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Tom Waits opera for Christchurch

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:56 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Alice by Robert Wilson/Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan/Paul Schmidt After Lewis Carroll Directed by Peter Falkenberg More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch - 'Ubu Through the Looking Glass'

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:45 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

Ubu crashes through the looking glass to discover spectacular sights and surreal sounds inspired by Tom Waits, Cocteau Twins, Arcade Fire, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, Shocking Pinks, Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak and more. And ... More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch presents Ubu in Wonderland

Monday, 5 February 2018, 10:18 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

“In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream - Lingering in the golden gleam - Life, what is it but a dream?” More >>

The Art of the Deal Ubu Night

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 12:22 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Sunday 3 December 2017 Media Release Free Theatre Christchurch presents: The Art of the Deal Ubu Night More >>

Not Hamlet Ubu Night

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:59 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

A special Ubu Night for the 2017 Christchurch Arts Festival at Christchurch’s celebrated home for exciting contemporary performance… More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch Presents 'The Black Rider'

Monday, 7 August 2017, 10:26 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

"This is a great night of theatre. Stunning performances, superb direction, and a fascinating, original and adventurous theatrical work... How lucky we are in Christchurch to have such a depth and variety of theatrical talent and opportunities" More >>

Christchurch’s Free Theatre in the spotlight

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:09 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Christchurch theatre company Free Theatre is to be in the spotlight with a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Shirley Horrocks to première at the New Zealand International Film Festival and two new books penned by company members. More >>

Crossroads Ubu Night

Monday, 22 May 2017, 3:22 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

“Does the crossroads spook your head? It’s all downhill – turn back instead.” Join Ubu and his friends at Crossroads Ubu Night on Friday May 26 at The Gym in the Arts Centre. This is a special Ubu Night as part of The Cavell Leitch New Zealand ... More >>

Faust Ubu Night

Monday, 13 February 2017, 5:21 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Commencing a year of music-theatre explorations, Free Theatre Christchurch presents Faust Ubu Night on February 17 at The Gym in the Arts Centre. Ubu meets the devil in disguise as Delaney Davidson to sell his soul. As he cannot find it he invites ... More >>

Free Theatre presents… THE BLACK RIDER

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:07 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

Trailblazing Christchurch-based theatre company Free Theatre is developing an exciting new production of The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets, as part of a special year of music-theatre projects. More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch presents: Casablanca Ubu Night

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:57 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

We were going to wait until next year to "play it again Sam", but such has been the demand, we just can't wait! With a few added twists and turns - "here's looking at you kid", again! More >>

Free Theatre to extend lease for The Gym in the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:19 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Free Theatre is to have its lease extended at The Gym (formerly the Academy Cinema) in the Arts Centre. The influential Christchurch avant-garde theatre company took up a two-year lease with partners Arts Circus in September 2014. More >>


Thursday, 2 June 2016, 5:03 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

“When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, a monster, a blot upon the earth from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?” More >>

Devil and the Blues Ubu Night

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 3:44 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Come join us at the crossroads and sing the blues. As the sun goes down, and darkness takes a hold. He’s waiting for you here, the fallen prince, the great actor, at the crossroads, serving wine, food and song to ease the pain. Come on Sinnerman, ... More >>

Bowie Ubu Night

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 4:00 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

The great trailblazer of musical trends and pop fashion King Ubu invites you to an evening with his partner in glam-rock David Bowie. Back by popular demand, Bowie will be returning to ground control in The Gym, the Arts Centre, where sounds and ... More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch presents: Punk Ubu Night

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 3:09 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Punks not dead. No future survives in Christchurch. So come down to The Gym in The Arts Centre and grab a pint and a packet of crisps at the bar and dance the pogo with Ubu, Johnny, Sid, Joe, Siouxsie, Joan and Patti. God save the queen, we mean ... More >>

Ubu Shows us the Way to Brecht’s Whisky Bar

Monday, 22 February 2016, 4:31 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Oh don’t ask why! For if we don’t find the next whisky bar, I tell you we must die! Ubu’s back in town. Join Ubu, Jenny, Polly, Lucy and their friends, for an evening at Brecht’s Whisky Bar in The Gym, the Arts Centre. It’s not all whisky ... More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch presents: Bowie Ubu Night

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 9:50 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

The great trailblazer of musical trends and pop fashion King Ubu invites you to an evening with his partner in glam-rock David Bowie. Bowie will be returning to ground control for one night only in The Gym, the Arts Centre, where sounds and visions ... More >>

Ubu Berlin Kabarett

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 3:38 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

The City of Berlin had two periods in its history when it inspired and gave shelter to innovative and international artists - both after the two world wars that Germany caused and lost. Ubu and his friends pay homage to these times, playing music, from ... More >>

Frankenstein Ubu Night

Monday, 16 November 2015, 4:34 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

The great inventor and scientist Ubu von Frankenstein invites you to a night of his rarely seen experiments, where monsters previously unimagined will be presented for your auditory, visual and gustatory pleasure. A menu of delights will be brought ... More >>