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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 - 2 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
Women's Lifestyle Expo 2015
The Wellington Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two day event for women of all ages and is now one of Wellington's largest Expo's.
8 August - 9 August
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
The Big Sing National Finale 2015 Gala Concert
Come to New Zealand’s premier secondary school choir competition National Finale, The Big Sing 2015, being held in Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre from 13-15 August.
15 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
2015 FIBA Oceania Championships – Tall Blacks
Don’t miss this once in a life time opportunity to see our Tall Blacks take on our Aussie rivals on home soil in arguably the most important game in the four year Olympic cycle.
18 August
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
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
Storylines Festival 2015
Come and share the excitement of reading NZ books with children, families and the Wellington community at Storylines Wellington Family Day.
23 August
Shed 6
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
Wellington Community Choir–Singing People Together
Join the Wellington Community Choir for a night of world music as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of bringing Singing People Together.
29 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 - 1 September
St James Theatre
Artsplash
Artsplash is a young people’s arts festival that brings together primary and intermediate schools throughout Wellington
31 August
Michael Fowler Centre
September 2015
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 - 1 September
St James Theatre
Cosentino – The Grand Illusionist
Join Cosentino as he performs never before seen death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality.
2 September
St James Theatre
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
Hello Sailor – 40th Anniversary Tour
Band of Brothers will unite for the tour to perform a full set of some of New Zealand's best-loved and best-known songs
12 September
Opera House
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
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
The Glenn Miller Orchestra – Direct from the USA
The unique Glenn Miller ensemble of 26 Musicians, Singers and Dancers brings to the NZ stage a swing musical spectacular like no other
9 October
Michael Fowler Centre
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
BOYZ II MEN
4-Time Grammy Award Winners, BOYZ II MEN finally return for The Hits Tour this October.
18 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
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