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.  

Aziza Bellydance Lite
Wednesday 18 October - Wednesday 1 November
Be a part of the growing Aziza sisterhood! We are offering our last Lite cycle for the year! This is an open class, suitable for ladies of any shape, age or dance experience. If you've never tried belly dancing ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
The Royal Rumble - Open Mic Comedy Night
Thursday 19 October - Thursday 14 December
Welcome to The Royal Rumble. Palmerston North's premiere (and only) comedy open mic night. Whether you're looking for a night out watching live comedy or are interested in getting your own time in the spotlight, the ...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North
Samba Drumming Band Practice With Samba Ao Vento
Thursday 19 October - Thursday 28 December
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
Prop till you drop - Stand up comedy.
Friday 20 October
Do you like Comedy? What about stuff do you like stuff? Well then Prop till you drop is for you! It combines the best of Stand up comedy and stuff. Confused? understandable. Prop till you drop is a stand up comedy show ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
National Young Performer Awards 2017
Friday 20 October - Sunday 22 October
2017 is the 41st year of the National Young Performer Awards. The competition starts with the exciting Troupe/Group section. Dancers from all over New Zealand will battle it out in front of our panel of International ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Experience the Magic of The Male Voice
Saturday 21 October
The Choir will combine with the Camerata Singers and soprano Shanya Tweed to present a magical evening of singing from their repertoires. Children and students free. Door sales available - eftpos preferred.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Baptist Church, Palmerston North
Experience the Magic of The Male Voice
Sunday 22 October
The Choir will combine with the Camerata Singers and soprano Shanya Tweed to bring you a magical evening of song of many styles from their repertoires. Children and students free. Door sales available - eftpos ...
Venue:
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Feilding, Feilding and District
Manawatu Community Choir
Monday 23 October
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
Combined Youth Orchestra Festival
Monday 23 October
Come and hear combined performances by the Manawatu Youth Orchestra, Kapiti Youth Orchestra, Hawke's Bay Orchestral and Wellington Youth Sinfonietta as part of their Combined Youth Orchestra Festival. The event is ...
Venue:
Salvation Army Citadel, Palmerston North
Bollywood Dance Sessions
Monday 23 October - Monday 18 December
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
Magicians - On Stage
Wednesday 25 October
Come one, come all, and experience ‘magic’ like you’ve never seen it before. In this theatrical twist to a magic show, you’ll meet the quirky, the skilled and the strange as you’re transported to the world of ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Skin Theatre: The Experiment
Thursday 26 October - Saturday 4 November
A class of students have just finished reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. When prompted by their teacher for their reactions, many are left sad and confused: why would they kill themselves and why should we ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
The Comedy Hub: Live at Stockyard
Friday 27 October
Feilding! We're bringing you live stand-up comedy, featuring some of Manawatu's emerging comedic talent! After a hugely successful first show back in July, The Comedy Hub returns to Stockyard at Denbigh, this time ...
Venue:
Denbigh Hotel, Feilding, Feilding and District
Learn Kathak - The Most Admirable Indian Classical Dance For
Friday 27 October - Saturday 25 November
Any kind of classical dance form connects you to the root of music and culture. At Shree Dance Academy, you can learn the most popular Indian classical dance form - Kathak which means story telling. You get mastered on ...
Venue:
Rangiora Community Hall, Palmerston North
Venue:
Kimbolton Hotel, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
Hannah Fang - Violinist In Concert
Sunday 29 October
On Sunday October 29 at 2:30pm the next in the Globe Sunday Matinee series will feature Hannah (Heng) Fang, a Chinese concert violinist now resident in Palmerston North. Hannah demonstrated her prodigious skill and ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Dean Mckerras School of Dance Presents Dance Mode Is: On!
Friday 3 November - Saturday 4 November
Dance Mode Is: On! The title says it all - come celebrate all that Deam McKerras School of Dance is world famous in Palmerston North for. Great entertainment for the whole family!
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Ropable
Saturday 4 November - Saturday 16 December
Murder is knot funny! Constance and Prudence are ladies of leisure who have come to the Hitchcock-themed Macguffin Hotel for a weekend wedding. But what’s meant to be a romantic and joyous occasion, quickly descends...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Choral Proms
Sunday 5 November
The Renaissance Singers under Guy Donaldson with noted baritone Roger Wilson, up-and-coming soprano, Shayna Tweed, supported by keyboardists Jonathan Berkahn and Christine Archer-Lockwood present a proms afternoon with ...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Murder at Checkmate Manor
Friday 10 November - Saturday 25 November
The Farndale Ave Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society – Murder Mystery’ by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr ‘A hilarious play where everything that can go wrong ... probably will' A ...
Venue:
Feilding Little Theatre Players, Feilding, Feilding and District