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May 2015
Moscow ballet La Classique presents: Sleeping Beauty
Moscow ballet La Classique return down-under with their Spectacular masterpiece Sleeping Beauty ballet's most loved fairytale.
30 May
Opera House
SGCNZ National UOSWSF 2015
Far from fustian, students find Shakespeare saucy and scintillating, engaging and ever so current.
30 May - 31 May
St James Theatre
Fault Lines
Fault Lines is an international collaboration between China, Australia, and New Zealand, It is directed by New Zealand Choreographer Sara Brodie and her creative team, performed by dancers from LeShan Culture and Arts Co.
31 May
Opera House
June 2015
Hamlet
If you’ve never been lucky enough to travel to London’s historic Globe Theatre, you are in for a treat next Queen’s Birthday weekend. The great theatre company is coming to you.
1 June - 2 June
Opera House
Saints v Sharks
Your Wellington Saints are ready to defend the title in the 2015 Bartercard NBL Season.
1 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Wellington Jazz Festival
The Wellington Jazz Festival is heating up the cool capital from 3-7 June 2015. Escape to Wellington and get your mid-winter culture fix.
3 June - 7 June
Opera House
New Zealand School of Music - Jazz Jazz Jazz
The New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) staff, students and friends perform alongside special guest artist Dick Oatts (USA).
3 June
Opera House
The Big Sing
Wellington’s annual secondary school choral festival - The Big Sing - presents 37 school choirs from the Greater Wellington Region.
3 June - 4 June
Michael Fowler Centre
Foster & Allen in Concert
Legendary Irish folk music duo Foster & Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 30-year career, the only act in the world to do so.
4 June
St James Theatre
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield
In a New Zealand first, the incredible New Orleans Jazz Orchestra performs for one night only to open the 2015 Wellington Jazz Festival.
4 June
Opera House
Reinier Baas & TMSRJME
Welcome to the Smooth Jazz Apocalypse. Guitarist Rienier Baas is a leading young figure in jazz today...
5 June
Opera House
Ross McHenry Future Ensemble
Expect the unexpected when composer, bass player and producer Ross McHenry hooks up again with his team of musical innovators to explore the future of jazz.
5 June
Opera House
Saints vs Hawks
Your Wellington Saints are ready to defend the title in the 2015 Bartercard NBL Season.
5 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
The Pink Floyd Experience
Nearly 40 years ago Pink Floyd released their 9th studio album. Titled ‘Wish You Were Here”, the album covered themes such as absence...
6 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
The Beatles 50 Years On
Now experience an unforgettable piece of music history and enjoy two additional Beatles’ ‘50th’ milestones, recreated by the world’s premier ‘Beatles’ band, the Fabulous Beatle Boys.
6 June
St James Theatre
Céline Bonacina Trio
Like a cross between a Parisian jazz club session and a hopping WOMAD headliner, get yourself to the Opera House to experience jazz driven by a world music beat.
6 June
Opera House
Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to NZ after their massively successful 2013 tour...
7 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Michael Houstoun & the Rodger Fox Big Band
Experience a musical meeting of minds when classical piano virtuoso Michael Houston gets together with top jazz trombonist Rodger Fox and his Big Band.
7 June
Opera House
Tord Gustavsen Quartet
Take time out with Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen and his Quartet and you’ll be rewarded with a Sunday evening of subtlety, spirituality and complete relaxation.
7 June
Opera House
Wagner Gala - Inkinen Festival
In this dazzling concert series, we feature our treasured music director Pietari Inkinen. Alongside some of the world’s most brilliant soloists...
12 June
Michael Fowler Centre
Karen Gomyo plays Beethoven - Inkinen Festival
Acclaimed violinist Karen Gomyo will now perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in the NZSO’s upcoming Inkinen Festival.
13 June
Michael Fowler Centre
Saints vs Jets
Your Wellington Saints are ready to defend the title in the 2015 Bartercard NBL Season.
13 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
WGC & WC Cultural Extravaganza
The WC and WGC Cultural Extravaganza showcases the Performing Arts talent of the two schools.
17 June
Michael Fowler Centre
Chamber Music presents: TURNOVSKY JUBILEE ENSEMBLE
There is no better way to celebrate the 50th Jubilee of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest than with this fabulous alumni ensemble
18 June
Michael Fowler Centre
NZ Art Show
New Zealand's largest sale of affordable art all original, collectible and accessible.
19 June - 21 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
Orchestra Wellington: Little Russian
The Little Russian sees Tchaikovsky using the folk music of his native land to stunning effect.
20 June
Michael Fowler Centre
Brooke Fraser
The New Zealand singer is now based in Los Angeles but has been touring North America, Australia and Asia in recent months in support of her fourth LP Brutal Romantic.
26 June
Opera House
The Careers Expo
The Careers Expo comprises the widest range of exhibitors of any career focused Expo in New Zealand
28 June - 29 June
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
July 2015
Sleeping Beauty On Ice
he award-winning Imperial Ice Stars make a welcome return to New Zealand with a stunning new interpretation of Sleeping Beauty on Ice, as part of their 10th Anniversary World Tour.
1 July - 5 July
St James Theatre
NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Bringing together the cream of New Zealand’s young classical musicians, this year’s NZSO National Youth Orchestra presents a palette of dreamy musical colours by French masters.
