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September 2015
Tu Tangata Wellington Secondary School’s Polyfest
Wellington Secondary Schools Presents - Tu Tangata Polyfest 2015. Monday 7th September, 7pm start at The Opera House.
7 September
Opera House
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
Achilles Wellington Gala Dinner & Charity Auction
Wellingtons culinary heavy hitters are coming together to raise money to get Achilles disabled athletes to the New York Marathon in November.
11 September
Michael Fowler Centre
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 TourCancelled
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
The Air Force in Concert
The Air Force in Concert (formerly the Air Force Proms) is the annual feature concert by the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band.
27 September
Opera House
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
The Paper Kites
Emotionally intense with delicate harmonies and a charming energy: Melbourne indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites have announced dates for their New Zealand tour
9 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
Neil Finn: Solo with Strings
A solo performance by NEIL FINN is a rare experience; one that is certain to leave long lasting, treasured memories.
13 October
Opera House
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
Avalanche City with special guest Benny Tipene
Dave Baxter (Avalanche City) and his touring band will bring the music from recent album - WE ARE FOR THE WILD PLACES - to life on the tour of the same name
17 October
Opera House
BOYZ II MEN
4-Time Grammy Award Winners, BOYZ II MEN finally return for The Hits Tour this October.
18 October
St James Theatre
Magicians: In the Capital
Step outside the ordinary and witness the most amazing magic show Wellington has ever seen.
24 October
Opera House
Pure Magic
Join your host, Zappo the Magician for a fun-filled afternoon of Pure Magic: a family magic show that all ages will enjoy.
24 October
Opera House
Manawatu Tattoo - 1915 “A Reflection”
The minute you enter the theatre you will be transformed back to 1915. The sights, the sounds and the music will enliven you.
25 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
TAME IMPALA
In the wake of this widely chronicled performance, Laneway Presents can confirm that the global triumph will return to New Zealand for two concerts in November following a nationwide Australian tour.
25 November
Shed 6
The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Seven Ukuleles, Fourteen Hands, Twenty Eight Strings, Sixteen Million Minutes, One Billion Seconds, Thirty Years …
28 November
Michael Fowler Centre
December 2015
Brendan Grace: An Audience with His Grace
An Audience with his Grace features Ireland’s best loved comedian, Brendan Grace.
1 December
St James Theatre
An Evening with The Topp Twins
Described as "national treasures" (The New Zealand Listener) with an ability to "play the audience like a Stradivarius" (The Advertiser, Adelaide), the Topp Twins return to the stage.
3 December
St James Theatre
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
January 2016
February 2016
Nick & Megan: Summer of 69 No Apostrophe
Award-winning Comedy power couple Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) are bringing their real-life relationship to the stage!
12 February
Opera House
Shen Yun
Through The Universal Language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales.
16 February - 18 February
St James Theatre