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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.

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.

The Red Plague

Thu 18 Jul - Sat 20 Jul
Suter Theatre

The Red Plague – based on the true story of New Zealander, Ettie Rout, a pioneer during WW1 dubbed “the wickedest woman in Britain”!

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.

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