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.  

Ordinary Days
Saturday 24 February
Set in New York City, this Musical follows four characters Claire, Jason, Deb and Warren exploring how their ordinary lives connect in the most amazing ways. Through a series of funny and fortuitous events, this ...
Venue:
Centennial Drive Auditorium, Palmerston North
PNDA Restricted Solos for Tap and Musical Theatre
Saturday 24 February
Restricted solos for Tap and Musical Theatre. Open groups and Impromptus. PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations in Tap and Group/Troupe.
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
The Love List
Saturday 24 February - Sunday 25 March
"Outrageously funny." - Rossmore News Unlucky-in-love Bill (Aaron Ward, 'Shortland Street') and best mate Leon (Millen Baird, '800 Words') makes a list of the top ten qualities he looks for in a soulmate. When the ...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Manawatu Community Choir
Monday 26 February - Monday 19 March
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 ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
DanceXercise For Fun!
Tuesday 27 February - Thursday 1 March
This is a new innovative community dance class for adults with a well-being focus. It is led by tutor/choreographer Tania Kopytko and runs on Tuesday and Thursday. The class uses many dance styles to have fun, get...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Aziza Bellydance Lite With Judy
Wednesday 28 February
Learn the art of bellydance from one of Aziza's elite dancers Judy! New techniques, new combinations, new drills, new choreography to start your New Year right! Contact us at 02102268989 or andreahopkinz@gmail.com to ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
Manawatu Summer Shakespeare - The Comedy of Errors
Thursday 1 March - Saturday 10 March
"What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?" Be entertained by a cast of local and national talent as we introduce you to one of Shakespeare's earlier plays The Comedy of Errors. The Comedy of Errors tells the ...
Venue:
Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North
Samba Drumming Band Practice With Samba Ao Vento
Thursday 1 March - Thursday 15 March
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
Parbaked LOL's
Friday 2 March
Palmerston North's hottest rookie comedy show is back featuring a freshly baked batch of new performers, with a few of your old favourite treats on top! Hosted by Dylan Stewart, the inaugural winner of the Comedy ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
Trio Bella
Sunday 4 March
Diana Neild, Nathan Pinkney, Joanna Dann & Chris Dann. Entry by donation (recommended $5.00+). Presented by: Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Ben Hurley Show
Friday 9 March
School Fundraiser - For Robotics Team. Stand-up Comedy Show with 7 days star Ben Hurley, support acts Vaughan King. Local pub poets Chris Gallavin & Jono Corfe. Doors open 6pm. (Alcohol - cash bar). Tickets ...
Venue:
Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Marriage of Figaro
Sunday 11 March
From the creative team behind the "witty and delightful" Cosi fan tutte - a sell-out show at the Globe in 2016... One of the most beloved operas of all time, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is set over the course of ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
CMNZ Presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Wednesday 14 March
Exploding genre boundaries, Anderson and Roe are as much at home with Mozart as they are with Daft Punk. Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (Southampton ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Anything Goes
Thursday 15 March - Saturday 24 March
Cole Porter's magic is brought to the Manawatu by some of the best young adult performers in the region. The PNBHS/PNGHS Senior Production Company has a well-established national reputation for delivering high ...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show
Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March
All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!
Venue:
Railway Reserve, Palmerston North
Spooky Men's Chorale
Tuesday 20 March
"It is not possible to state when the existence of the Spooky Men first came to light. Early settlers in the Blue Mountains reported attacks on livestock and evidence of scats and the occasional pawprint. It is only ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series Presents
Sunday 25 March
Vlieg and Donaldson: Ingrid Vlieg (clarinet) and Guy Donaldson (piano). Entry: Donation at the door (recommend $5 plus).
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
The Piano: The Ballet
Wednesday 28 March
Inspired by the film The Piano with permission kindly granted by Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions. 25 years ago, cinema goers around the world were captivated by an extraordinary tale of desire, ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
The Plaza Fashion In the Field
Saturday 31 March
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 Racing Centre , Palmerston North
Palmy Raw Comedy Quest
Friday 6 April - Saturday 14 April
Witness the rising stars in stand-up comedy before they hit the big time in the inaugural Palmy Raw Comedy Quest! With 3 heats, the top 10 make it to the final, with the winner and the runner up advancing to the ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North