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August 2016
Menopause The Musical
Ladies – and brave men keen to avoid domestic meltdowns by not attending – MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is set to pour more blood, sweat (think buckets) and tears...
25 August
Opera House
Artsplash 2016
Artsplash is a young people’s arts festival that brings together primary and intermediate schools throughout Wellington to celebrate dance, music, drama, visual art and wearable art.
29 August - 2 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Shaolin Warriors
Featuring 22 Kung Fu Masters, this breath-taking fully choreographed show vividly illustrates the agility and miraculous physical endurance these warriors achieve through rigorous martial arts training and focused Buddhist meditation.
31 August - 4 September
St James Theatre
Engelbert Humperdinck - The King of Romance
‘King of Romance’, music legend Engelbert Humperdinck returns to New Zealand in August and September performing live with his nine-piece band.
31 August
Opera House
September 2016
Artsplash 2016
Artsplash is a young people’s arts festival that brings together primary and intermediate schools throughout Wellington to celebrate dance, music, drama, visual art and wearable art.
29 August - 2 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Shaolin Warriors
Featuring 22 Kung Fu Masters, this breath-taking fully choreographed show vividly illustrates the agility and miraculous physical endurance these warriors achieve through rigorous martial arts training and focused Buddhist meditation.
31 August - 4 September
St James Theatre
Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns
First Floor Gallery - Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns
1 September - 14 September
St James Theatre
The Merry Widow
Shake off the Winter blues with this sparkling English-language production of Lehár’s celebrated romantic comic opera, featuring a cast of 40 singers and dancers, fully staged with 27 piece orchestra.
2 September - 3 September
Opera House
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Bringing their vintage twist to modern pop songas back to NZ Fans! You don't want to miss Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox...
2 September
Shed 6
NZSO: Swing into Spring
Visiting 12 centres throughout New Zealand from Kerikeri to Invercargill, Swing into Spring is our most extensive tour of the season.
3 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Following a sell-out year in London’s West End and three successful UK tours, the charmingly incompetent English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are packing their bags for a trip to Wellington.
8 September - 11 September
St James Theatre
Orchestra Wellington: To the Memory of an Angel
Our Fourth Subscription Series concert tells a real story. We hear three final works by composers closely associated with Vienna – Mahler, Schubert and Berg.
10 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Oh What A Night – The Jersey Boys Hits
Direct from the showrooms of Las Vegas you’ll hear the authentic, sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. Get in early for this fabulous hit show. Limited amount of tickets on pre-sale now!
13 September
St James Theatre
Sister Act
This Broadway stage version of the movie which starred Whoopi Goldberg will be presented by Wellington Musical Theatre. Feel good entertainment at its very best – don’t miss this one.
14 September - 24 September
Opera House
QUINTESSENCE: NZSQ & James Dunham
The New Zealand String Quartet is joined by Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham for this special experience
17 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Tawa Goes To Town 2016
This vibrant multi-media show will feature 700 singers and dancers from Tawa’s six primary schools, Tawa Intermediate, Tawa College and the Tawa Community.
20 September
Michael Fowler Centre
NZ Opera: Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd is without doubt one of the most powerful, dramatic and theatrical horror tales...
30 September - 5 October
St James Theatre
October 2016
NZ Opera: Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd is without doubt one of the most powerful, dramatic and theatrical horror tales...
30 September - 5 October
St James Theatre
Beyond the Barricade
For one night only in each city, the UK’s favourite musical theatre concert - Beyond the Barricade -makes its debut in New Zealand on a 21-city tour.
1 October
Opera House
The Gruffalo
After sell-out seasons throughout the world, including the West End and Broadway,The Gruffalo returns in 2016!
6 October - 8 October
Opera House
The Dire Straits Experience
Featuring a spectacular light show and state of the art sound, this promises to be the most ambitious and best DIRE STRAITS EXPERIENCE show yet.
7 October
St James Theatre
Hi-5 House Hits
These will be the biggest Hi-5 concerts yet and not only that, they will feature all of Hi-5's most favourite, best loved songs for you to sing and dance to.
8 October
St James Theatre
NZSO: Bold Worlds - New Frontiers
We celebrate Steve Reich’s 80th birthday with his minimalist Three Movements. A world of delicate rhythmic and harmonic variations
8 October
Michael Fowler Centre
CMNZ: Rattles & Rhythm
Have you ever wanted to attend one of our concerts, but weren’t sure what to do with the kids? Bring them with you and share the experience!
