Experience an evocative evening...

An evening of contemporary art music inspired by sea and sky. Stroma New Music Ensemble will take you on an evocative evening of chamber music evoking Where Sea Meets Sky. Sometimes quiet and contemplative, other times tempestuous and stormy, Stroma performs six works from around the world that are inspired by the natural environment.

Experience an invitation...

Inspired by the works of renowned American writer Shel Silverstein, Shel We? is an invitation. An enchanting, playfully intriguing and visually stunning dance show. Award winning choreographer Tupua Tigafua is a highly accomplished dancer and one of the most ingenious storytellers of this generation. He has masterfully created his own dance style. Part of the Kia Mau Festival.

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Our staff are currently learning New Zealand Sign Language and look forward to welcoming you in all of New Zealand’s official languages…

“Nau mai, haere mai. We look forward to having you with us and to greeting you in all NZ’s official languages,
te reo Māori, NZ Sign language and English.”
— Kathiy Watson, General Manager, Hannah Playhouse

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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

Hannah Playhouse - Experiencing the buzz for over 45 years

Proud to be an Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand Member

Proud to be an Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand Member

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