Performing Arts

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Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer

May 21 - May 21, Central

Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The Silencer. Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; they can all form a queue and suck the wrinkles out of Chopper's walnut wallet because he has stopped giving a f*** and is done with suffering fools. Are femi-nazis coming to cut his penis off OR will toxic masculinity give him the prostate cancer he truly deserves? Dole bludgers, climate change, anti-vaxxers, cancel culture - the outrage is deafening. Everyone is c

The Big Bike Film Night

Mar 10 - Mar 10, Central

Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you! Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee! Our treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can

Double Comedy Feature: Bedtime Stories/The Internet Play

Dec 13 - Dec 15, Central

Drama Kids Rotorua bring you back-to-back comedy with two family-friendly shows in a row. The Junior Production class kick off with a 60 minute comedy show: "Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)." It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin

Carols By Candle Light

Dec 13 - Dec 13, Central

Rotorua East Lions Club and Hits 97.5 will be holding Carols by Candlelight again this year. It will be an enjoyable celebration of Christmas for families and children under the trees in Kuirau Park. The entertainment, compered by Radio host Paul Hickey, will commence at 7.30pm with an overture from the Rotorua Symphonic Band, This will be followed by carol singing, Christmas music from choir and soloists, dance and children’s entertainment. Song sheets will be published in the preceding

Play On: BabyCakes by Georgina Titheridge

Dec 10 - Dec 10, Central

Play On is a live script reading series of New Zealand plays. It's unrehearsed, unpredictable and unmissable. About the play: BabyCakes is a no-nonsense comedy about trashy weddings, a call centre, and people that are overly bent on being normal. And cake. Lots of cake. Imagine you are Anais, sitting at the reject table of a wedding reception surrounded by your old call centre buddies - the booze hag, the sleaze bag and the guy she probably would have pashed if she was drunk enough. An

Oh What A Glorious Night

Dec 06 - Dec 07, Central

Join us for an evening of rousing carols accompanied by the Rotorua Brass Ensemble. The Choir will perform a series of new and contemporary carols together with a stunning young local soloist and a few Christmas surprises thrown in for good measure. Entry to the concerts is by donation of a non perishable food item to the Rotorua Food Bank.

Opus Orchestra - Unfinished

Nov 30 - Nov 30, Central

Mozart may have written some of the world's finest music but his reputation for ill-temper is legendary, and the diminutive Schubert was arrested by the Austrian police, on suspicion of revolutionary activities. And Wagner, full of passion, had a life of exile and poverty. If it is true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then such men were surely the better for their troubles. Be immersed in the music of these great composers – the much loved ‘Haffner’ Symphony, and the mysteriou

Interview with The Vampire: POSTPONED

Nov 27 - Nov 27, Central

Interview with The Vampire with Jonny Brugh. Dance the deacon way for the lucky ones in the audience and other delights. Up close and personal opportunities to understand the centuries old mind of a vampire. You will be served by local vampires. Full bar and complimentary nibbles available. Only 49 tickets available on eventbrite or in store. $60. We encourage you to dress up for a special price of $20. You will be able to practice you erotic dancing after the show in The Rocket Room!

8 Scott Ave The Musical

Nov 22 - Nov 24, Central

“The Smith whanau didn’t have much.. but when they sang.. they had everything!” A Rotorua entertainer is bringing his childhood growing up in Ōwhata in Rotorua to the stage. Jack Grace has a passion for bringing Rotorua stories to life and since moving back to his hometown last year, he’s set about telling the city’s stories through his talents. Ticket Pricing: Early Bird – $30.00 (24 Sept-30 Sept) General Admission – $35.00 (On sale 01 Oct 19) Family Ticket – $117.50 (2 Adults and up

Concert for The Time Honoured

Nov 17 - Nov 17, Central

Experience a fun afternoon of entertainment and great company in this free concert for Rotorua’a retired community on Sunday 17 November 2019. Hosted by Mayor Steve Chadwick and Rotorua Lakes Council, guests will have afternoon tea prior to enjoying performances coordinated by Rotorua Lakes Performing Arts Company. The show will include a diverse range of classical and contemporary music, dance and drama. Collect your free ticket from Monday 4 November 2019. They are available to collec

Caught In The Net

Nov 14 - Nov 23, Central

The sequel to 'Run For Your Wife' finds our bigamist taxi-driver, John Smith, still keeping both his families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one girl and one boy - have met on the Internet and are determined to see each other in person, especially as it transpires that they have so much in common - same surname, taxi-driver dad of the same age. When it dawns on John that they are about to meet, he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in orde

Guy Williams "Some Places" Tour 2019 Rotorua

Nov 09 - Nov 09, Central

Guy Williams “Some places in the central North Island and most of the South Island" Tour 2019 Billy T Award-Winning Comedian Guy Williams is Back! Some of you might not have even noticed that he was gone, or even realised that he was here in the first place, that doesn’t matter… he’s back! The star of the critically acclaimed “New Zealand Today” TV show (and only on-screen member of the show) is taking a short break from his busy schedule of arguing with people on the internet to make hi