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Drama And Theatre Events In Wellington

Theatre, Performances And Plays In Wellington

Attending a theatre workshop could be tremendous fun and an absolute stress buster. Be it improv, musicals, open mics, screening or performing arts in Wellington, we have got it all covered. If you wish to step into the world of theatre and want to learn acting or storytelling, you can even register for theatre workshops happening in Wellington. Express and Impress and Collaborate with the theatre artists and hone your skills by simply attending a few theatre events every week or during weekends. Find out the best theatre events in Wellington. You will be surprised to find yourself locked in a laughter riot with your friends.

Upcoming Theatre Events in Wellington

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Postgraduate Conference 2019: To the Lighthouse

Film & Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington , 81 & 83 Fairlie Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6140, Wellington, New Zealand

All are welcome to attend the School of English, Film, Theatre & Media Studies's annual postgraduate conference, a showcase of PG student research. This year's theme, "To the Lighthouse," is inspired by the image of the humanities as a beacon, with... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Making Children's Rights Real in Aotearoa New Zealand: Civil Society Seminar

St John's Hall , 170 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand

This seminar is  for civil society: individuals, community groups, NGOs and anyone who has an interest in working together to advance children’s rights and wellbeing. It's an opportunity to learn from and meet with visiting children’s rights experts and e... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

The Meaning of (Ordinary) Time | A Conversation Evening

138 Wakefield St , Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

How we measure time shapes our experience of time. To count seconds, minutes, and hours, is different from attending to times and seasons. For centuries the Church has recognised this distinction and measured time and seasons around the life of Christ. T... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

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TAHI Festival Student Showcases

BATS Theatre , 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

We are super excited to be introducing three exciting student showcases as part of the TAHI Festival this year. Featuring nine emerging artists (students and graduates) from Te Auaha, Toi Whakaari and Victoria University and a variety of styles and genres... Read More

Thu Aug 22 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Aug 23 2019

Eternity Opera Presents 'Rigoletto' by Verdi

Eternity Opera Company , Hannah Playhouse, 12 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

After their critically acclaimed productions of 'Madam Butterfly', 'Don Giovanni', 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Orfeo', Eternity Opera is returning in August with Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece 'Rigoletto'. A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrif... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
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Kirin J Callinan - Return To Center NZ Tour - Wellington

San Fran , 171 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Wild and wondrous Australian treasure, Kirin J Callinan announces a four-date New Zealand tour this August to celebrate the release of his triumphant new record Return To Sender. Joined on the road by Dunedin's psychedelic pop quartet Marlin's Dreaming,... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
08:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Aug 24 2019

Festival of Joy

Bhakti Lounge Wellington. The Heart of Yoga and Meditation , 175 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

The biggest party of the year! Festival of Joy combines it all - music mantra meditation, dancing, drama, spiritual insights, interactive activities and words of wisdom - to bring you a higher experience. Not to mention TWO out-of-this-world meals ful... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019 at 05:00 pm to Sun Aug 25 2019 at 02:00 am

Hataitai Homewrecker

Hataitai , New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Elbowdrop presents HATAITAI HOMEWRECKER (VI) Instant Death (AUS/NZ) Dimestore Skanks WitchBlade Secrets Of The Sun August 24th Bands @ 8pm $5 Before the first band, $10 Afterwards Address TBA No Violence No Drama No BS This is will be a safe space whe... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sun Aug 25 2019 at 12:00 am

Aug 25 2019

1-Day Long Exposure Photography Workshop

Wellington , New Zealand

This is a one day coastal and long exposure photography workshop on Wellington’s South Coast with award-winning photographer Richard Young. On this workshop, you’ll learn how to shoot dramatic and awe-inspiring coastal landscapes and make long exposure ph... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Physical Theatre & Mime Workshop: Wellington Sunday 25 August

Toi Poneke Arts Centre , 61 - 69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6012, Wellington, New Zealand

A 3-hour intensive physical theatre and mime class for performing artists and any people wishing to develop their physical skills and awareness. Participants are taken on a journey of play and exploration, developing spontaneity, freedom, playfulness and... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Blue Dragon movie fundraiser

Penthouse Cinema and Cafe , Wellington, New Zealand

Blinded by the Light is this year’s Blue Dragon Children’s Trust NZ’s movie fundraiser for Blue Dragon Children's Foundation in Vietnam. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (director of Bend It Like Beckham), this new British comedy-drama movie is set in the town... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Micetro - Improv In Support of Kidney Kids

The Pow Wow Room , 74 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand 6001, Wellington, New Zealand

