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December 2016
In this special tenth anniversary concert, top recording artists from around the country bring music to the words of renowned and much-loved New Zealand writer Hone Tuwhare.
9 December
Opera House
NZSO: Handel's Messiah
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a performance of Handel’s magnificent Messiah.
10 December
Michael Fowler Centre
PANGO / BLACK (NZ premiere) Atamira Dance Company
Six male dancers exist within a sacred Whare space engaging with the reverberations of ancient karakia and takutaku chant; embodying the characteristics of our atua Maori.
10 December
Opera House
Sol3 Mio Christmas on the Harbour - Waitangi Park
Sol3 Mio are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the Christmas cheer to Wellington’s Waitangi Park in "Christmas on the Harbour" for the very first time in 2016.
15 December
Little Bang, Big Bang - The Live Science Show
Join Nanogirl (Dr. Michelle Dickinson MNZM) and Boris her trusty lab assistant for science as you have never seen it before.
17 December
St James Theatre
January 2017
St Petersburg Ballet - Swan Lake
For the first time in 15 years the critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to New Zealand with the world’s most loved ballet Swan Lake.
5 January - 7 January
St James Theatre
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Following their #1 ARIA chart debut for new album ‘Skeleton Tree’, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have announced that they will be touring their biggest and boldest production ever to Australia and New Zealand in January 2017.
17 January
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Jim Jefferies
He's the hottest ticket here and around the globe. See Jim live on his full New Zealand national tour in January 2017!
18 January
Michael Fowler Centre
Passenger recently announced his 8th studio album 'Young As The Morning Old As The Sea' and will be at The Opera House, showcasing songs from the new record as well as breathing new life into many Passenger classics.
18 January
Opera House
Fly My Pretties: String Theory - Anderson Park, Wellington Botanic Gardens
After 12 years of incredible collaborative performances, Kiwi icons Fly My Pretties are hitting the road this summer, with a brand new album, playing in some of New Zealand’s most stunning outdoor venues.
22 January
PJ HarveySold Out
Billions Australia are pleased to announce that PJ Harvey is returning to New Zealand in January with her full 10-piece band. Her show in Wellington follows the release of the critically acclaimed album The Hope Six Demolition Project, which hit #1 in the UK album charts.
25 January
Michael Fowler Centre
February 2017
Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Boy
This unique live theatrical production is a companion piece to the eagerly anticipated first volume of his memoirs - Working Class Boy
11 February
St James Theatre
The Hollies: Highway of Hits Tour 2017
Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Legends, The Hollies are back in Wellington next February on their Highway of Hits Tour. Get tickets early to avoid disappointment!
24 February
Michael Fowler Centre
March 2017
Jim Beam Homegrown 2017 - Wellington Waterfront
Celebrating its 10th year, the Jim Beam Homegrown festival is back on March 4th and ready to fire on all cylinders! This one is guaranteed to sell-out.
4 March
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Fawlty Towers Live
Basil is Back New Zealand! The World Premiere Tour of Fawlty Towers Live on stage is coming to Wellington from 7 March 2017!
7 March - 12 March
St James Theatre
Strassman's iTedE
It's about Chucking time!
Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood.
11 March
Michael Fowler Centre
Twenty One Pilots - Emotional Roadshow
Widely considered among the most electrifying live acts in modern music, Twenty One Pilots have captivated audiences worldwide on sold-out arena runs and at international festivals with their transcendent stage show.
24 March
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep
The great Bonnie Raitt brings her Dig in Deep tour to Wellington in 2017, hot on the heels of an acclaimed, extensive US tour. Bonnie Raitt, long-recognized as one of contemporary music's great live performers presents this not-to-be-missed show.
30 March
St James Theatre
April 2017
The Very Best Of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson, the flute and voice of legendary classic rockers Jethro Tull, will bring the “ Very Best of Jethro Tull” concert tour to New Zealand in April 2017.
20 April
Michael Fowler Centre
The Doobie Brothers with Special Guests
A global enduring favourite of the 1970’s, The Doobie Brothers combine a touch of blues, and plenty of soul and rock ‘n roll to create their nostalgic Californian rock sound.
20 April
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
May 2017
Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique
In this 2 acts performance of Swan Lake the illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ with their ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classical ballet fairytale.
6 May
Opera House
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One of the most enduring shows of all time Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat snow reinvented for a new generation. With a contemporary twist, the show exudes all the colour, wit and energy of this irresistible family musical.
17 May - 21 May
Opera House
June 2017
Queen - It's a Kinda Magic
The show recreates Queen’s iconic 1986 World Tour concert, live on stage and with all the spectacle and grandeur of a real Queen concert, complete with state-of-the-art lighting and effects, superior sound and costuming modelled off the band’s real outfits.
16 June
Opera House
July 2017
Russell Howard: Round The World - Live Tour
After completely selling out his Auckland show of Wonderbox here in 2014, Russell Howard is coming back with a brand new live show, Round the World, and this time bringing it to Wellington.
1 July
Opera House