The Ultimate Drag Supershow
3 - 4 May
The Ultimate Drag Supershow is back, back, back again and the show is bigger and better than ever!
Serving you looks for your nerves, performances to snatch your wigs and music to lip sync for your life for later! Kelly Fornia is bringing a star studded line up of Wellington's top Drag performers! This will be a 100 minute lip sync extravaganza where we'll be performing all your classic and modern drag hits that you'll want to dance in your seat too!
dance nimble soles
“You’re wearing dancing shoes with nimble soles,” says Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. In Shakespeare’s plays, dance has often been part of the performance, from swordfights to jigs. So the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) is leaping into 2019 with Dance Nimble Soles. This mixed bill incorporates many dance forms, and is a true fusion of art forms.
Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan as it swoops into the Hannah Playhouse for another unmissable Pantoloon production. Join our high-flying hero as he transports Wendy on an adventure she will never forget, packed full of evil pirates, Lost Kids, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest pirate in Neverland, Captain Hook! With barrel-loads of laughter, a ship-full of magic and fairy dust and plenty of fun for kids and adults alike!
Alice in Wonderland
7 & 10 April
Falling through a rabbit hole, Alice meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious on her adventure to find her way home. Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll.
The Goblin Market
27 - 30 March
The Dust Palace celebrated their 10th year with this delicious circus precariously balanced with gritty performances and candid storytelling. Spring-boarding from Christina Rossetti’s iconic poem ‘Goblin Market’, the show is a contemporary circus retelling following two sisters, their temptation, sacrifice and eventual salvation.
Black Dog is a story of friendship and love, based on the best-selling illustrated book by New Zealander Pamela Allen. Christina and Black Dog live together in a little cottage on the edge of a forest. Black Dog is left more and more on his own as Christina becomes fascinated with a beautiful bird that she only thought she could see. A beautiful story about the love of a dog for his best friend. Part of the Capital E National Arts Festival.
9 - 16 March
Bickering snails, neurotic snakes and a cranky man chasing a bird: welcome to a swamp like no other! Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Bunk Puppets creates a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp with a spell-binding 3D shadow puppet finale. Watch out for the jellyfish! An award-winning show that has warmed critics and delighted audiences around the world. Part of the Capital E National Arts Festival.
Stack That Bass
6 - 7 March
Stack That Bass is the bass-heavy circus brain child of four acrobatic friends from Aotearoa New Zealand. With a live DJ, slick comedy infused with acrobatic antics, nail-biting chair balance, explosive juggling and gut-wrenching aerial beauty, Stack That Bass, by Tibia Acrobatics is a celebration; it is the anticipation before the beat drops, it is the leap of faith and it is the euphoria of success - leaving the audience higher than the DJ! Stack That Bass is a kiwi-as devised circus and live electronic music mashup featuring original music from Ed Zuccollo (Trinity Roots/Rhian Sheehan/Zuke) and creative facilitation from Geoff Gilson (The Dust Palace).
The Burlesque Masquerade Ball
10th Anniversary Ball! 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! There are amazing prizes for Best Dressed, there will be a live band playing so guests can dance at the ball. Dust off your ball gowns and tuxedos, this will be a night to remember!