Classic comedy theatre without a script from the Wellington Improvisation Troupe, and a fundraiser to support a great cause. Micetro is a raucous evening of spontaneity that mixes beloved improv games, charismatic humility, and audience suggestions to cr... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Aug 27 2019

Reform of the Resource Management System: A Model for the Future (Wellington Workshop)

Bell Gully , Level 21, ANZ Centre, Wellington, New Zealand

Reform of the Resource Management System: A Model for the Future (Wellington Workshop) Tuesday 27 August 2019, 2pm – 5pm Bell Gully, Level 21 ANZ Centre, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington Over the course of 2019 the Environmental Defenc... Read More

Tue Aug 27 2019
02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

ALOFA (Wellington Season)

BATS Theatre , 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

aloFA is a uniquely told story about a Samoan family who deal with universal social and familial issues with humour and truth, and deep reflection. aloFA was first performed in 2014 in Upolu, Samoa and then travelled to PagoPago, American Samoa in 2015.... Read More

Tue Aug 27 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Aug 28 2019

Audio Described Performance - Cringe Worthy!

Circa Theatre , 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Circa Theatre is excited to present an Audio Described performance and touch tour of CRINGE WORTHY! Brought to you by the creators of The BeatGirls. Our Audio Describer for this event will be Perry Piercy! Performance date: Wednesday 28th August Perform... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Aug 29 2019

11th Annual Shirley Smith Address - Professor Vanessa Munro

Parliament , Wellington, New Zealand

The Women-in-Law Committee, NZLS Wellington branch is delighted to present the 11th Annual Shirley Smith Address: Judging Juries: The ‘Common Sense’ Conundrums of Prosecuting Violence Against Women presented by Professor Vanessa Munro, Professor of Law a... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019
05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Aug 30 2019

Aldous Harding | Wellington

The Hunter Lounge , Student Union Building, Victoria University, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand 6022, Wellington, New Zealand

Following the release of her mighty, critically acclaimed third album Designer, NZ singer-songwriter ALDOUS HARDING sojourns home for a nationwide tour this August. Backed by a full band, Harding will open festivities at Christchurch’s James Hay Theatre o... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Aug 31 2019

Jacqueline Fahey: A Painted Life - A public talk about the doco

Toi Poneke Arts Centre , 61 - 69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6012, Wellington, New Zealand

Film-makers Waka Attewell and Gerd Pohlmann team up with artist Sally Griffin to explore new boundaries in documentary filmmaking with the wonderful art of Jacqueline Fahey. The filmmakers invite you to a talk about their ‘work in progress documentary’... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

The Toga Party

The Fringe Bar , 28 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

The people who bought you "SFX: A Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Cabaret" are back with their next installment of curious cabaret theatre. Prepare yourself for an evening of deviant deities, mischievous masks, handsome heroes, and sloppy theology as Vaudeville Ink. asks th... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 03 2019

The Inter-FENN-tion

BATS Theatre , 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Five days, five different shows. One artist, five times. A collection of Fringe Festival classics and debut stagings by eclectic big brain performance morsel, George Fenn. Tuesday 3rd September - Router Sidewalker FRINGE CULT CLASSIC After 87 performanc... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Sep 05 2019

Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere

National Library of New Zealand , Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Taki Rua and Capital E present te reo Māori children's production Te Kuia Me Te Pūngāwerewere. Adapted from classic children's storybook The Kuia and the Spider by Patricia Grace with illustrations by Robyn Kahukiwa. Written and directed by Jamie McCaski... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

'Cry-Baby' - The Musical

Te Auaha , 65 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Whitireia Musical Theatre proudly presents the NZ Premiere season of  CRY-BABY Book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan Songs by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger Based on the Universal Pictures film written and direc... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 10 2019

Leading Community-Led Change Workshop - Wellington

St Andrew's on The Terrace , 30 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Community-Led Development (CLD) challenges our way of thinking, acting and leading. We need leadership from lots of different people, not just from a few exceptional people we call leaders. This workshop explores approaches and tools for thinking, acting... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
09:30 am to 04:00 pm

The Pink Hammer - LILAC fundraiser at Circa

Circa Theatre , 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Join LILAC and friends for a special fundraiser at Circa Theatre - starring Ginette McDonald Women in the Man-Cave! Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype that has kept women out of the too... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Wise Guy - BATS Theatre

BATS Theatre , 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

An existential dread with canned laughter. A debut New Zealand solo show starring young, igniting and gay performer Ethan Morse (THEREAFTER, Wellingtonians). Wise Guy directed by Keegan Bragg (Post-It-Notes, Shadow), opens at BATS Theatre on 10th Septemb... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Sep 12 2019

JET Programme 2020 Q&A @Victoria University of Wellington!

