What's On

Steinway Open Day
25 March

Local musicians are being given a rare chance to play Baycourt Community and Art Centre’s magnificent Steinway D-274 grand concert piano when Friends of Baycourt’s popular ‘Steinway Open Day’ returns to Addison Theatre on Sunday 25 March, from 10am.  Read more

Mike King - I am hope
26 March

Mike King is bringing his ‘I Am Hope’ tour to Tauranga. His 90-min talk will cover how he was bullied – and al became a bully – at school, and how he became one of NZ’s best comedians while struggling with mental health issues. Entry is free.  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

31 Mar
23 Nov
Arts on Tour NZ in Tauranga
31 March to 23 November

Baycourt Presents is bringing seven Arts On Tour NZ shows to Tauranga’s Baycourt X Space, The Historic Village and 16th Ave Theatre from March 31 to November 23. Prices range from $15-$24.90 (+ booking fees), plus two special ticket deals are available...  Read more

Dave Bobbyn - A slice of heaven: 40 years of hits
01 April

Over Easter, Dave & band will be hitting the middle of the North Island, to some places that we've missed with our hugely successful 40 Years Of Hits show.  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

Lost and Found
15 April

A concert of English orchestral & choral music centred on lost manuscripts by Gustav Holst found recently in BOP Symphonia’s library. Also included is music by Delius, Elgar, Parry, Vaughan Williams & others. With guest artists Scholars Pro Musica.  Read more

17 Apr
18 Apr
Ali Harper - Legendary Divas
17 April to 18 April

Tarnished Frocks and Divas are excited to present the very talented Ali Harper for two nights in Tauranga with her Legendary Diva’s show in the Baycourt X Space. Don’t delay in getting your friends together for the night out.  Read more

21 Apr
22 Apr
Puss in Boots
21 April to 22 April

Fairytale Dance productions in association with Susanne Hanger Dance are celebrating the diverse talents of her pupils and their families to bring to Baycourt the tale of Puss in Boots, where good once again triumphs over evil.  Read more

Morning Melodies
24 April

Join Friends of Baycourt and Tauranga City Mayor Greg Brownless for a morning of music, song, dance and laughter!   Read more

Carl Barron: Drinking with a fork
29 April

After making over 300,000 people laugh on his last tour, Carl returns at his brilliant best with his brand new show. Be there for a night where Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it – drinking with a fork. Age restriction: 15+  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

09 May
12 May
Beauty and the Beast
09 May to 12 May

The well-known tale of Beauty & the Beast is magically bought to life by Tauranga Girls’ & Tauranga Boys’ Colleges. With stunning set & costumes, extravagant dance numbers & well known songs this magical production will be a favourite for young & old.  Read more

23 May
26 May
23 May to 26 May

Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts as she searches for her parents who abandoned her at an orphanage.  Read more

29 May
30 May
The Ten Tenors - wish you were here
29 May to 30 May

The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power.  Read more

19 Jun
20 Jun
He Kura E Huna Ana
19 June to 20 June

Te reo Maori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from the legendary creation story of greenstone in Aotearoa. Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, this stunning work tells of a woman seeking consolation within the pounamu depths of Arahura River.  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

The Bootleg Beach Boys
08 August

A fully costumed show taking you right from the very beginning of The Beach Boys.  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

Richard Mapp
09 September

Well-known pianist Richard Mapp has played many times for Chamber Music NZ, performed with the major orchestras of the world and many groups and soloists. Richard’s programme will include pieces by Bach, Kenneth Young, Schubert, Chopin, Messiaen & Brahms  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

Postmodern Jukebox
02 October

New Zealand loves Postmodern Jukebox! Following three successful tours in as many years, the multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears to eagerly awaiting fans in 2018.  Read more