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 Messy Magic Adventure
Tuesday 10 July 2018 - Saturday 21 July 2018
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
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Simon Trpceski Plays Grieg
Wednesday 18 July 2018
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
Club Cabaret
Saturday 11 August 2018 - Saturday 8 September 2018
Welcome to Club Cabaret. The drinks are flowing, the band is rocking, and our performers are ready to entertain you. Slip into your best outfit, grab your best friends, and join us for a spellbinding evening of dazzling ...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Promise and Promiscuity
Wednesday 12 September 2018 - Sunday 23 September 2018
Flushed by four years of success, from Edinburgh to Toronto to Auckland, comes New Zealander Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). Join Miss Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, cousin ...
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Tuesday 23 October 2018 - Saturday 27 October 2018
Centrepoint Theatre's Basement Company invite you to hear the story of Grusha, who sacrifices her happiness and dignity for the sake of an abandoned child she takes as her own. But when the child's biological mother ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
Hudson & Halls Live!
Saturday 10 November 2018 - Friday 21 December 2018
And we’re live! The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has some bad news. Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns, and some very questionable cooking....
Venue:
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
A Christmas Carol
Tuesday 4 December 2018 - Saturday 8 December 2018
Deck the halls, dust off your baubles and get ready to be part of a show that makes everyone laugh like the Dickens: A Christmas Carol. The Miserable Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts with visions of his past, ...
Venue:
The Dark Room, Palmerston North
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Messiah
Sunday 9 December 2018
Handel Messiah No NZSO season is complete without our annual performance of George Frideric Handel's revered Messiah. And as with every performance, there will be something new. For 2018 we have acclaimed English ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North