Room KKLT301 (Kirk Building Lecture Theatre 301) , Victoria University Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

2020 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme ARE YOU: • A New Zealand citizen? • Already graduated OR will have your Bachelor's Degree/Teaching Diploma conferred by late July 2020? • Interested in working and living in Japan? Have you ever wanted to... Read More

Thu Sep 12 2019
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Sep 13 2019

Downton Abbey Movie fundraiser

Penthouse Cinema and Cafe , Wellington, New Zealand

Join us for a fabulous night out with this magnificent movie. Tickets include a glass of wine that we will serve in the theatre so come along from 8pm and the movie starts at 8.30pm. We would welcome donations of pasta and pasta sauce in lieu of a raffle.... Read More

Fri Sep 13 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sep 14 2019

The Meegwai Comedy Lab, with Derek and Michi Flores

BATS Theatre , 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Stand Up comedy has long been thought of as a solo art, but in this day long workshop we will work along side you in exploring your authentic voice and digging deeper into your own personal comedy. We do this through the joys of group discovery, and leani... Read More

Sat Sep 14 2019
10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Sep 18 2019

Downton Abbey - The Movie

The Roxy Cinema , 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand 6022, Wellington, New Zealand

St Anthony’s School Seatoun is fundraising to upgrade the outdoor area for senior students. Join us for an exciting night on Wednesday 18 September, watching Downton Abbey - The Movie. The movie starts at 8.15pm. Please join us from 7.30pm at the Roxy C... Read More

Wed Sep 18 2019
08:15 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 20 2019

Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Embassy

Embassy Theatre , 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to The Embassy Theatre for 2019! Throw on some fishnets, and come celebrate the film with the longest theatrical release in Film History. Doors Open from 7pm. Floor show from 7.30pm. Screening starts around 8pm. All... Read More

Fri Sep 20 2019
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sep 21 2019

Celeste Barber - Challenge Accepted

Opera House , Wellington, New Zealand

Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Super Star Celeste Barber is the self proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle aspirations. Her meteoric rise on Instagram, parodying celebrity photographs, has resulted in her taking meeting... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019 at 08:00 pm

Sep 27 2019

TABS Save The Date!

BATS Theatre , 1 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

The Annual BATS Summit is back! We're in the midst of planning some great workshops, talks and panels for this year's TABS. Watch this space for more details! What is TABS? Powering up our artists! TABS is designed to fuel our artists’ creative fire a... Read More

Fri Sep 27 2019 at 05:00 pm to Sun Sep 29 2019 at 04:00 pm

Sep 28 2019

Stage and Screen Auditions (NZ Diploma in Drama)

Te Auaha , 65 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Audition for the New Zealand Diploma in Drama-Stage and Screen and start in March 2020. Learn everything from stagecraft and improvisation to mime and stage combat. You’ll have the opportunity to perform at professional theatres and in Te Auaha productio... Read More

Sat Sep 28 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Musical Theatre – NZ Diploma in Performing Arts Auditions

Te Auaha , 65 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Sing, act, dance. Be a ’triple threat’ as a versatile performer. Every year you’ll perform in a major show such as our recent productions of The Addams Family and Little Shop of Horrors. Work with musical directors and choreographers who are in demand.... Read More

Sat Sep 28 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Oct 05 2019

SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2019 performance

Pipitea Marae , 55-59 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V and Macbeth will be directed by Terence Crawford, Erina Daniels and James Cain respectively and performed at Pipitea Marae on Saturday 5 October at 7.30pm. The 46 students, chosen from the 24 Regional and Na... Read More

Sat Oct 05 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Filthy Fan-Fiction: A Lewd Late-Night Literary Show

The Fringe Bar , 28 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Celebrate the outrageous, beautiful, sometimes horrifying art that is fan fiction with us! Witness some of Wellington's most hilarious harlots reading the filthiest, funniest fan-fiction they could find, this Saturday October 5th at The Fringe Bar. We've... Read More

Sat Oct 05 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Oct 06 2019

1-Day Long Exposure Photography Workshop

Wellington , New Zealand

This is a one day coastal and long exposure photography workshop on Wellington’s South Coast with award-winning photographer Richard Young. On this workshop, you’ll learn how to shoot dramatic and awe-inspiring coastal landscapes and make long exposure ph... Read More

