Black Dog

18-22 March

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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.

Swamp Juice

9 - 16 March

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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

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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

2 March

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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!