Experience the music of the Beach Boys  

19 August

This blend of five vocals and infectious sun-soaked gems makes for a memorable night to celebrate some of the finest music committed to tape over four decades! This fully costumed show takes you from the very beginning of The Beach Boys, through their career and features classic hits and cult favourites from California's most famous band. The band have gathered a truly impressive repertoire of West Coast, harmony-laden songs, that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960's American dream.

Experience a tale, fighting to be told...

Kororareka, The tale of Maggie Flynn, 28-31 August

Fiery, unforgettable Irish woman, Maggie Flynn, leaves England a convict and arrives in Kororāreka the captain of a whaling ship. Her fortune continues to twist and turn from trophy Maori slave to wife of a great chief to Madam of the notorious King Edward Hotel. She makes her final stand in the face of British bombardment of the capital of Aotearoa. Maggie is fictitious but based on real characters and historical events.

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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

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