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Sleeping Beauty – The Ballet

Thu 23 Aug - Sat 25 Aug
The Theatre Royal

Set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, join the dancers as they take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairy tale, complete with fairies, a magical kingdom and the opulent splendour and costumes we love from Gillian Francis, Nelson Academy of Dance.


Fri 31 Aug
The Theatre Royal

Rockshop Bandquest is a performance platform for New Zealand school bands, up to year 8.

For the Love of Dance

Thu 6 Sep - Sat 8 Sep
The Theatre Royal

Wakatu Dance Theatre is delighted to present ‘For the Love of Dance’ directed by Peta Spooner. This colourful fast paced performance showcases a wide variety of dance styles and music.

Arj Barker – CANCELLED

Thu 13 Sep
The Theatre Royal

Unfortunately Arj Barker’s NZ tour is cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund.


Wed 19 Sep - Sat 29 Sep
The Theatre Royal

Grease is the original High-School musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased Lightnin’ and many more.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr

Sun 30 Sep - Fri 5 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr follows all of your favourite friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

The Cat In The Hat By Dr Seuss

Sat 6 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Everyone’s favourite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr Seuss classic. Expect towering hats, mischief and an imagination recharge!

Nelson Arts Festival presents DRIFTWOOD

Thu 11 Oct - Fri 12 Oct
The Theatre Royal

This is a circus show that won’t let you forget what it is to be human, and in a moment of danger, how a grasping hold can be survival.

Nelson Arts Festival presents ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET – Classical & Contemporary Favourites

Sat 13 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Watch the dancers of your national ballet company performing a specially curated programme of works, including classical and contemporary favourites.

Nelson Arts Festival presents SONGS FOR NOBODIES

Sun 14 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Share five life-changing encounters between legendary divas Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas, and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with their iconic songs.

Nelson Arts Festival presents LOBSTERS

Mon 15 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Inspired by the works of the great surrealist painters, Lobsters is a story about love itself, and the way we must peel away our shells to find our authentic selves.

Nelson Arts Festival presents ANN-DROID

Tue 16 Oct - Wed 17 Oct
The Theatre Royal

A 21st century Pinocchio that combines theatre with the newest digital technologies: projection, smart LED costume, robot ball and drone, in a fascinating story for all ages.

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