COCK
Oct
12
to Nov 2

COCK

Sexuality, identity, and the dynamics of love will come under the microscope when Cock makes its Wellington debut at Circa Theatre, playing October 11 – November 9.

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Dylan Moran - Dr Cosmos Tour
Oct
12
to Oct 21

Dylan Moran - Dr Cosmos Tour

Critically-acclaimed deadpan comedy performer, Dylan Moran, is about to make his highly-anticipated NZ comeback this October. Featuring his latest comedy show 'Dr Cosmos', he is set to play series of comical performances happening in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Hamilton.

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Te Pou Rangatahi Season 2019
Oct
16
to Oct 19

Te Pou Rangatahi Season 2019

From 16-19th October, Te Pou Theatre will be hosting their annual Rangatahi Season, which sees four exciting works presented by writers, directors, actors, and producers taking a role in the arts for the first time under the mentorship and support of the Te Pou whānau to the public.

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Half of the Sky
Oct
16
to Oct 26

Half of the Sky

Massive Company return to the stage with a stellar ensemble of actors and creatives with Half of the Sky; a world premiere from internationally acclaimed writer & actor Lennie James, playing at Q Theatre, Loft from October 16-26.

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Owls Do Cry
Oct
17
to Nov 2

Owls Do Cry

Owls Do Cry is considered one of New Zealand’s landmark novels and is making its world premiere in Frame’s childhood hometown of Ōamaru (4 and 5 October), before heading to Auckland for a full season at Q Theatre (17 October – 2 November).

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Halloween in the Village
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Halloween in the Village

The family friendly event this is Halloween in the Village returns for its 12th year at Mt Eden Village on Saturday 2nd November 2019, with FREE fun and frights for kids of all ages. Get your spook on with ghoulish food, fortune telling, haunting music and so much more from 12 – 2pm. Warning: This event will be sure to get the goosebumps crawling!

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Romeo and Juliet
Dec
7
to Mar 1

Romeo and Juliet

Pop-up Globe’s farewell Auckland season, “The Summer of Love”, presented by Anthony Harper will feature a brand-new flagship production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Miles Gregory & the return of Miriama McDowell’s hugely popular Much Ado About Nothing, playing Fri 13 December – 1 March.

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Much Ado About Nothing
Dec
8
to Mar 1

Much Ado About Nothing

Pop-up Globe’s farewell Auckland season, “The Summer of Love”, presented by Anthony Harper will feature a brand-new flagship production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Miles Gregory & the return of Miriama McDowell’s hugely popular Much Ado About Nothing, playing Fri 13 December – 1 March.

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Jo Koy
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Jo Koy

Jo Koy will bring his Just Kidding World Tour to New Zealand in December 2019, in Wellington 9 December and Auckland 10 December.

Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated Netflix special, Comin' In Hot streaming worldwide NOW on Netflix, the comedian is currently on the first leg of his Just Kidding World Tour in North America. The Just Kidding World Tour will feature ALL NEW material.

Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells out theatres and arenas around the world, and has been breaking ticket sale records with his infectious and explosive energy on-stage. He pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal. The comedian has had four highly-rated and successful stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. He can also be heard on his weekly podcast, The Koy Pond with Jo Koy by Starburns Audio.

In 2018, Koy was given the prestigious Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In 2019, the comedian reached #1 on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle.

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Emilia
Mar
4
to Mar 22

Emilia

Directed by award-winning kiwi director and actor Miriama McDowell and featuring a diverse cast of women, the production will sign off Pop-up Globe’s farewell season from March 4-22, 2020, before the Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe theatre pops down, setting their sights on international touring seasons.

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Mr Red Light
Aug
30
to Sep 22

Mr Red Light

The company heralded for theatrical gems Te Pō and 360 is back in the spotlight with an incredible cast of theatre veterans and rising stars for the premiere of Mr Red Light. Playing at the Herald Theatre from 30 August to 22 September.

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We Will Rock You
Aug
20
to Sep 7

We Will Rock You

Following hot on the heels of the release of the internationally loved Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the smash hit West End musical 'We Will Rock You' returns to Auckland for a strictly limited season playing at the Bruce Mason Centre from August 20 - September 7, 2019. 

