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July 2016
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival
Get ready to enter a world of enchantment featuring the most magical moments from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival.
28 July - 31 July
TSB Bank Arena & Convention Centre
CMNZ: Julian Bliss & NZTrio
British clarinet prodigy Julian Bliss is back in the country, joining forces with our own adventurous NZTrio.
28 July
Michael Fowler Centre
The Kills
It’s been seven years since The Kills last played New Zealand and their highly anticipated return has been rumoured since news broke of their upcoming Australian show dates.
29 July
Shed 6
NZSO: Mozart & Strauss
In a concert of contrasts, hear Maestro Edo de Waart’s interpretations of Mozart and Strauss masterworks.
30 July
Michael Fowler Centre
August 2016
The Internet
Do not miss your chance to see THE INTERNET perform their beautifully crafted and genre-defying funk-tinted R&B soul - these shows will sell fast!
4 August
Shed 6
NZSO: Strauss - Four Last Songs
The rapturous Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss represent a pinnacle in the orchestral song repertoire.
6 August
Michael Fowler Centre
Royal New Zealand Ballet - Giselle
Romantic, mystical and lyrical, Giselle is a timeless production of one of classical ballet’s great stories.
11 August - 14 August
St James Theatre
The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show
Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live in concert and direct from sell out shows across Europe, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right and should not be missed!
12 August
Opera House
Alan Carr - Yap! Yap! Yap!
No stranger to yap Alan Carr will be yapping his way around New Zealand for the very first time with his stand up show ‘Yap, Yap, Yap!’.
13 August
Opera House
Ultimate Bowie
An authentic salute to David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, Showcase Entertainment Group and Pacific Entertainment are pleased to present the UK's No. 1 David Bowie tribute show ULTIMATE BOWIE
16 August
Opera House
Shreya Ghoshal: Live in Concert
Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards, five for Best Female Playback and one for RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
19 August
Michael Fowler Centre
Orchestra Wellington: Mozart 1791
Mozart fills the second of our two programmes dedicated to a single composer. His final year saw the creation of an array of masterpieces
20 August
Michael Fowler Centre
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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