What's On

The Michael Jackson History Show
13 February

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Starring accomplished performer Dantanio as Jackson, backed by a live band, dancers, authentic costumes and state-of-the-art production.  Read more

Summer Pops - Music from the movies
14 February

Be swept away as the NZSO goes widescreen and takes you on a magical movie-themed adventure. Conducted by Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, join the NZSO as they perform some of the most popular themes in movie history.  Read more

Kevin Bloody Wilson - Almost Awesome Tour
24 February

Aussie comedy legend Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ for his “Almost Awesome Tour” with special guest Jenny Talia. This irrepressible and irreverent show is guaranteed to make you laugh until it hurts.   Read more

The Summer Snortler
02 March

Come and have a darn good snortle with comedy legends Dai Henwood, Michele A’Court, Jamie Bowen, Lana Walters and Jamaine Ross! Grab your tickets and snortle your night away with some of the best in the business! Book now!  Read more

Kelvin Cruickshank – Soul Food
09 March

By popular demand, Open Eyes Exclusive presents New Zealand medium Kelvin Cruickshank who returns to Baycourt with his live show. Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. Event is R16.  Read more

28 Mar
02 Apr
The National Jazz Festival 2018
28 March to 02 April

The 56th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga which will showcase performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world. Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.   Read more

Tutus on Tour
04 April

The RNZB presents their much-loved regional touring programme Tutus on Tour. Watch your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.  Read more

13 Apr
14 Apr
Foster & Allen
13 April to 14 April

Legendary Irish folk music duo Foster & Allen's are number one stars across the globe, with a 40-year career and over 20 million sales worldwide.   Read more

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus
01 May

The world’s had religion ever since God was in nappies, & what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks & Christian rock. It's time religion took a look at itself, so Chopper’s starting his own, in his own image, & giving hell to the almighty.  Read more

Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' – The Nutcracker
02 May

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers.”   Read more

Mozart & Beethoven
28 June

The NZSO presents Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto, Beethoven’s joyous Symphony No. 8., Gareth Farr’s He iwi tahi tatou and Jimmy Lopez’s Fiesta!. Concert features conductor Miguuel Harth-Bedoya and NZSO Section Principal Bassoon Robert Weeks.   Read more

Simon Trpceski plays Grieg
20 July

This NZSO concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact on audiences when they were last here in 2015 – Spanish conductor Jaime Martín and Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski. Features works by Shostakovich and Grieg.  Read more

Beethoven & Brahms
09 August

The NZSO and Maestro Edo de Waart joins forces with arguably one of the finest violinists of his generation, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich, to present de Waart’s third Masterworks concert for 2018.  Read more

Classical Hits
13 September

NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich leads the orchestra on a country-wide tour, presenting a Classical Hits programme for the whole family. Featuring works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Gillian Whitehead, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky.  Read more