark
30 October to 31 October

The hilarious unfiltered truth on parenting, courtesy of Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book 'Rants in the Dark'. Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny.  Read more

30 Oct
31 Oct
Still Life With Chickens
30 October to 31 October

When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship.  Read more

Nadia Reid
31 October

NZ's Nadia Reid has attained global success from her first two albums. With sell-out shows in Auckland, London and Melbourne, and record three under her belt, Nadia is a rising star not to be missed. Nadia and band will be joined by Motte (Anita Clark).  Read more

01 Nov
02 Nov
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
01 November to 02 November

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love. Based on Tusiata Avia's provocative and unapologetic poetry, this is a play that explores power, politics, racism, sex, abuse and life between cultures.  Read more

Milly Taback and The Miltones
01 November

Milly Tabak and The Miltones are masters of blending modern blues-rock with the nostalgia of a vIntage record collection. The Auckland five-piece have been turning heads with their powerful stage presence and moody melodies since forming in 2014.   Read more

02 Nov
03 Nov
Speakers Programme Day Pass
02 November to 03 November

A Speakers Programme Day Pass allows you to attend all sessions at the Carrus Crystal Palace on either Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November.  Read more

The Political Years - Marilyn Waring & Chlöe Swarbrick
02 November

Marilyn Waring talks to MP Chlöe Swarbrick about her 2019 autobiography recounting her years in parliament.  Read more

Mess, Magic & Mothering
02 November

Join parenting writers Emily Writes and Dr Renee Liang, paediatrician and co-author of the 2019 book, 'When We Remember to Breathe', as they talk to Tracey Slaughter. Emily and Renee are each mother to two young children.  Read more

02 November

Traversing anxiety and depression is a daily reality for more people than we ever know. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety editor Naomi Arnold, fantasy/horror writer Lee Murray, and actor/playwright Victor Rodger share their stories with Dr Renee Liang.  Read more

Standing Up
02 November

Tracey Slaughter talks to second-youngest NZ MP to ever be elected Chlöe Swarbrick; Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien, and award-winning NZ Herald columnist Rachel Stewart about the cost of their courage to be themselves in public life.  Read more

Wilson Dixon – What A Country!
02 November

Wilson Dixon is a comic who delivers with careful listening – and rewards his audience with buckets of smiles. Wilson Dixon’s latest show, What a Country! delivers cleverly crafted songs that reward the attentive ear!  Read more

Money Talks: Rich Enough?
03 November

Join award-winning journalist Mary Holm as she discusses her 2018 book 'Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide For Every Kiwi' which helps readers get their money sorted, while also considering the fascinating relationship between money and happiness.  Read more

The Hunters
03 November

Rotorua’s Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre founder Debbie Stewart, MNZM, talks with with fellow falconer and hawker, award-winning columnist & ex-farmer Rachel Stewart to discuss New Zealand’s extraordinary birds of prey and the challenges they face.  Read more

Start Listening
03 November

Join Brannavan Gnanalingam, Renee Liang, and Victor Rodger, as they talk to Scott Campbell about the cultural and social impacts of being ‘different’.  Read more

Money Talks: Smashed Avocado
03 November

Aimed at 16-35 year olds, this conversation will focus on why getting savvy with your money is important. New Zealand’s leading financial communicator Mary Holm will discuss with Rosie Dawson-Hewes. Questions from the floor essential!  Read more

Getting Louder
03 November

Scott Campbell discusses climate change with climate scientist Dr James Renwick, Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick; business journalist Rod Oram; BOP Regional Council’s Namouta Poutasi; and environmental campaigner/ex-farmer Rachel Stewart.  Read more

05 Nov
07 Nov
Swan Lake
05 November to 07 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt Swan Lake. Presented in two acts, this masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline, with subtle revisions and variations introduced by Artistic Director Gediminas Taranda.   Read more

IYSFF NZ National Award Finals 2019
08 November

Baycourt is stoked to be the NZ home for the IYSFF competition. Join filmmakers from around Aotearoa as they compete for the prestigious awards. Experience the 2019 finalists on Baycourts big screen with live accompaniment from the Wurlitzer organ.  Read more

Nanogirl Live! - Bring On the Noise
13 November

Join Nanogirl and her trusty lab assistant Boris as they engineer their way through a new adventure all about the science of sound. Packed with experiments, explosions and laughs, see science and engineering come to life right before your eyes.  Read more

The Bee Gees Night Fever
14 November

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience. Over two hours of live entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and a handpicked international cast!  Read more

27 Nov
07 Dec
Ladies Night
27 November to 07 December

Stage Right Trust presents a classic kiwi comedy about a group of local blokes down on their luck who decide a male strip show is the perfect way to make some quick cash! Book now for an awesome night out for all! Recommended age: 16+  Read more

29 Nov
30 Nov
Dinner with Legends
29 November to 30 November

Throughout history many remarkable people & their influences have left footprint on our society. What if we could bring these people back from the dead for a dinner party? KJ Studios explores some of the greats, and the impact they have made on our world.  Read more

13 Dec
14 Dec
Jack and the Beanstalk
13 December to 14 December

Dance Education Centre brings the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk to life on stage as a full work ballet. Suitable for all the family, highly entertaining and not to be missed.  Read more

15 Mar
15 Mar
Menopause the Musical
15 March to 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

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

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