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All You Need Is Love
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

All You Need Is Love

From the Producers of The White Album ConcertBeatles Back2BackLet It Be and most recently Rubber Soul Revolver, All You Need is Love features the vocal brilliance of Jack JonesCiaran GribbinRai Thistlethwayte and Jackson Thomas with The Strawberry Fields Rock-Orchestra (Australia only) and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (NZ only).

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Like A River
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Like A River

You have 60 minutes to come up with a vision to save the world, and the timer’s ticking – what will you do?

Bursting with wit, energy and tenacity, ‘Like a River’ is an unpredictable and rule-breaking countdown to a better, different world. 

In a lively conversation with each other and the audience, our ensemble of five oddball individuals wrestle with the complexities of what it means to be a hero.

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Orchids
Jul
17
to Jul 27

Orchids

Orchids divulges the secrets of feminine magic and lost ritualistic practices, in a spellbinding performance from seven women aged 8yrs to 60yrs – including former Limbs dancer, Marianne Schultz.

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Mrs Krishnan's Party
Jul
11
to Aug 25

Mrs Krishnan's Party

Mrs Krishnan is at a crossroads and contemplating selling her shop. It’s Onam, a time to celebrate life, death and rebirth. But when, as a surprise, her lodger James invites 100 guests over (the audience) Mrs K has no choice but to throw the party of her life!

In the spirit of great parties everywhere, laughter abounds, stories are told, tables are danced on and 100 strangers become friends.

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Dragfest
Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dragfest

Dragfest is busting at the seams, and due to popular demand will be supersized up to the Logan Campbell Centre. The 90-minute spectacular will bring six of the most beloved queens in drag to Auckland for one night only, Tuesday 2nd July. The stage will explode with RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winners Monét X Change and Trinity The Tuck, and with Auckland’s best queens Tess Tickle, Buckwheat, Kita Mean and Chanel De Vinci will open the show.

 

See these fabulous queens serve sickening glamazonian realness:

ALYSSA EDWARDS, JASMINE MASTERS, LATRICE ROYALE, MANILA LUZON, MONET X CHANGE, TRINITY THE TUCK

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World Press Photo Exhibition
Jun
29
to Jul 28

World Press Photo Exhibition

The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 29 June- 28 July 2019 at the Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Auckland CBD. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Auckland by the The Rotary Club of Auckland.

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Onepū - Atamara Dance Company
Jun
28
to Sep 14

Onepū - Atamara Dance Company

Onepū is a powerful expression of mana wahine, (the intrinsic power of women), conveyed through Māori contemporary dance.

Inspired by a Kāi Tahu tradition, as told by rangatira Teone Taare Tikao, Onepū has been created by celebrated choreographer and dancer Louise Potiki Bryant, who is also the show’s video artist.

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ONCE: THE MUSICAL
Jun
27
to Jul 14

ONCE: THE MUSICAL

Kiwi singer-songwriter Lisa Crawley makes her musical theatre debut in the internationally acclaimed new Broadway musical ONCE which will capture the spirit of a gloriously gritty Irish pub from June 27 at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. This exhilarating almost-love story is the only show on Broadway to have music that won the Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award® - making it one of the most celebrated modern musicals in the world.

Set in modern-day Dublin, this is the story of a Dublin busker who gave up on his music – and his love – and the Czech musician who inspires him to dream again. In the space of a week their lives will change forever, as they take a gamble on this thing called life. It’s an “invisible” love story about change and identity, jumping across borders and barriers.

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Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
May
17
to May 25

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

No international comedian has been more dedicated to the annual NZ International Comedy Festival than Irishman Ed Byrne, who returns in May for his 9th tour down-under with his new show SPOILER ALERT, a total sell out at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival.

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2019 NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL WITH BEST FOODS MAYO
May
2
to May 26

2019 NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL WITH BEST FOODS MAYO

This May, the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with their mates at Best Foods Mayo will fill Auckland and Wellington venues with a smorgasbord of local and international leading and rising talent, this is one Comedy Fest season not to be missed. Kicking it all off is the Best Foods Comedy Gala hosted by Rhys Nicholson in Auckland and Justine Smith in Wellington.

