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Tales of Beatrix Potter & The Jewels

Thu 22 Aug - Sat 24 Aug
The Theatre Royal

Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters come to life as dancers of the Nelson Academy of Dance perform tales from the famous author. Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggywinkle and Jeremy Fisher the dapper frog, take to the stage for a festive performance that will delight children and adults alike.

A Doris Day Special

Sat 31 Aug
The Theatre Royal

In loving memory of Doris Day, award-winning singer and actress Ali Harper (Songs for Nobodies, Legendary Divas, Bombshells) is touring her highly acclaimed show A Doris Day Special.

ACCA DACCA 2019 _ Theatre Royal Nelson

The AC/DC Story

Fri 6 Sep - Fri 6 Sep
The Theatre Royal

The AC/DC Story is a one of a kind experience, performed by the world touring AC/DC show ACCA DACCA, the only show given the tick of approval by AC/DC! The AC/DC Story is a 3-hour concert and biography of the world’s greatest Rock n Roll band AC/DC. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll ROCK!

A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

Sat 7 Sep
The Theatre Royal

This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation tours New Zealand wide telling the tale of the world’s most loved nation in one incredible performance.

A Doll’s House

Tue 10 Sep
The Theatre Royal

In the original play, Ibsen controversially exposed the power and gender dynamics of a marriage. This modern take, by celebrated New Zealand writer Emily Perkins, picks up Ibsen’s gauntlet and drops it into present-day New Zealand.

Disney’s High School Musical

Fri 4 Oct - Sat 12 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

Peter Pan JR

Mon 7 Oct - Sat 12 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favourites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Nelson Arts Festival presents BJORK: ALL IS FULL OF LOVE

Fri 18 Oct
The Theatre Royal

New Zealand’s most inventive and theatrical chamber orchestra, Blackbird Ensemble, presents an awe-inspiring homage to the inimitable Icelandic pop artist, Björk.

Nelson Arts Festival presents THE CLEARING

Sat 19 Oct
The Theatre Royal

New Zealand’s longest-running contemporary dance company returns to Nelson with a stunning new work from internationally celebrated choreographer Ross McCormack.

Nelson Arts Festival presents MR RED LIGHT

Wed 23 Oct
The Theatre Royal

Mr Red Light is a man who attracts bad luck. So naturally, when he tries to rob a bank he fails miserably – and ends up in a pie shop dealing with three very uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator.

Nelson Arts Festival presents THE WONDERWOMBS

Fri 25 Oct - Sat 26 Oct
The Theatre Royal

From New Zealand’s leading circus company comes a tenacious all-wombs troupe whose breath-taking performances are wrapped in an all-knowing nod and cheeky wink.

Nelson Arts Festival presents THE TOPP TWINS

Sun 27 Oct - Mon 28 Oct
The Theatre Royal

What better way to celebrate the Festival’s 25th anniversary than to bring back the headline act from that very first year? Lucky for us all, it’s the glorious, audacious and hilarious Topp Twins!

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