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.  

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones
Thursday 23 March
Yes, they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix absolutely everything! They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Footloose
Thursday 23 March - Saturday 25 March
Dancing is not a crime! PNBHS and PNGHS are very proud to continue our tradition of high-class musical theatre with this punchy 1980s' icon. Footloose tells the story of teenager Ren McCormack and his mother, ...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Legislate That! An Osh-Approved, Tick-the Box, PC Production
Thursday 23 March - Saturday 25 March
Te Pūanga Whakaari Theatre Productions ("Friday's Flock") partners with Palmerston North Improvisation group, Spontaneous, to take a comical look at the world of legislation and political correctness. Has the world...
Venue:
Bayleys Building, Feilding, Feilding and District
Samba Drumming Band Practice With Samba Ao Vento
Thursday 23 March - Thursday 11 May
Samba ao Vento is a Brazilian drumming band in Palmerston North. Born out of African rhythms, Samba is the music you hear at the Carnival in Rio, and increasingly all over the world. The drumming section - or ...
Venue:
The Stomach, Palmerston North
School Dance
Thursday 23 March - Saturday 29 April
A winning comedy for the loser in us all. “One of the funniest things I've seen on stage in years." - Sydney Morning Herald This is a story of three teenage boys. Matt, Luke and Jonathon. They’re going to a ...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Globe Sunday Matinees - Vocal Concert
Sunday 26 March
The second concert for the year in the popular monthly Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee series features two former Palmerston North singers who are now resident in Wellington and regular performers there. Megan Corby, ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Manawatu Community Choir
Monday 27 March - Monday 10 April
The Manawatu Community Choir is your choir. Open to all. No experience or music reading is required. The Manawatu Community Choir aims to provide all people, whatever their background or ability, with an opportunity ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Bollywood Dance Sessions
Monday 27 March - Monday 15 May
A great opportunity to try something new at Shree Bollywood dance Academy NZ. Take a break from your usual schedule and come join a fun and social way of exercising and learning real "Bollywood moves". The academy ...
Venue:
Rangiora Community Hall, Palmerston North
Fashion In the Field
Saturday 1 April
The excitement of the races, getting dressed up and socialising with friends and family combines to make a fantastic day out. Women all over the world spend time and money on preparing their race day ensemble. Head ...
Venue:
Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North
Budrus Film Screening
Saturday 1 April
Papaioea for Palestine welcomes you to the screening of Budrus. Doors open at 3:30pm with the film commencing at 4pm. Following the film, we plan to have a discussion over tea, coffee and traditional Palestinian ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
NZ Society of Authors - Manawatu Writers' Hub
Monday 3 April
NZ Society of Authors - Manawatu Writers' Hub Monthly Meeting. All writers, would-be writers & friends welcome! A special occasion to attend a formal book launch. Every aspirant author dreams of formally launching ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
St Peters Lunchtime Concert - British Variety
Tuesday 4 April
We invite you to come and enjoy Guy Donaldson on Piano and Ingrid Vlieg on Clarinet presenting a programme entitled: British Variety. Some serious, and some not! Includes works by Percy Granger (Composer of ...
Venue:
St Peter's Anglican Church, Palmerston North
Patch Lambert In Terrordactyl
Saturday 8 April
2016 NZ Comedy Guild Breakthrough Comedian Award winner Patch Lambert is bringing is 2017 Billy T Award nominated show 'Terrordactyl' to Palmerston North! An Upper Hutt native and frequently described as a ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
A Chorus Line
Wednesday 19 April - Sunday 23 April
A Chorus Line in support of Arohanui Hospice. The Broadway smash hit musical A Chorus Line is being performed on the Regent on Broadway stage for the first time and promises to be the musical theatre highlight for ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Biscuits and Bullets
Tuesday 25 April
Baking and a dusty suitcase of memories combine to tell a moving story about one family's loss in World War One. Te Manawa is bringing back an Anzac Day favourite with two very special performances of Anna Bailey's ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Supermarket Sisterhood
Friday 28 April - Saturday 13 May
An NZ Comedy by Devon Williamson Directed by Maxine Dale As if the daily skirmishes with farcical customers and the dim-witted men in their lives wasn't enough, the women who operate the checkouts at the Discount Co ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
CMNZ: Ensemble Paladino
Saturday 29 April
"[Eric Lamb] plays with agility and a buttery tone." The New York Times Each member of Ensemble Paladino is a renowned soloist, but their consummate abilities as chamber musicians have made Ensemble Paladino a group ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Manawatu Tattoo 2017
Sunday 30 April
Manawatu Tattoo is a show for all ages. Suzanne Prentice OBE features alongside 160 local, national and international performers from the Manawatu & Foundation NZ Youth Pipe Bands, Erna Ferry and the Swamp City Big Band,...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Swan Lake
Friday 5 May
Following sell-out performances of Sleeping Beauty, Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' makes a triumphant return to New Zealand. This most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky's spectacular ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Tiki Taane Mahuta
Friday 19 May
After a stunning 2015 debut, the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu season of Tiki Taane Mahuta returns to tour Aotearoa in 2017, featuring live performance from the iconic Tiki Taane. Tiki Taane Mahuta is presented in ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North