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The Air Force on Tour 2019

Mon 20 May
The Theatre Royal

“The Air Force on Tour” will take audiences on a wild ride of musical styles: from military classics to popular show tunes. You’ll hear everything from Mozart to John Williams and even the Monarchy of Music; Queen. Soloists will include Murray Mansfield QSM on bagpipes, the thrilling Drum Line and astounding vocalist Barbara Graham.

Smokefree Rockquest – Nelson Finals

Fri 24 May
The Theatre Royal

Smokefree Rockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey, who now run Rockquest Promotions full-time out of Nelson.

Festival of Brass

Sat 25 May
The Theatre Royal

Come and hear brass bands from the “Top of the South” in an evening of entertainment. This programme will feature some of the best soloists in NZ performing modern and traditional brass concert music.

The Witches of Eastwick

Wed 29 May - Sat 1 Jun
The Theatre Royal

Nelson College for Girls are proud to present their first musical in 8 years The Witches of Eastwick, a story of the power of collective female friendship.

Dracula – The Bloody Truth

Wed 12 Jun - Sat 15 Jun
The Theatre Royal

This critically acclaimed, high energy comedy is having its New Zealand premiere in Nelson! With four actors playing over 30 characters, you’ll see sensational slapstick, frantic costume changes and airborne props, all strung together with clever dialogue and hilarious wordplay.

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Mon 17 Jun - Tue 18 Jun
The Theatre Royal

CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On The Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.

Matariki Glow Show!

Thu 20 Jun
The Theatre Royal

It’s literally legendary! A giant scale puppet show for 5 -10yr olds like you’ve never seen before, with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Maori myth and legend! This innovative, cutting edge new concept combines glow-in-the-dark puppets under ultraviolet light inside a black box theatre space.

Promise and Promiscuity

Sat 22 Jun
The Theatre Royal

Flushed by six years of success, from Edinburgh to Toronto to a sellout Nelson Arts Festival, returns Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). In this hilarious, one-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance & appalling cross-stitching.

Mitch James Album Tour

Thu 27 Jun - Fri 28 Jun
The Theatre Royal

Kiwi pop sensation Mitch James is about to take the world by storm, announcing a string of international shows and a New Zealand tour, including the Theatre Royal.

Pop-up Globe New Zealand Tour – Hamlet

Fri 5 Jul - Sun 7 Jul
The Theatre Royal

Don’t miss your chance to see the most famous play in the world, Hamlet as the critically-acclaimed Pop-up Globe production tours to theatres across New Zealand this winter.

Pop-up Globe New Zealand Tour – Measure for Measure

Sat 6 Jul - Sun 7 Jul
The Theatre Royal

Don’t miss the extraordinary and joyous comedy Measure for Measure as the critically-acclaimed Pop-up Globe production tours to theatres across New Zealand this winter.

Disney’s The Lion King Jr

Wed 17 Jul - Sat 20 Jul
The Theatre Royal

The African savannah comes to life on stage in Disney’s The Lion King Jr.  Nelson Youth Theatre Company presents the one-of-a-kind musical  that has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world.

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