Performing Arts

Several performing arts venues and theatres through the region serve up a delightful array of talents and productions. Whether classical theatre, the art of dance or comedic performances are your thing, the Palmerston North and Manawatu performing arts scene is one of many tunes, talents and displays.  

Dancing With Mozart
Saturday 23 June
Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Women In Song Together (WIST)
Saturday 23 June - Saturday 7 July
A fortnightly gathering for women & girls to find their voice. No experience needed. Singing makes you feel good. Singing is healing. Take some time out for yourself to play with your voice in a very safe and ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Vocal Concert
Sunday 24 June
The Globe Theatre monthly Sunday Matinee concerts are now a firmly established part of the Manawatu concert scene and are an affordable option for those who like quality music but may have a limited budget. The ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Jammin' In The Shed
Monday 25 June
Come & make some noise at Shed 23. Three rooms of xylophones, marimba, boom whackers, African drums, tongue drums, native American drums, shakers, ukuleles and more... Come along and hit, shake, tinker, play, bang ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Aziza Bellydance Lite 2018 (T2)
Tuesday 26 June
Be a part of the growing Aziza Bellydance sisterhood! Learn the art of bellydance from one of Aziza's elite dancers Andrea! Techniques, drills, combinations and a short choreography all in just 5 Tuesdays! $50 for ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Strength of A Hero
Wednesday 27 June - Saturday 30 June
St Peter's College biennial production - Strength of a Hero. After hearing the incorrect story from two slightly hopeless tour guides in an Ancient Greek Museum, Five Muses welcome you on a light hearted journey of ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Jekyll & Hyde
Friday 29 June
Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight. Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde. A man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells ‘shark’ at the beach. This bonkers rendition...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
World On Stage
Saturday 30 June
World on Stage 2018 celebrates our cultures through music, dance and song. From Brazil to the Punjab, the Cook Islands to Japan, Ireland to the Philippines and much more - glittering, exciting, stylish, pulsating, we...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018
Tuesday 3 July - Friday 6 July
He Pouwhenua, He Puapua - National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2018! Attracting audiences of over 6,000 throughout the day, and many more via live-stream broadcast. This Bi-ennial event exemplifies ...
Venue:
Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North
Jerome Kavanagh - Sound Journey
Thursday 5 July
Let Grammy-winning taonga pūoro artist Jerome Kavanagh take you and your family on a “sound journey” through the original music of Aotearoa. Experience the mystery and beauty of traditional Māori instruments ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Super Hugh-Man
Friday 6 July - Saturday 7 July
Super Hugh-Man is an award-winning* autobiographical solo cabaret by acclaimed Kiwi entertainer Rutene Spooner, a musical love letter to the great Wolverine and Broadway star, Hugh Jackman. Spooner takes us on his ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Rock of Ages
Saturday 7 July
Back on stage - for one night only. The songs of Journey, Bon Jovi and other artists underscore a tale of big dreams in Hollywood. Soon after hopping off a bus from the Midwest, aspiring singer Sherrie Christian ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Peter Pan
Saturday 7 July - Sunday 29 July
When the Darling children receive a visit from the mischievous Peter Pan, the group are spirited away to a magical world free of grown-up rules. But their exhilarating new life soon turns dangerous when Wendy and her ...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
The Messy Magic Adventure
Tuesday 10 July - Saturday 21 July
Spray and Wipe are two cleaners who have been hired for their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician's house! But when they accidentally let the magic out of its box, everything is turned topsy-turvy… Now, the...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Seussical Jr
Wednesday 11 July - Saturday 21 July
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., A fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Groovylicious Benefit Fashion Show
Thursday 12 July
Groovylicious and Pineapple Studio in partnership with Snails brings you the local event "Groovylicious Benefit Fashion Show. This event will help save Groovylicious and Pineapple Studio stay within its community ...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Simon Trpceski Plays Grieg
Wednesday 18 July
Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96 Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 This concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg
Wednesday 18 July
Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96 Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 This concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
A Comedy Show With Good Comedians In It!
Friday 20 July
A Comedy Show with Good Comedians in It' is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy show featuring some of Palmerston North's hottest humorous talent - and it's back with a bangin' brand new line up. So come along to ...
Venue:
Shhh Speakeasy Bar, Palmerston North
The Palmerston North Pun Battle Championships: CANCELLED
Saturday 21 July - Saturday 15 September
Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpunned, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken. Will our punticipants pun-ble under the pressure?! After a sold-out and truly cringe-worthy shows in Wellington,...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North