Hannah Box Office Hours

Monday - Friday, noon - 2.00pm & 75 minutes prior to each show
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Experience talent, humour, and no reverence at all...

Destination EVERYwhere arrives at the Hannah hauling a train full of talent! To start your journey, TinyKwyre (Palmerston North) brings a short programme of multicultural wonders. We’ll switch gears, and incidentally genders, to bring the fantastic Harbour Capital Chorus to the stage. They will deliver you songs of wondrous destinations and how to get there! Then the hilarious “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” (10dd for short) will take to the stage and bring you tales of many countries (well, at least most of the songs have countries in the title!)

Experience the tradition of a Christmas pantomime

Cinderella with The Pantoloons. All the familiar characters are there … the beautiful servant girl, pompous prince, Fairy Godmother and Prince-stalking beauties from every corner of the village! And of course there are Cinder’s two ugly step-sisters with a whole lot of medieval attitude! Will Cinders find her man, or will this hideous pair spoil her magical plans? Join the chaos and hilarity as we all embark on a fun fairy tale ride. With plenty of adult humour and a special, naughty but nice atmosphere, all 8.00pm performances are "Grown Ups Only"!

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

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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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