ArtistVenueDateTimeEntry CostBrief description of GigLink to ticket
Tumehe RongonuiEight Ball Pool & Darts16-07-202020:00FreeCue at 8. Free live music every Thursday!-----NA-----
The Cat in the HatTSB Theatre - TSB Showplace16-07-202010:30Premium $35.00, A Reserve $30.00, B Reserve $25.00, Family (2A+2C) $110.00 -Sevice fees applyTwo bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's phenomenon. The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain.The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother's cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes. Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly!Click here
JT KateneMike's Bistro17-07-202016:30Free-----NA----------NA-----
The Art of Dance: Community ScreeningThe Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre18-07-202014:00FREECommunity Conversation & Cinema Screening 2 PM | Reception 3:30 PM Free | All welcome Booking essential An opportunity for our community, dancers, their whānau and hoa to watch The Art of Dance performances on the big screen! The Art of Dance online project was launched and created during lockdown, with an open call for dance performances inspired by visual art. Dancers have also been invited to film in the gallery spaces - choreographing to current exhibitions. Join us for a screening of The Art of Dance performances in the Len Lye Cinema followed by a reception / afternoon tea to celebrate the dancing talent that contributed to this online community project. This screening is free to attend but booking is essential. Book online via the website link, contact +64 6 759 6060 or email info@govettbrewster.comClick here
Wes JamesEight Ball Pool & Darts20-07-202020:00FreeCUE AT 8! Live Music Every Thursday from 8 - 10pm-----NA-----
Tumehe Rongonui8 Ball23-07-202020:00Free8 ball above the Mayfair are hosting live music every second Thursday. Cue at 8!!!-----NA-----
ROSE MATAFEO & GUY MONTGOMERY4th Wall Theatre23-07-202020:00Tickets $25Rose Matafeo and Guy Montgomery are two comedians and - to a lesser extent - friends. They are embarking on a very small stand up tour to have some laughs and take in the sights and sounds of beautiful Aotearoa. Rose has been on YouTube and Guy has been on the radio! You can’t make these credits up. “A near-perfect comedian” **** The Guardian Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2018 “Intoxicating, enveloping and absurdly entertaining.” - NZ Herald Featured on Comedy Central US R18Click here
Edge of the WoodsMike's Bistro24-07-202016:30Free-----NA----------NA-----
Paul Ubana Jones4th Wall Theatre25-07-202020:00Tickets $30LOCKDOWN IS OVER - and Paul is back An intimate soulful performer, an acoustic guitar sensation, winner of three New Zealand Music Awards Paul Ubana Jones was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father. Paul was playing the guitar by the age of eleven. Four decades as a professional decades and nine albums later he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia Europe and the USA. Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck and Patti… He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron bay Blues festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe. “A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul” “The most exiting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores” Good Morning News, Santa MonicaClick here
CrushButlers Reef25-07-202020:30FreeCrush is a Classic Rock Covers Band, newly formed with amazing local talent in the form of Mike Harris (ex Slam), Dwayne Goodman (ex Slam) and Aaron Kivell (ex Dodgy Jacks) Playing in our front bar after the rugby at 8.30pm.-----NA-----
Tumehe RongonuiEight Ball Pool & Darts30-07-202020:00FreeCue at 8! Free live music every Thursday-----NA-----
Unity WaraMike's Bistro31-07-202016:30Free-----NA----------NA-----
AMALIA HALL WITH STEPHEN DE PLEDGETheatre Royal - TSB Showplace01-08-202019:30A Reserve Adult $52.00 / B Reserve Adult $30.00, A Reserve Concession $44.00 / B Reserve Concession $26.00, A Reserve Child $20.00 / B Reserve Child $15.00, A Reserve Group of 6 $260.00 / B Reserve Group of 6 $150.00 - Service Fees ApplySaint-Saëns jokingly told his publisher that his Violin Sonata should be called “the hippogriffsonata”, insinuating that only a mythical creature could play the violin part. Written in the year between his widely-known masterpiece Carnival of the Animals and his “Organ” Symphony, Saint-Saëns treats the listener to an abundance of glistening colours that are distinctly French. Echoes of Beethoven’s violin works surface occasionally in the Saint-Saëns Sonata, so it is fitting that the former’s “Spring” Sonata opens this concert – a piece with its own celebrity-status, even featuring in the stage show Fame and being a staple of violin exams across the world. Beethoven’s 5th sonata is a true conversation between instruments and will envelop you with its remarkably hushed serenity. The entire programme, which includes Mozart, Gershwin and Gao Ping, evokes an unabashed sense of joy and playfulness. And with the hugely talented duo that is Amalia Hall and Stephen De Pledge bringing it to life, you’ll be in for an evening of soaring, expansive and heroic music, and thrilling virtuosity. Presented in partnership with Michael Hill International Violin CompetitionClick here
