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.  

The Goon Show Live!
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July
An evening of vintage BBC comedy radio including the multi-award winning OK Chorale and PNBHS stage Big Band! Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan have been digitally re-conceived. With the aid of a leather...
Venue:
Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North
The Government Inspector
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July
Nikolai Gogol's famous comedy The Government Inspector is an exceptionally hilarious farce. Set in a fictional small town in Russia overseen by a corrupt mayor and his deputy, this 124-year-old play offers a juicy ...
Venue:
Feilding Little Theatre Players, Feilding, Feilding and District
Palmerston North Winter Festival - Lions Male Voice Choir
Friday 30 June
Enjoy the sounds of the official Lions Choir. Palmerston North is one four venues the choir is performing during their three-week tour supporting the Lions Rugby team. The all-male choristers are drawn from all over...
Venue:
Conference & Function Centre, Palmerston North
Ciné-Club: Un Homme Qui Crie
Friday 30 June
Join in for our monthly Ciné Club in FX Theatre, Ground Floor, Square Edge Building! Drinks and nibbles will be available from the bar at 7:30 pm, then, a French Movie will be screened with English subtitles. The ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Showtime
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July
Manawatu Gang Show is on again! Bringing you “Showtime!” Every two years a talented group of over 90 young people stage a variety show including sketches, dance and musical items in a fast-moving revue, based on ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Show Time
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July
Manawatu Gang Show is on again! Bringing you "Showtime!" Every two years a talented group of over 90 young people stage a variety show including sketches, dance and musical items in a fast-moving revue, based on the ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Chris Dann and Friends
Sunday 2 July
Presenting well known classical tunes in a Jazz format. Chris Dann is very well known to Manawatu jazz audiences as a versatile and entertaining pianist who is prepared to cross the boundaries of musical styles. He ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Pae Taiohi Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition 2017
Monday 3 July
In conjunction with the Palmerston North City Council and Te Puni Kōkiri, the Manawatū/Horowhenua Māori Teachers Cluster will be hosting the 2017 Pae Taiohi Regional Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition. Since ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Manawatu Community Choir
Monday 3 July
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 3 July - 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
St Peters Lunchtime Concert - Americana
Tuesday 4 July
Come and join the fun with the ever popular "For Folks sake" performing a programme entitled 'Americana'. Bring your lunch tea & coffee provided. All welcome.
Venue:
St Peter's Anglican Church, Palmerston North
Samba Drumming Band Practice With Samba Ao Vento
Thursday 6 July - Thursday 10 August
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
Enigma
Friday 7 July
Part of the Alexander Sparrow Triple Bill (with 'DJ Trump' and 'de Sade'). Get tickets to more than one show and get concession price! Straight from the U S of A, Enigma is here to make your life worth livin’. This ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
DJ Trump
Friday 7 July - Saturday 8 July
Part of the Alexander Sparrow Triple Bill (with 'Enigma' and 'de Sade'). Buy tickets to more than one show and get concession price! Donald Trump, the man of the hour, has had a hard life: he’s never quite fitted ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
2017 Mid Winter Hafla
Saturday 8 July
An evening of Middle Eastern Dance. Prepare to be transported to another world where you will witness the unique skill and movement that is unmistakably recognised as Bellydance. From fledgelings to professionals, ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
De Sade
Saturday 8 July
Part of the Alexander Sparrow Triple Bill (with 'DJ Trump' and 'Enigma'). Buy tickets to more than one show and get concession price! The Marquis de Sade was a pornographer and philosopher during the French ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
The Palace Dance Studio - Honour the Crown
Sunday 9 July
The Palace Dance Studio presents "Honour the Crown", a dance show with performances by The Royal Family, ReQuest, Royal Family Varsity, Sorority and Bubblegum.
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Nick Rado & Raybon Kan – Stand Up Comedy
Tuesday 11 July - Wednesday 12 July
Comedians Nick Rado (Head Writer and guest panellist, 7 Days) & Raybon Kan (Best Comedian, Metro) visit Palmerston North in July to perform their stand-up shows from this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival. ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
Aziza Bellydance Lite
Wednesday 12 July - Wednesday 26 July
For a limited time only! Aziza Bellydance is finally offering an introductory Bellydance Class! This class is open to anyone with or without any belly dance experience and who would like to incorporate some Aziza ...
Venue:
Shed 23, Palmerston North
The Royal Rumble - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Night
Thursday 13 July
Welcome to The Royal Rumble. Palmerston North's premiere stand-up comedy open mic night. You heard it right! Whether you're looking to see some stand up comedy or finally get your own time in the spotlight, this is ...
Venue:
The Royal, Palmerston North