2 July
Michael Fowler Centre
Bic Runga & Tiny Ruins
New Zealand audiences are in for a treat as two of the country’s finest singer-songwriters join forces to dazzle audiences.
4 July
Opera House
Power and Passion
Superstar Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko joins forces with extraordinary Macedonian pianist Simon Trp?eski for a breath-taking display of classical brilliance in the concert hall.
10 July
Michael Fowler Centre
Orchestra Wellington presents: Roald Dahl’s ‘Dirty Beasts’ and Other Stories
Join in with the orchestra to help pull the North Island up from the bottom of the ocean in a performance of Thomas Goss’ “Maui’s Fishhook”.
12 July
Opera House
The Wiggles – Rock & Roll Preschool Tour
Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon have declared the Rock & Roll Preschool is open now and the lesson for today is to have some fun!
14 July
St James Theatre
Ryan Adams
This will be Adams’ first tour of New Zealand since 2012’s acclaimed sold-out Ashes and Fire.
16 July
Opera House
Beyond Belief Mindreading/Hypnomental Comedy Shows
Combining mindreading, magic, comedy and some good old-fashioned showmanship, Joshua Seth will absolutely astonish you.
18 July
Opera House
NZ ComicCon Comedy Show: The Laughter Games
You don't have to be a geek to love this - but you are in for a treat if you are.
18 July
Opera House
Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream
Join your favourite Disney Princesses and their heroic Princes in a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories.
29 July - 2 August
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
August 2015
Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream
Join your favourite Disney Princesses and their heroic Princes in a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories.
29 July - 2 August
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
NZCT CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST
Experience the best of young NZ talent in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest 50th Jubilee Year!
1 August - 2 August
Michael Fowler Centre
Alan Davies
Following the sell out success of his long-awaited return to stand up in 2013, Alan Davies (star of QI and Jonathan Creek) returns to New Zealand...
1 August
Opera House
Orchestra Wellington: Polish
Tchaikovsky’s “Polish” symphony is unique among all of his symphonies in that it is in a major key and has five movements.
8 August
Michael Fowler Centre
The Russian National Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake
The Russian National Ballet Theatre commences a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty
18 August - 19 August
Opera House
The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on Shakespeare’s play and with Mendelssohn’s wonderful incidental music, will have its world premiere in Wellington in August 2015.
20 August - 23 August
St James Theatre
Tommy Emmanuel
One of the World’s finest Guitarists and performers, will return to New Zealand for a series of 4 concerts in August 2015.
21 August
Opera House
Chamber Music presents CLiK the ensemble
Committed to representing New Zealand in the arts, CLiK share a Kiwi musical upbringing, and trace their love of chamber music back to the NZCT Chamber Music Contest
22 August
Michael Fowler Centre
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
The world’s most successful dance show storms into Wellington this August with a spectacular new staging of Michael Flatley’s masterpiece – Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games!
25 August - 30 August
St James Theatre
Cathedral of Sound
Music will soar above and swirl around you when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents a powerhouse masterpiece of the repertoire, Bruckner’s mighty Symphony No. 8.
28 August
Michael Fowler Centre
Dylan Moran - Off The Hook
Dylan Moran, star and creator of TV’s ‘Black Books’ is back in New Zealand with a brand new show, ‘Off the Hook’.
31 August
St James Theatre
September 2015
Orchestra Wellington: Fate
Our fourth concert features Tchaikovsky’s breakthrough work. The Fourth Symphony is Romantic to its core, with clear programatic expressions of fate, melancholy, grandeur and joy.
5 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Isla Grant Farewell Tour
Scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant, returns to New Zealand for her ‘Farewell Concert Tour’
8 September
Opera House
Russian National Ballet Theatre - Sleeping Beauty
Beautiful full length performances of two of the most cherished classical ballets of all time.
11 September
Opera House
Renée Fleming - A Gala Evening
This concert is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear celebrated international diva Renée Fleming perform for the first time with the NZSO.
12 September
Michael Fowler Centre
The Gondoliers
Of all the G&S Comic Operas The Gondoliers has the most appealing of Sullivan’s music, typified by the exuberant extended opening number.
18 September - 19 September
Opera House
From Broadway to La Scala
Renowned for their charisma, stagecraft and musical versatility, bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes joins film, TV and musical theatre star Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Australia's favourite tenor David Hobson...
18 September
Classical Hits
It’s a mouth-watering selection of classical music’s greatest hits when our much-loved NZSO Music Director Emeritus James Judd returns for a special national tour.
19 September
Michael Fowler Centre
Inspired by Bach: Michael Houstoun (piano)
Discover the musical influence of Johann Sebastian Bach in the form of piano transcriptions, homages and a brand new work by Ross Harris.
23 September
Michael Fowler Centre
World of WearableArt
Enter another world, where fashion, art and theatre collide when the World of WearableArt™ Awards Show returns to Wellington.
24 September - 11 October
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
October 2015
World of WearableArt
Enter another world, where fashion, art and theatre collide when the World of WearableArt™ Awards Show returns to Wellington.
24 September - 11 October
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
South Pacific
One of the world's most treasured musicals, SOUTH PACIFIC, will make a 24-venue tour of New Zealand in September and October.
6 October
Opera House
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
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
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
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.
8 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
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
CHRIS CORNELL
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
December 2015
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