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Buzzz – The Panto

Fri 2 Dec - Sat 10 Dec
The Theatre Royal

It’s springtime and something isn’t right. Where have the bees gone? What has happened to the Queen Bee? Has Bizzy Lizzy the evil Wasp Queen something to do with it?

Peter Pan & Showcase

Tue 13 Dec - Wed 14 Dec
The Theatre Royal

Rebecca Bignall’s Peter Pan will feature some of our promising Ballet dancers in this dramatic and fun filled adventure. In the Showcase Jazz and Contemporary students aged 5-16 years showcase their skill, precision, technique and focus in a variety of dance styles.


Thu 15 Dec - Fri 16 Dec
The Theatre Royal

Talented performers from throughout the region perform Classical Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz numbers.

The Lizard Kings Live at the Playhouse

Tue 3 Jan - Wed 4 Jan
The Playhouse Theatre and Cafe

After sell out shows at The Christchurch International Jazz Festival and The Tauranga National Jazz Festival and theatre shows across the country The Lizard Kings return with their exquisite tribute to the music and poetry of Jim Morrison and the Doors.

Lloyd Cole – Classic Songbook Tour

Sat 28 Jan
The Theatre Royal

The release of a Lloyd Cole career retrospective box set was the catalyst for an acclaimed series of live concerts around Europe showcasing Cole’s songs between 1983 and 1996. Now Nelson gets a turn with the singer/songwriter performing gems from his many albums.

The Mockers

Sun 29 Jan
The Theatre Royal

Kiwi legends The Mockers reform their classic line-up for their first New Zealand tour in 30 years, to perform nine shows from January 19-29, performing classic hits like Forever Tuesday Morning, Swear It’s True, One Black Friday, My Girl Thinks She’s Cleopatra, Shield Yourself, and many many more

Sotheby’s Gala Dinner

Thu 2 Feb
Mahana Estates

Adam Chamber Music Festival’s Gala dinner gives you a gourmet meal, fine wines, a surprise selection from the festival programme, a chance to catch up with old friends – what better way to start your Festival immersion!

Adam Chamber Music Festival – Opening Concert

Fri 3 Feb
Nelson Christ Church Cathedral

Dedicated to the Festival’s Naming Sponsors, Denis and Verna Adam in appreciation of their visionary and long time support, our opening concert will sizzle from start to finish. Music from four centuries and four countries – let the magic begin!

Adam Music Festival – Fantasy

Sat 4 Feb
The Theatre Royal

A concert of firsts: The first of the cycle of Beethoven’s five cello sonatas, the first of our four world premieres, and the first set of luscious Schumann miniatures, plus Denes Varjon’s first chamber music performance in New Zealand.

Adam Music Festival – Luminous Night

Sat 4 Feb
Nelson Christ Church Cathedral

Double cellos = double delight! Both in the fresh and vital Vivaldi Double Concerto and in the lusciously romantic Glazunov Quintet, enjoy seeing pairs of cellists sing together.

Adam Music Festival – Journeys

Sun 5 Feb
The Theatre Royal

The intriguing sounds of South African composer Peter Klatzow’s mysterious Adagio Espressivo for violin and marimba open the concert and are followed by Beethoven’s wonderful G minor cello sonata.

Adam Music Festival – Dénes Varjon in Concert

Sun 5 Feb
The Theatre Royal

Our wonderful Hungarian virtuoso opens his solo recital with Beethoven’s divine E Minor Sonata and continues with the remarkable Fantasy Pieces of Schumann. The second half is entirely Hungarian.

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