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Mamma Mia!

Sun 3 Sep - Sat 23 Sep
The Theatre Royal

Get ready! The Biggest Musical Party of 2017 is coming to Nelson! Nelson Musical Theatre proudly presents Mamma Mia! – the Global Smash Hit Musical based on the Songs of ABBA. With a stellar cast, live band, amazing custom-made touring set and costumes, everyone will be “having the time of their lives” night after night!

Russian Spectacular

Sat 23 Sep
Nelson College Hall

This is the fourth concert of this year’s series. An exciting selection of works by famous Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and more. Conductor: Nigel Weeks.

Nayland College Gala Concert

Wed 27 Sep
The Theatre Royal

The very best of Nayland College Performing Arts will be on stage at the Theatre Royal in celebration of our students and their talents and achievements in 2017.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr

Sun 1 Oct - Sat 7 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Disney’s musical tale of the Hans Christian Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Nelson Youth Theatre Company invites you to journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr! Nelson’s talented young performers will bring the tale of Disney’s animated film The Little Mermaid to life in a wonderful stage production the whole family will enjoy.

Chamber Music New Zealand presents IMANI WINDS

Wed 4 Oct
Old St John’s Church

The season concludes with fun, fire and flair thanks to the Imani Winds. Their mission is to use collaboration, outreach, and new commissions to bridge diverse musical tradition, including America, Latin American, and Africa.

Nelson Arts Festival presents THAT BLOODY WOMAN

Wed 11 Oct - Thu 12 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Time to rock the vote!
Radical, riotous and bursting with wit, this bold musical experience about one of New Zealand’s greatest heroes is a red-hot hit that pulsates with passion.

Nelson Arts Festival presents OTTO & ASTRID – EUROSMASH!

Fri 13 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Dysfunctional siblings Otto & Astrid are back with their latest show Eurosmash!, one of the most irreverent and funny gigs you are ever likely to see!

Nelson Arts Festival presents PLAY ON

Sat 14 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Play On is a celebration of Shakespeare set to contemporary music with an amazing New Zealand cast. McLaney has enlisted the help of high-profile musicians to perform a number of Shakespeare’s most well-loved soliloquies as a song cycle.

Nelson Arts Festival presents AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE

Tue 17 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Brace yourselves for a ridiculously clever play that will transport you to World War One to follow a story of two young men; one a keen enlister, the other a conscientious objector.

Nelson Arts Festival presents HUDSON & HALLS LIVE!

Thu 19 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Long before Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules there was Hudson and Halls. In the closet with the door wide open, Peter Hudson and David Halls were New Zealand’s original great gay love story – and two of our greatest entertainers.

Nelson Arts Festival presents PSS PSS

Sat 21 Oct - Sun 22 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Inspired by the era of silent films, two characters take to the empty stage in a timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite humour. An extraordinary physical performance blending contemporary clowning with theatre and circus.

Nelson Arts Festival presents VOICES ON TOUR – SALUT PRINTEMPS!

Sun 22 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Please note the venue has changed to Old St John’s Church (320 Hardy Street).

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