Nelson arts Festival logo

Theatre

BOOK NOW
Cancelled

PĪPĪ PAOPAO | Rutene Spooner

AT YOUR KŌHANGA REO OR KINDY
Tue 26 & Wed 27 Oct

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

The tūi chatters, the kākā cackles, and the kererū coos: each bird has its distinctive sounds from the moment they hatch. Te Taiao (the natural world) shapes their growth, stance, and song, until they are finally set to soar across the sky.

BOOK NOW
Cancelled
KohaInternational

NEWS NEWS NEWS (livestream)

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sat 30 Oct | 6.30pm

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

This is the news, but not as you know it.

News News News is a television news show made by children for adults, presented live from the stage of Tauranga’s Baycourt Theatre to viewers across the globe (and Whakatū).

BOOK NOW
Cancelled
International

WALKING:HOLDING | Rosana Cade

Starting at CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS
Sat 23 Oct - Mon 25 Oct | 11am - 7.15pm (every 15 minutes)

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

What does your town look like from someone else’s perspective? How intimate can you be with someone you’ve just met?

BOOK NOW
Cancelled

OWLS DO CRY | Red Leap Theatre

THEATRE ROYAL
Thurs 28 Oct, Fri 29 Oct | 8pm

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

Theatre meets dance meets song meets the immutable power of Janet Frame’s words in award-winning Red Leap Theatre’s energetic contemporary response to Owls Do Cry.

BOOK NOW
Cancelled

THOROUGHLY MODERN MĀUI | Rutene Spooner

THEATRE ROYAL
Mon 25 Oct, 7.30pm

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

Many moons ago, a different kind of superhero ruled this side of the Pacific: Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga.

BOOK NOW
Cancelled

THE ARTIST | Thom Monckton

THEATRE ROYAL
Tues 26 Oct, Wed 27 Oct | 6.30pm

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

An artist arrives at his paint-splattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration. When it finally comes, things don’t proceed quite as he would wish.

BOOK NOW
Cancelled

THE HAKA PARTY INCIDENT | By Katie Wolfe

THEATRE ROYAL
Fri 22 Oct, Sat 23 Oct | 7pm

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.

The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979. It lasted three minutes.

Sign-up to get the latest festival news

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
crossmenuarrow-right

Important booking information

Due to the uncertainties posed by COVID-19, we’re offering additional flexibility for our ticket holders:
if a show cannot go ahead due to Alert Level changes, we will refund your ticket.