What's On

30 Mar
31 Mar
Little Pink
30 March to 31 March

Dance Avenue presents Little Pink - a fun take on Little Red Riding Hood. Two hours of non-stop entertainment something for everyone! Come see 50 dancers of all ages shine and sparkle on stage. Jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and more.   Read more

The Manfreds
04 April

As The Manfreds the original band members except keyboardist, Mann, reformed in 1991.   Read more

05 Apr
06 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - 42nd National Youth Jazz Competition
05 April to 06 April

Young jazz stars of the future compete for trophies and glory! The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools across New Zealand.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Sumo Jazz in concert
05 April

Kiwi jazz masters Sumo Jazz bring their original jazz funk to Tauranga! Joined by Dr Rodger Fox (trombone), Dr Dave Wilson (sax), Dixon Nacey (guitar). Listen as they explore the edge of jazz.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Secret Islands Sextet
18 April

The latest from NZ jazz innovator Jim Langabeer, this eclectic ensemble of Auckland’s leading jazz musicians have been developing a new kind of Aotearoa jazz   Read more

18 Apr
21 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019
18 April to 21 April

The National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga from Apr 5 – 21, 2019. With performances from some of the best jazz musicians from Aotearoa and around the world - Think Jazz. Think Tauranga.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Allana Goldsmith - Tribute to Ella and Sarah
19 April

In the tradition of divas of the past & with a voice that would melt honey, Allana & her band channel the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in a tribute to two of the greatest jazz divas of all time.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Charlie Parker with Strings
19 April

American alto-saxophonist Dick Oatts combines with The New Zealand String Quartet & Rodger for a concert of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s most memorable work with Strings – jazz standards with a twist of bebop.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Queen City Big Band
20 April

A matinee show of classic Big Band music from festival favourite Queen City Big Band. Playing tunes from Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddie Rich & big band music of today like Big Phat Band and Michael Bublé  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Duelling Pianos
20 April

Get set for a boogie woogie play off as jazz piano gunslingers Ben Wilcock and Dayle Jellyman go head to head with referee John Rae on drums.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Bella Kalolo
20 April

Be spellbound as NZ’s soul diva Bella Kalolo delves into the songs of Aretha Franklin. Bella and her amazing band, The Atmos, pay RESPECT to Aretha bringing you a show that’ll take you back to those Aretha-classics!   Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Kim Paterson Quintet
21 April

Kim Paterson is a living musical legend, from his time in Australia in the 60s with Bernie McGann playing jazz that was ground-breaking, through to his work with Dr Tree, Space Case and Jazzmobile.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Hollie Smith - A special night of Jazz
21 April

Witness Hollie Smith present a unique one-off jazz inspired concert.   Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Antipodes - Good Winter
21 April

Antipodes is an ocean-spanning collaboration of NZ and AUS musicians, formed in Berlin.   Read more

27 Apr
28 Apr
A Modern Alice
27 April to 28 April

Follows a modern, teenage Alice’s adventure through Wonderland. You will meet the delightful Blue Caterpillar, the crazy Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts who will shout “Off with your heads” if she finds out it was you who stole the tarts.  Read more

30 Apr
01 May
30 April to 01 May

Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of NZ in 2019. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice".  Read more

The Rhythms of Ireland
02 May

In 2019, The Rhythms of Ireland returns to NZ for the first time since their sell-out 2010 tour.   Read more

The Road That Wasn't There
04 May

From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes an original fairy-tale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature – a dark world reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and the late (great) Margaret Mahy.  Read more

09 May
11 May
Fiddler on the roof
09 May to 11 May

Fiddler on the Roof – a heart-warming and thought provoking musical which follows the life of Tevye and his family as they struggle with upholding tradition in the everchanging landscape of Imperial Russia.  Read more

Ed Byrne in Spoiler Alert
18 May

No international comedian has headlined more NZ Comedy Festivals than Irishman, Ed Byrne, and he is back at Baycourt for one night only with his brand new show – ‘Spoiler Alert’.  Read more

19 May

Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents Masterworks, a concert of well known works from classical masters Verdi, Rachmaninov, Brahms’ and Beethoven. Concert features up-and-coming local soloist Noelle Dannenbring.  Read more

The Parent Show
21 May

Join us for a night of insight, intrigue and entertainment, with Nigel Latta and leading NZ experts in psychology, family counselling and cyber-safety. An incredibly fascinating event about children, teens and the life of parenting!  Read more

Love Eternal
22 May

Maestro Thomas Søndergård returns to take the NZSO on tour. From Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, to his Manfred Overture, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to Mozart’s Linz Symphony, this concert will take audiences on an illuminating journey.  Read more

World Famous Hypnotist Andrew Newton
23 May

The world’s most experienced and celebrated hypnotist Andrew Newton returns to Baycourt for an evening of mischief, absurdity and hilarity!  Read more

15 Jun
16 Jun
Black Swan, White Swan
15 June to 16 June

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the RNZB’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.   Read more

20 Jun
21 Jun
The Pink Floyd Experience
20 June to 21 June

After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. Presented by: In The Flesh Productions  Read more

24 Jun
25 Jun
Matariki Glow Show
24 June to 25 June

The Matariki Glow Show is a large-scale puppet show perfect for tamariki aged 5-9! The Matariki stars are preparing for the Maori New Year, but there’s a problem in the night sky! Buzzing with great music and fun characters, it’s a show not to be missed.  Read more

The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ
02 July

What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage!  Read more

03 Jul
04 Jul
Room on the Broom
03 July to 04 July

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?  Read more

18 July

Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans.   Read more

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show
03 August

The 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard and The Shadows.  Read more

Chris Greenslade
04 August

Tauranga Musica presents award-winning NZ pianist and NGC NZ Scholarship winner Chris Greenslade. Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring a programme that includes works by Schubert, Schuman, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.  Read more

14 Sep
28 Sep
14 September to 28 September

Tauranga Musical Theatre presents Wicked, the Broadway sensation set in the Land of Oz.  Read more

Postmodern Jukebox
11 October

Following their sold-out Tauranga debut in 2018, Postmodern Jukebox will return to Baycourt in October 2019.   Read more

Te Māpouriki
22 October

Guided by German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, this concert features NZ composer Kenneth Young’s work Te Mapouriki plus music by Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.  Read more