13 October
Michael Fowler Centre
CMNZ: London Conchord Ensemble
The London Conchord Ensemble is one of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles. They are known for their imaginative programming, which has won them many accolades in their twelve-year history.
13 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Orchestra Wellington: Nutcracker
Pretty much all one needs to know about the art of orchestration can be found in this concert. One of them literally wrote the book on it!
15 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Brian McKnight
R&B sensation and multi-award winning singer-songwriter Brian McKnight will be performing his ultimate classics along with celebrating his new album Better at the Opera House.
15 October
Opera House
The Laughing Samoans – Island Time
Island Time is coming back to Wellington! From one of New Zealand’s most popular and successful live comedy acts, this is a rarity in live comedy. A show the whole family can enjoy.
21 October
Opera House
Bill Bailey – Larks in Transit
It’s twenty years since Bill Bailey first performed on these shores, and he returns to mark this milestone with a new show. His last tour sold out so act quickly!
24 October - 25 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Jim Jefferies
With his May headline shows already completely sold out, it’s clear that Kiwis cannot get enough of Australian comedian Jim Jefferies.
28 October
Michael Fowler Centre
NZSO: Mozart & Elgar
In the last of our Masterworks series, Maestro Edo de Waart continues his season of great works with a programme of Mozart and Elgar.
29 October
Michael Fowler Centre
Beatlemania on Tour
All the Beatles’ biggest and most treasured hits, performed live and in their original key, with unseen attention to detail creating the sincerest Beatles sound around.
29 October
Opera House
November 2016
Ronan Keating
Touring in support of his 10th studio album, aptly entitled Time Of My Life, Keating says: “This is the music I’ve always wanted to make. This is who I am and it feels absolutely right. To go out with all this new material, and playing guitar, will be so exciting. These songs were written for live performance.”
5 November - 6 November
Michael Fowler Centre
James
James in New Zealand for the very first time and with rave reviews from their recent UK tour, this concert is not to be missed!
10 November
Opera House
TLC
Earlier this year, TLC announced a new album for 2016, their first in over a decade. This November, one of the most respected and influential female hip hop & R&B acts comes to the Michael Fowler Centre.
10 November
Michael Fowler Centre
Stan Walker New Takeover Tour
Stan Walker performs live with ex-dancers from Paris Goebal's dance company The Royal Family. Special guest Fatai from Australia's The Voice.
This show will rock your world!
11 November
Opera House
Shapeshifter
Shapeshifter return to Wellington this November with support from Sachi and Sunshine Soundsystem.
11 November
Shed 6
Go Green Expo 2016
Everything you need for better living.
Discover exciting new choices at NZ’s largest organic and sustainable living show.
12 November - 13 November
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Celtic Illusion: Witness the Magic
Celtic Illusion, the Dance and Magical Illusion sensation, is taking the world by storm. Electrifying Irish Dance fused with mind blowing magic and heart-racing music creating a sensory experience like no other.
16 November
St James Theatre
The Nutcracker
Following their sell-out 2015 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand to perform The Nutcracker.
18 November - 19 November
St James Theatre
Royal New Zealand Ballet - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Following its hugely successful world premiere last year, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream back for four Wellington shows only.
25 November - 27 November
St James Theatre
NZSO: A Symphonic Night at the Movies - Vertigo
The shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the most famous moments in film history.
26 November
Michael Fowler Centre
NZSO: A Symphonic Night at the Movies - Psycho
The shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the most famous moments in film history.
26 November
Michael Fowler Centre
December 2016
Grease
Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Grease is touring New Zealand – Just in time for your Christmas Party for 2016!
2 December
Opera House
Orchestra Wellington: Planets
While the theme of our season has focused on final works, we think what we really have explored has been the idea of creativity throughout life and its various stages.
3 December
Michael Fowler Centre
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
After a string of triumphant 2015 dates across North America, BEN HARPER and the Innocent Criminals will embark on a headline tour coming to New Zealand
4 December
Michael Fowler Centre
NZSO: Handel's Messiah
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a performance of Handel’s magnificent Messiah.
10 December
Michael Fowler Centre
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
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
Passenger
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, Wgtn 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
February 2017
March 2017
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
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
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