Renee MillnerShining Peak Brewing02-08-202016:00FreeRenee Millner is returning to perform in Taranaki at the Shining Peak Brewery on the 2nd August, alongside experienced local musicians Matthew Mahood (bass) and Jarrod Hooper (drums/percussion). Renee's smouldering, edgy vocals accompanied by sweet indelible guitar melodies will take you on a heartfelt journey into the world of human vulnerability. Renee’s songs have the beauty and deep emotional entanglement of the singer-songwriter genre, but to tie her down to that limited space would miss the pervasively expansive threads from which she weaves her wonderful music. - Graeme Woller-----NA-----
JT KateneEight Ball Pool & Darts06-08-202020:00FreeCUE AT 8! Live Music Every Thursday from 8 - 10pm-----NA-----
Gerard KnightMike's Brewery Bistro07-08-202016:30FreeFree Live Music every Friday!-----NA-----
THE DAYLIGHT ATHIEST - Starring Michael Hurst4th Wall Theatre11-08-202008:00$30 Adults $25 Seniors $15 StudentsTWO SHOWS - 11th & 12th August Political commentator and cartoonist Tom Scott has traded the political for the personal as he delves into his past and this brutally honest, fiercely funny and moving portrait of his father. An instant hit when it premiered in 2002, The Daylight Atheist, stars Michael Hurst in a not-to-be-missed repertoire experience. Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand. Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive and fiercely funny play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.Click here
Karen ClarkeMike's Brewery Bistro14-08-202016:30FreeFree Live Music every Friday!-----NA-----
Tumehe RongonuiMike's Bistro21-08-202016:30FreeFree Live Music every Friday!-----NA-----
LATINO FIESTA - Mireya I. Ramos & Mauricio Olivera4th Wall Theatre22-08-202020:00Tickets $30Riding out the global pandemic in lovely New Plymouth NZ, Mireya I. Ramos is a violinist and vocalist who embodies a wide variety of musical influences, from mariachi and salsa to merengue and hip-hop and she always creates a unique sound and refreshing musical blend. While classically trained in the Suzuki method, and having had orchestral experience at University, her passion is strongest for folklore and other alternative genres. A natural at improvisation, possessing unique violin and vocal textures, she is one of the top requested Latin artists in New York City. Currently, while not busy touring the world, including WOMAD NZ 2020 right here in New Plymouth with her Latin Grammy Winning group Flor De Toloache, Mireya is recording her first solo album with Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara and Gabi Moreno among other special guests Mauricio Olivera is a Chilean-born, New Plymouth-based Psychiatrist, writer and amateur musician. He has performed in small stages in Chile, Madrid, the Basque Country and New Plymouth and his musical repertoire includes classical, blues, rock, bossa-nova and Latin American folkClick here
DevilskinTheatre Royal - TSB Showplace22-08-202019:30GA $58.40 or VIP $114.70 - Service fees applyDevilskin are excited to announce a New Zealand wide tour to support their chart-topping new album RED! With the lifting of crowd and venue restrictions, and due to massive demand, Devilskin will hit the road this August. The response to the album has been incredible right around the globe, with rave album reviews and fast additions to radio airplay at home and across the UK, Europe and US, Devilskin are amped to do what they do best - play live. With European tour dates on hold, the band are keen to treat their homeland to the live debut of RED. Announcing a string of NZ and Australian dates, Devilskin promise a blistering new live show to promote this monster of an album. Devilskin will be joined by special guests Shepherds Reign. These rising stars from South Auckland have amassed international acclaim with their latest single Le Manu.Click here
JT KateneEight Ball Pool & Darts27-08-202020:00FreeCUE AT 8! Live Music Every Thursday from 8 - 10pm-----NA-----
JT KateneMike's Brewery Bistro28-08-202016:30FreeFree Live Music every Friday!-----NA-----
BlindspottButlers Reef12-09-202019:00Online at Eventfinda (see link below) or at Butlers $62.00Blindspott proudly announce the rescheduled BLINDSPOTT The Tour - With 4 new shows! Just a week into the much anticipated 2020 Blindspott tour it was stopped short as NZ went into lockdown. Now they’re back with a vengeance and frothing to get out there for their loyal fans, who've been nothing short of amazing! To make the tour even more epic and to reach even more fans, they’ve added 4 more shows, Taupo, Palmy, Nelson and Timaru to the run! Recent winners of 2020 The Rock FM’s Rock Wars, Blindspott will be performing their Iconic, debut multi-platinum album 'Blindspott' in its entirety! Last year they sent New Zealanders into a frenzy when The Rock announced that the multi-platinum selling band was getting back together, with a long-awaited reunion tour of sold-out shows across the country. The boys will be revisiting the album that touched so many kiwi's lives and instantly made it a classic! Presented by The Rock, this massive tour spans from North to South, kicking off again in Taupo on August 28th and ending with a bang in Invercargill on September 26th. Their first two albums - 2003’s self-titled BLINDSPOTT and 2006’s END THE SILENCE topped the charts and established the band as one of the most respected and revered rock bands in Kiwi music history. Their hits, such as ‘Nil By Mouth’, ‘Room To Breathe’, ‘Phlex’ are still blasted on rock radio to this day, with last year’s The Rock 1500 boasting no less than 9 songs from Blindspott. Damian Alexander (vocals), Marcus Powell (guitar, backing vocals), and Shelton Woolright (drums) are taking to the road once again. Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to witness one of our greatest rock bands performing live, one of NZ’s greatest rock albums!Click here
FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL PARODYTSB Theatre - TSB Showplace26-09-202019:30Premium $110.00, A Reserve $89.90, B Reserve $79.90, Groups of 10+ $79.90, Child $69.90 - Service fees applySo, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The Musical Parody will be there for you in 2020 as it tours New Zealand for the first time. I mean, isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck fantastic? Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Like the original television series, Friends! The Musical Parody follows the lives of six wacky 20-somethings and goes back in time to celebrate and poke fun at some of their most iconic moments as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.Click here
DORIC STRING QUARTETTheatre Royal - TSB Showplace09-10-202019:30A Reserve Adult $52.00 / B Reserve Adult $30.00, A Reserve Concession $44.00 / B Reserve Concession $26.00, A Reserve Child $20.00 / B Reserve Child $15.00, A Reserve Group of 6 $260.00 / B Reserve Group of 6 $150.00 - Service fees applyIf the bar for quartet excellence was already set stratospherically high, the UK’s Doric String Quartet has surely launched it into orbit. Founded in 1998, the Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion. Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets”, whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say” the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America. Spoil yourself with this vibrant world-class string quartet. PROGRAMME MOZART | String Quartet No 23 in F major, K590 BRITTEN | String Quartet No 3 in G major, Op 94 MENDELSSOHN | String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44, No 1 THE MUSICIANS Alex Redington Violin Ying Xue Violin Hélène Clément Viola John Myerscough Cello DURATION 100 minutes including an interval PRE-CONCERT EVENT A pre-concert talk will take place in the foyer 45 minutes prior to performance GENRE Early Romantic, Classical, 20th CenturyClick here
THE BOSS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE SHOWTheatre Royal - TSB Showplace31-10-202019:30A Reserve Adult $69.00, B Reserve Adult $59.00 - Service fees applyTHE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3 hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS more than twenty of The Boss's greatest hits.Click here
THE NUTCRACKER & DON QUIXOTETSB Theatre - TSB Showplace03-11-202019:30Premium Adult $99.00, Child $65.00, Family $290.00, Senior or Student $89.00. A Reserve Adult $89.00, Child $55.00, Family $260, Senior or Student $79.00. Group discounts also available for bookings of 10+ - Service fees applyFollowing their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote. ACT 1 - The Nutcracker, famous for Tchaikovsky's musical genius, features one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. Set at Christmas time, a young girl dreams of her Nutcracker prince and their adventures together. ACT 2 - Don Quixote, a retired gentleman and his faithful squire Sancho Panza travel the roads of Spain searching for glory and grand adventure. Don Quixote gives up food, shelter and comfort for the love of a peasant woman Dulcinea del Toboso. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. “Bold, Brave Russians” "In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers." - The West AustralianClick here
TINA - SIMPLY THE BESTTSB Theatre - TSB Showplace07-11-202020:00Adult A Reserve $69.00, Child A Reserve $30.00, Groups of 6+ (A Res) $64.00 - Service fees applyGet the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out! Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina one of the 20th century’s biggest names in music - Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, What You Get is What You See, Private Dancer and many more.Click here
TE MOANA GLOW SHOWTheatre Royal - TSB Showplace19-11-202010:00Tickets $12.50 - Service fees applyTE MOANA GLOW SHOW is literally legendary! A giant scale puppet show for tamariki (2-9 years), educators and whanau with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Mãori myth and legend! Rich in Te Reo Mãori it’s an upbeat show that edu-tains and engages the audience over 45 minutes with patai (Q&A) afterwards. Over the past 3 years THE GLOW SHOW COMPANY has edu-tained 36,000 children from the Far North to Westport and in 2020 we are back with an all new glow show touring from Kerikeri to Invercargill! TE MOANA GLOW SHOW 2020 relates Te moana nui a kiwa - Big Pacific Ocean - to our kai moana and whakatauki at Matariki, with a strong theme of togetherness and perseverance. He waka eke noa. We are all in this together!Click here
HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - THE SILENCERTSB Theatre - TSB Showplace20-11-202019:30Adult $42.00, Student $38.00, Groups of 6+ $38.00 - Service fees applyAs seen on 7 Days! Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The Silencer. Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; they can all form a queue and suck the wrinkles out of Chopper's walnut wallet because he has stopped giving a f*** and is done with suffering fools. Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong. In amongst all this noise and hysteria and angst, and snowflakes and trolls, who will give us a bit of bloody shush? Chopper is here to machete our way through the jungle of bullshit. Recommended for mature audiences aged 15+ years. Some strong language.Click here
THE ABBA SHOWTSB Theatre - TSB Showplace28-11-202020:00Adult $69.00 EARLY BIRD $59.00, Child (12 and under) $30.00 - Service fees applyDirect from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!Click here