Experience the beauty of Burlesque...
Top talent and a live band... The annual Burlesque Masquerade Ball showcases top talent from around New Zealand and internationally in one action packed night. A high-class revue bringing you a wide variety of talented performances such as burlesque, circus, cabaret, dance troupes, salsa, comedy and more!
For more upcoming shows, use the What's On tab
Hire the Hannah for a show or a function
Hannah Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 12 noon to 2.00pm and from 75 minutes prior to each show.
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Hannah Playhouse - an independently run theatre venue for hire
Old buildings usefulness are so often measured by economic imperatives alone and their living presence is never acknowledged. The Hannah Playhouse provides a service to the performing arts community of the whole of NZ, in that she keeps safe the spirits of past lives that have created, and indeed appreciated, within her walls. She is a gatekeeper and her scars deserve a bow. They were earnt over years of use for intended purpose. Not many buildings can say that. I honour her mantel's continued presence in Wellington. She is a real theatre that is still one of our "Cathedrals of Honour to Humanity" in all its reflective expression. She is lucky to have a group of people currently looking after her who uphold her Mana and devote themselves to her care with passion.
Geraldine Brophy, Dec 2017