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Raggamuffin Announces Pre-Parties with Sammy Johnson

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:34 am | SWPR

Fresh off the back of a US tour with Common Kings, Sammy Johnson is set to kick off the Raggamuffin party early with a series of intimate shows across the country. Official Raggamuffin pre-parties will take place in Christchurch, Levin, Porirua ... More >>

Full-flavoured works in bite-sized time slots

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:16 pm | SWPR

Short+Sweet Song 2014 swings into the city this month with nine bite-sized musicals performed each night. More >>

The Eggner Trio Returns

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:04 pm | SWPR

Vienna’s acclaimed family ensemble, The Eggner Trio, returns to New Zealand in September for a 10-centre tour, bringing with them Berlin Philharmonic principal viola player Amihai Grosz. More >>

Topp Twins Celebrate Country Music Greats on National Tour

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:08 pm | SWPR

Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp are back on the road and heading to Wellington in November with a new show paying homage to country music greats and celebrating contemporary Kiwi music, with the Topps' inimitable style ... More >>

The Diceman Cometh Down Under Tour

Monday, 11 August 2014, 10:26 am | SWPR

Controversial and outrageous – American comic Andrew Dice Clay heads to New Zealand for the first time ever, performing one show only in Auckland. More >>

Direct from London’s West End: PEPPA PIG LIVE!

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:38 am | SWPR

The stage version of the hugely popular pre-school television show Peppa Pig is on its way to New Zealand! More >>

Raggamuffin Announces First Line-up And Move to Auckland

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 1:04 pm | SWPR

British reggae royalty UB40 and American hip-hop legend Ice Cube will headline New Zealand’s premiere reggae festival Raggamuffin which will take place in Auckland on Saturday 13 December. More >>

National Chamber Music Contest Finalists Announced

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 9:24 am | SWPR

Chamber music ensembles from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Whangarei make up the 12 semi-finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest National Finals for 2014. More >>

Haka, Didgeridoo & Bagpipes to hit Glasgow Festival 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014, 9:35 am | SWPR

Haka and taonga pūoro will meet didgeridoo and bagpipes in a unique fusion of indigenous pride that will be showcased at Glasgow’s Festival 2014 in July, during the XX Commonwealth Games. More >>

Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal to Reopen in November

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 10:55 pm | SWPR

Christchurch’s iconic Isaac Theatre Royal will reopen for performances in November this year More >>

Young Wellington Musicians Tune Up for Chamber Music Contest

Friday, 30 May 2014, 9:42 am | SWPR

More than 100 young Wellington musicians are tuning up to compete in the annual New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. More >>

James Crompton Joins Menagerie for Birds of Paradise

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:52 am | SWPR

Actor And Musician James Crompton Joins Menagerie for Birds of Paradise A Cabaret Bird-Lesque Comedy to Tickle Your Fancy More >>

Touch Compass’ to debut at Wellington’s Performance Arcade

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 1:00 pm | SWPR

Vulnerability, sexuality and disability take centre stage in Touch Compass Dance Company’s new work Pharmakos (scapegoat) which has its premiere at Wellington’s Performance Arcade from next week. More >>

Last Chance for Early Bird Tickets To Raggamuffin

Monday, 16 December 2013, 7:12 pm | SWPR

Christmas Day is fast approaching and with it comes the end of the early bird ticket prices for Raggamuffin 2014. More >>

Shared Stories of Earthquakes: New Zealand/China Dance Work

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4:26 pm | SWPR

Shared experiences of devastating earthquakes in China and Christchurch are at the heart of the dance piece Fault Lines which has its New Zealand premiere at Christchurch Arts Festival this week. Fault Lines is at the Aurora Centre for three nights only ... More >>

Majestic Story of Love, Redemption and Whanau on Stage

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 3:16 pm | SWPR

Tu – a majestic story of love, redemption, whanau and brotherhood, comes to the Auckland stage in July. Tawata Productions presents the stage adaptation of Patricia Grace’s award-winning novel Tu at Q Theatre from 20-27 July as part of the Matariki ... More >>

Einstein’s Universe Celebrates His Two Loves

Monday, 24 June 2013, 11:40 am | SWPR

Albert Einstein was not only the greatest physicist of the 20th century, he was also a keen and talented musician and carried his violin ‘Lina’ with him everywhere he went. More >>

SWPR Event Listings - May, June and July 2013

Monday, 27 May 2013, 2:18 pm | SWPR

Strike Percussion has its Auckland debut performance, the Michael Hill International Violin Competition gets underway and choose from three creative shows for the July school holidays! More >>

Hairy Maclary and Friends: July School Holiday Attraction

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 10:54 am | SWPR

Following sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Sydney Opera House, the stage show of Lynley Dodd's Hairy Maclary and Friends will be springing off the page in the July school holidays in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, ... More >>

Sydney Bridge Upside Down Heads for Stage Premiere

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 1:44 pm | SWPR

One of New Zealand’s best kept literary secrets comes to life on the stage this year with Taki Rua Productions’ adaptation of David Ballantyne’s novel Sydney Bridge Upside Down. Part sinister love-story, part darkly comic coming-of-age fable, ... More >>



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