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Downstage Theatre to close

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 2:07 pm | Downstage Theatre

The decision comes following the announcement by Creative New Zealand not to fund Downstage in 2014. Downstage Theatre Trust chair, Allan Freeth, said today that the Board had not taken the decision lightly. More >>

Downstage Theatre Announces New Chair

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 10:44 pm | Downstage Theatre

Downstage Theatre Announces New Chair Downstage Theatre Trust is pleased to welcome Dr. Allan Freeth to its Board. Dr. Freeth has been appointed to the Board for a handover period before taking up the role of Chair. More >>

The Weekend Comedy Cocktail

Monday, 17 September 2012, 1:57 pm | Downstage Theatre

The Weekend Comedy Cocktail WORLD-CLASS MUSICAL COMEDY, MADE RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW Vance Fontaine: Command Performance + Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues More >>

From bedroom to Jerusalem

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 6:48 pm | Downstage Theatre

From bedroom to Jerusalem – Intricate Art national tour 8 – 30 June Audiences first viewed The Playground Collective’s The Intricate Art of Actually Caring in playwright Eli Kent’s bedroom. Eli and friend Jack Shadbolt were the two actors ... More >>

Downstage presents The Intricate Art of Actually Caring

Friday, 18 May 2012, 11:29 am | Downstage Theatre

In 2009 The PlayGround Collective with Eli Kent created a play and performed it in his bedroom to 15 people at a time. Downstage director, Hilary Beaton, thought it was one of the impressive pieces of writing she’d seen in a long time. Shee wasn’t ... More >>

Downstage & Out of Bounds present Live at Six

Sunday, 1 April 2012, 6:46 pm | Downstage Theatre

Downstage & Out of Bounds present Live at Six by Dean Hewison & Leon Wadham Truth is Overrated The way Downstage works is simple. It’s about making things better. Our audience gets better experiences by connecting with work made right here, ... More >>

Downstage Cancels Rest of 2011 Season: Questions and Answers

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 12:41 pm | Downstage Theatre

Downstage Theatre Trust’s Board and Director/CEO have decided to postpone or cancel shows from mid-October through to December this year, in order to focus on planning for 2012 and beyond. More >>

Downstage Statement on Creative New Zealand Funding Outcome

Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:19 pm | Downstage Theatre

Downstage Theatre Trust is pleased to have been offered on-going funding by Creative New Zealand (CNZ) as part of CNZ’s Arts Development Investment (Toi Uru Kahikatea) Programme. More >>

Elemental - Water, Air, Fire, Wood & Iron

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 4:47 pm | Downstage Theatre

Fresh from claiming the title of ‘Audience Favourite’ at the prestigious Taiwan International Percussion Convention, Wellington’s own Strike Percussion return to Downstage to complete their third year as a Resident Company at Downstage with ... More >>

The legendary Paul Ubana Jones returns to Downstage

Tuesday, 5 July 2011, 1:50 pm | Downstage Theatre

Blues guitar legend Paul Ubana Jones plays at Downstage this month with a spine-tingling solo concert. More >>

Awhi Tapu by Albert Belz At Downstage

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 3:22 pm | Downstage Theatre

Downstage & Taki Rua Productions present Awhi Tapu by Albert Belz All they have is each other. More >>

Next up at Downstage: C'mon Black! by Roger Hall

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 1:50 pm | Downstage Theatre

In the late nineties Roger Hall channeled his own experience following the All Blacks to the ill-fated ’95 World Cup in South Africa into creating a remarkable one-man show. C’mon Black! toured New Zealand to sell-out crowds and this year, as a new ... More >>

Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants

Monday, 18 April 2011, 2:36 pm | Downstage Theatre

Elephants encountered in central city…pachydermal population explosion…is grey the new black? More >>

Sir Ian at Mates & Lovers

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 1:55 pm | Downstage Theatre

The opening night of Mates & Lovers was attended by a number of special guests, but perhaps none more well-known than Sir Ian Mckellen, in town to film The Hobbit. More >>

SEEyD presents The Spy Who Wouldn’t Die Again

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 10:54 am | Downstage Theatre

Meanwhile, in a quiet Kiwi shed, a backyard inventor makes a breakthrough that could revolutionise the energy industry, inadvertently turning small-town New Zealand into the hottest battlefield in the Cold War. More >>

Mates & Lovers

Monday, 14 February 2011, 4:44 pm | Downstage Theatre

Mates & Lovers is an intimate yet bold celebration of our whakapapa and our hidden history. More >>

Trans-tasman Collaboration Yields Rich Musical Harvest

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, 10:39 am | Downstage Theatre

One of this country’s most eclectic, creative and renowned composers has forged an intriguing musical partnership with an Australian multi-instrumentalist and experimental electronic music pioneer. More >>

Apollo 13 about to blast onto the world stage

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 9:37 am | Downstage Theatre

In the 1960’s the space race was at its peak and the APOLLO Moon Program was the absolute forefront of innovation. Working with a fraction of the technology we take for granted today, they managed to reach out for the Moon. More >>

Apollo 13 – about to blast onto the world stage

Monday, 18 October 2010, 4:18 pm | Downstage Theatre

In 2010, APOLLO is again at the forefront of technology and innovation, exploring new frontiers in the performing arts. HACKMAN have re-created the iconic story of APOLLO 13, designing a full scale replica of NASA’s Mission Control that puts audiences ... More >>

Strike And Warren Maxwell - Impossible Combination

Wednesday, 6 October 2010, 9:27 am | Downstage Theatre

Strike and Warren Maxwell together, many would say an impossible combination. How can you meld Strike’s trademark intricate percussion and Warren’s soulful stylings? Impossible is obviously not in their repertoire as they have cooked up a rich brew ... More >>





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