You can get all the info you need and tickets at comedyfestival.co.nz

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Danny Bhoy: Age of Fools
Apr
24
to Apr 29

Danny Bhoy: Age of Fools

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand with a brand new show in 2019! 
Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling.

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The Road That Wasn’t There
Apr
13
to May 23

The Road That Wasn’t There

Having taken the world by storm with sell out seasons and five-star reviews, Trick of the Light Theatre returns to our shores for a 12-centre national tour of The Road That Wasn’t There. Championing puppetry, shadow play and live music this deliciously dark fairy-tale will unleash its magical charms on curious adults and kids (8 and up) from 13 April - 22 May.

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Björk - All is Full of Love
Mar
28
to Apr 2

Björk - All is Full of Love

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

In 'All is Full of Love', Blackbird Ensemble serves up an audio feast of Björk’s finest songs across the decades, reimagining her much-loved classics from Debut through to Medulla and Utopia.

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NZTrio presents The Americas
Mar
16
to Mar 31

NZTrio presents The Americas

Ashley Brown (cello) welcomes back Andrew Beer (violin) and Stephen De Pledge (piano) for a ripper of a programme with elements of New York nightlife, the wild west, jazzy blues, plus a liberal dose of spice from south o’ the border. It’s classical music, but it’s wearing boots to the party so dress casual, bring a compadre, and enjoy the ride.

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Eddie Izzard
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard is about to take on the universe again with his new world comedy tour ‘Wunderbar’.

Five years after his last comedy tour Force Majeure made comedy history having played 45 countries including all 50 US States and in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever, Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe’.

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Auckland Buskers Festival
Jan
25
to Jan 28

Auckland Buskers Festival

An unmissable line-up of international and local performers will hit the streets over Auckland Anniversary Weekend with energetic displays of breakdancing, music, hula-hoops, fire stunts, acrobatics and more! The Auckland International Buskers Festival 2019 returns to Auckland’s CBD and Waterfront for another year, with four full days of crowd-pleasing delights from January 25 – 28, 2019.

 

Ten extraordinary performers will come from far and wide with thrilling performances to entertain the Auckland crowds. The full line-up is still to come for a weekend full of impressive talent – save the date and your Christmas cash, and check back from Friday 21 December 2018 for the complete schedule.

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1000 Doors
Jan
10
to Feb 6

1000 Doors

Don’t miss the latest interactive installation, 1000 Doors, straight from the masterminds behind House of Mirrors as they take you through a series of doors, screens, portals and gateways that will make you experience a world like no other. Every entrance begins at the same door, but no two visitors will leave the same as they entered. Beware, things may get a little bit spooky!

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Sounds of Summer
Dec
6
to Jan 27

Sounds of Summer

Summer is settling in so head to your favourite inner-city hang out where we will have on offer live performances, cool drinks and a space to ‘lax back and enjoy the sunshine.

Our music man Matthew Crawley (Golden Dawn, Flying Out) has once again handpicked a delectable programme of live acts and DJs, happening every Thursday to Sunday, which pretty much guarantees awesome tunes.

Plus, every Friday evening don your tinsel scarf and warm up those vocal chords as a selection of Tāmaki Makaurau’s wonderful choirs belt out to Christmas shoppers in the square. 

And don’t forget to grab a selfie in front of the 12-metre tall Christmas tree!  

Keep an eye out for January’s programme to be announced very soon, which includes performances by NZ Opera and the Royal New Zealand Navy Band.

#soundsofsummer

Auckland Live would like to acknowledge the support of AUCKLAND UNESCO CITY OF MUSIC

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Christmas in the Park
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas in the Park

Mt Eden Village channels the silly season on Saturday 1st December with the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Fiesta as part of Christmas in the Village.

The Tree Decorating Fiesta offers a great chance for families to do something inventive together in an outdoor environment. With Christmas tunes pumping and families coming together to create, it’s the perfect way to slide on into the festive season

Once the tree is complete, kids can show their design to one of the Christmas helpers in exchange for an early Christmas treat and can take the tree home.

All of the $10 donation received goes toward supporting community initiatives in Mt Eden.

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