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October 2015
New Zealand Opera presents: Tosca
Tosca is the opera that conquered the world. This passionate story of lust, revenge and sacrifice completely overwhelmed its first audiences...
10 October - 17 October
St James Theatre
Chamber Music presents: VIENNA PIANO TRIO
Capturing the spirit of chamber music, the Vienna Piano Trio is a polished gem steeped in the grand Central European musical tradition.
16 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Joan Baez
A rare opportunity to experience one of the world's great performers. America's legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez will perform in Christchurch for the first time.
17 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Avalanche City with special guest Benny Tipene
Dave Baxter (Avalanche City) and his touring band will bring the music from recent album - WE ARE FOR THE WILD PLACES - to life on the tour of the same name
17 October
Opera House
4-Time Grammy Award Winners, BOYZ II MEN finally return for The Hits Tour this October.
18 October
St James Theatre
The Rhythm of Korea
The Rhythm of Korea showcases Korea’s music and dance at the intersection of traditional and contemporary performances by a premier Korean percussion group U-So
20 October
St James Theatre
Magicians: In the Capital
Step outside the ordinary and witness the most amazing magic show Wellington has ever seen.
24 October
Opera House
Pure Magic
Join your host, Zappo the Magician for a fun-filled afternoon of Pure Magic: a family magic show that all ages will enjoy.
24 October
Opera House
Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band - 1915 “A Reflection”
The minute you enter the theatre you will be transformed back to 1915. The sights, the sounds and the music will enliven you.
25 October
St James Theatre
Bold Worlds - Fire and Ice
Cross exciting new musical frontiers with the NZSO’s Bold Worlds tour, a celebration of intrepid new steps in classical music.
30 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Robbie Williams: Let Me Entertain You Tour
The Let Me Entertain You Tour kicks things off with five Australian dates before heading to New Zealand and taking in Wellington's Basin Reserve.
31 October
Romeo and Juliet
Experience the most famous love story of all time, through a showcase of hip hop, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance.
31 October
Opera House
November 2015
Orchestra Wellington: Providence
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony follows on from the Fourth with the similar use of a reappearing motif. This motif appears in all four of the movements and contributes to the tight thematic cohesion of the work.
7 November
Michael Fowler Centre
Evita, the iconic musical is set to dazzle with a spectacular new staging including over 40 top performers bringing the story of Eva Peron to life.
7 November - 21 November
Opera House
Garrick Ohlsson plays Brahms
Formidable American piano master Garrick Ohlsson is famous for his vast repertoire and the exceptional intelligence of his playing.
13 November
Michael Fowler Centre
10cc is Graham Gouldman, bass, guitar, vocals, Rick Fenn, lead guitar, vocals, bass, Paul Burgess drums, percussion, Mick Wilson guitar, keyboards, percussion and Mike Stevens, keyboards, bass, saxophone, vocals.
13 November
St James Theatre
Rite Of Spring
Discover why Stravinsky’s avant garde 1913 ballet score for The Rite of Spring sparked a riot in the theatre on its Paris premiere.
20 November
Michael Fowler Centre
Imperial Russian Ballet – Swan Lake
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all.
20 November - 21 November
St James Theatre
Go Green Expo 2015
Discover exciting new choices at NZ’s largest Organic, Natural, Sustainable and Green Living show!Learn, try and buy from selected, genuine eco-brands from start ups to thriving NZ businesses
21 November - 22 November
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Multi-Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer songwriter - has announced solo acoustic tour dates for November 2015.
23 November
Michael Fowler Centre
In the wake of this widely chronicled performance, Laneway Presents can confirm that the global triumph will return to New Zealand for two concerts in November following a nationwide Australian tour.
25 November
Shed 6
The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Seven Ukuleles, Fourteen Hands, Twenty Eight Strings, Sixteen Million Minutes, One Billion Seconds, Thirty Years …
28 November
Michael Fowler Centre
Gin Wigmore – Blood to Bone Tour
Gin and her band are on the road playing new songs from her recent album Blood to Bone which debuted at #1 on the NZ Album Chart in June.
28 November
Opera House
December 2015
An Evening with The Topp Twins
The Topp Twins return to the stage with an intimate evening of comedy, stories and songs.
3 December
St James Theatre
Orchestra Wellington: Pathetique
The final concert is a celebration of the composer. In it we hear the work of a great Romantic figure, a great modernist who revered him and a contemporary composer from NZ who is a likely candidate for international stardom.
5 December
Michael Fowler Centre
Handel’s Messiah
A three-hundred-year-old Christmas smash hit, Handel’s peerless oratorio is the perfect holiday season gift for concertgoers of every kind.
12 December
Michael Fowler Centre
January 2016
Jimmy Carr – Funny Business
Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive.
8 January
St James Theatre
February 2016
Nick & Megan: Summer of 69 No Apostrophe
Award-winning Comedy power couple Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) are bringing their real-life relationship to the stage!
12 February
Opera House
Shen Yun
Through The Universal Language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales.
16 February - 18 February
St James Theatre
March 2016
The Return of Simply Red: Big Love Tour 2016
Thirty years after introducing a generation to the joys of soul music through their irrepressible, irresistible rendition of the Valentine Brothers’ recession-themed classic Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
2 March
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Sol3 Mio – On Another Note Tour
Following the news that their highly anticipated second album “On Another Note” will be released on October 9, Sol3 Mio are proud to announce a huge national tour of the same name for 2016.
19 March
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Dawn French – Thirty Million Minutes
The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady, has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 Million Minutes.
21 March - 22 March
Opera House