Sun Oct 06 2019
12:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Oct 11 2019

The unSPOKEN WORD: The Mini Series

2Face DRAMA , Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

2Face DRAMA presents “The unSPOKEN WORD: The Mini Series”. A fun-filled 3 day event with music, dancing, and a range of creative art workshops all surrounding suicide awareness. This weekend will be held 11th to 13th October at Kennedy Park, Napier and th... Read More

Fri Oct 11 2019 at 09:00 am to Sun Oct 13 2019 at 03:00 pm

SAFIA Australia & New Zealand Tour

San Fran , 171 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

SAFIA AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR With Special Guests Boo Seeka ----------------------------------------------- ? ? Fan Bundle pre-sale: Wed 22nd May @ 12:30pm AEST ? ? Ticketing pre-sale: Thu 23rd May @ 9am AEST ? General on sale: Fri 24th May @ 9... Read More

Fri Oct 11 2019
06:00 pm to 10:59 pm

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Live In WLG , 175 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Three times Grammy winner, Actor, storyteller and country music superstar Kris Kristofferson returns to Australia & New Zealand for a national tour with band The Strangers this September & October! Having accomplished more in his lifetime than mos... Read More

Fri Oct 11 2019 at 06:30 pm

Oct 12 2019

World of WearableArt in Wellington

TSB Bank Arena , Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

World of WearableArt (WOW) combines an international wearable art competition with a spectacular stage show. Celebrating its 30th year in 2018, New Zealand’s single largest theatrical production attracts entries by designers from all around the world work... Read More

Sat Oct 12 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Drag Scratch Night! An Experimental Showcase

Ivy Bar , 63 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington (James Smith building basement), Wellington, New Zealand 6021, Wellington, New Zealand

SCRATCH /skratʃ/ verb; to score, mark, cancel, abrade, expunge, strike out. Welcome to Drag Scratch Night - a showcase of the daring, extreme, risqué, and profane. This October, witness some of the capital's best and brightest dragsters throw caution to... Read More

Sat Oct 12 2019
09:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Oct 17 2019

Plini , Nick Johnston and Heavy Metal Ninjas - Auckland

Valhalla , 154 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

New World Artists, Evolution Touring and Sheet Happens Publishing Present PLINI AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR OCTOBER 2019 Sydney’s independent instrumental progressive solo artist, PLINI, announces his Australia and New Zealand headline tour in Octo... Read More

Thu Oct 17 2019
07:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Oct 18 2019

Late Effects of Polio Symposium

Nordmeyer Theatre , University of Otago, 23a Mein Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Late Effects of Polio Symposium Friday 18 October 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown Did you think that polio in NZ was yesterday’s problem? Not so… A surv... Read More

Fri Oct 18 2019
09:30 am to 04:30 pm

Plini, Nick Johnston and Heavy Metal Ninjas - Wellington

Valhalla , 154 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

New World Artists, Evolution Touring and Sheet Happens Publishing Present PLINI AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR OCTOBER 2019 Sydney’s independent instrumental progressive solo artist, PLINI, announces his Australia and New Zealand headline tour in Octo... Read More

Fri Oct 18 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sat Oct 19 2019 at 12:00 am

Oct 27 2019

Tea Time Talkies: Singing in the Rain

The Roxy Cinema , 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand 6022, Wellington, New Zealand

Ladies and gentlemen, may we introduce you to the perfect Sunday afternoon... Gather a group of friends and join us for our Tea Time Talkies at The Roxy! Carefully designed to make your movie experience all that extra bit special, Tea Time Talkies will ta... Read More

Sun Oct 27 2019
12:30 pm to 03:00 pm

Oct 29 2019

Scenes From Nothing

Toi Poneke Arts Centre , 61 - 69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6012, Wellington, New Zealand

An Eight Week Improv Course with Jennifer O'Sullivan Does an empty stage with no suggestion prompt panic in your improv? Relax. You have everything you need right there with you. This series of workshops focuses on the skills needed to deliver consistent... Read More

Tue Oct 29 2019
05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Nov 08 2019

Ovio Mindfulness Beginners Workshop.- Wellington Nov 8th

The Mindful room , 17 Garrett St, Wellington, New Zealand

OVIO MINDFULNESS BEGINNER’S WORKSHOP $125 includes- 3 hour workshop, Ovio mindfulness journal, Life time access to Ovio online. Delicious Supper. Our Ovio Mindfulness Beginner’s Retreat is an in... Read More

Fri Nov 08 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

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