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Nelson Arts Festival presents THE MOONCAKE AND THE KUMARA

Wed 14 Oct - Thu 15 Oct
The Theatre Royal

The Mooncake and the Kumara is a moving story about a mixed-up, Maori-Chinese love affair that sprouts among rows of potatoes.


Chamber Music New Zealand presents VIENNA PIANO TRIO

Thu 15 Oct
Old St John’s

Chamber Music New Zealand presents VIENNA PIANO TRIO at Old St John’s


Nelson Arts Festival presents FINDING THE SILENCE

Sat 17 Oct - Sun 18 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Presented by Casus Circus, the company that brought Knee Deep to Nelson in 2013. On a search for silence, the absence of noise is elusive, barely tangible, and as Casus discover, the search is liquid, much like the acrobatics that it yields.


The Russians

Sat 17 Oct
Old St John’s

Helene Pohl from the New Zealand String Quartet is our soloist performing the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor.


Nelson Arts Festival presents BEARDS! BEARDS! BEARDS!

Mon 19 Oct
The Theatre Royal

A tale of one young girl’s increasingly inventive efforts to grow the world’s most magnificent beard.


Nelson Arts Festival presents OUT OF THE BOX

Tue 20 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Out of the Box is a fabulous fusion of street and contemporary dance forms showcasing some of Aotearoa’s finest, internationally recognized hip-hop choreographers and dancers.


Nelson Arts Festival presents LEO

Thu 22 Oct - Sat 24 Oct
The Theatre Royal

What would happen if the laws of gravity were to suddenly change? Jaws will drop as LEO takes ‘off the wall’ to a whole new level.


The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace

Mon 26 Oct
Nelson College Auditorium

Nelson Civic Choir is again staging a full orchestra version of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace. The work is dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis.


Mel Parsons with Special Guest Julia Deans

Thu 29 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Joined by Kiwi music legend Julia Deans, Mel Parsons will embark on a five date tour of some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and iconic theatres, including Nelson’s much loved Theatre Royal.


The Deep End – The Spooky Circus!

Fri 30 Oct
The Theatre Royal

The Deep End is an improvised comedy show where the actors take your suggestions and use them to create scenes. It’s theatre on the spot- dangerous, thrilling and often hilarious!


Guy Williams – Homecoming Tour

Fri 30 Oct
The Freehouse Yurt

The funny man of the Jono and Ben Show and The Edge Afternoons is returning home for one night of gut busting, side splitting, rib tickling stand up comedy.


Net Gen Live!

Sat 31 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Meet our digital natives – the Net Gen will showcase their performing and fine arts while helping young artists succeed with their chosen art forms.

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