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Trafalgar Park was used for cricket as early as the 1880s. Since then, many more types of sporting events have taken place here and Trafalgar Park has undergone many upgrades in order to showcase more and more sport and recreation activities and to seat more people. In recent years the Park has also been used for concerts and other entertainment as well.
Nestled amongst the trees on Wellington's rugged southern coastline, The Pines is one of the most innovative and pleasurable cabarets in New Zealand. Always a showcase for local talent, whether it is opera, pop, or indigenous Maori music and culture they will guarantee you a night remember. This venue is fully licensed, has a resident band and is available to hire for private or corporate functions. Because of the location it is recommended that out of towners seek this hidden jewel by way of taxi.
The New Zealand School of Dance and Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School are New Zealand's national training institutions for dance and drama. Both schools are housed in Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre in Wellington. Te Whaea shows feature a diverse mix of contemporary dance, classical ballet, new New Zealand theatre and Shakespeare. As the purpose of these productions is to utilise the students' talents to their extreme, you can often see shows exploring a wide variety of dance and theatre on a scale rarely found in professional companies. Plus, all tickets are marked reasonably.
This 360-seat theatre is popular for corporate functions as well as traditional theatre productions. Fully flexible to suit the needs of the client, whether corporate or private, is the great strength of this auditorium. The vibrant in-house productions by the university drama faculty are inspiring and a must for lovers of theatre. The intimacy of the venue enhances most productions and truly brings the craft of theatre to life. All modern set, lighting and stage equipment are available at Victoria University Memorial Theatre.
This company promotes tours and theater in the Maori language. These shows are produced for indigenous New Zealand audiences but are a unique experience for overseas visitors. There are many opportunities for Maori theater practitioners to showcase their talents to the world at a series of advertised productions throughout the year. Story telling has long passed on Maori history and myth, and there is no better way to understand this than by frequenting one of these productions.
This unique cinema is a work of love for owner John Bell. Specializing in classic films this small theatre is accessible by joining the Time Cinema club and attending club night showings on alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays. Small and comfortable, there is also a museum of film equipment. There is something special about watching a movie preceded by short comedies or news items and some older films have a musical accompaniment. Organizations and groups are welcome.
Chamber Music New Zealand has been bringing artists of international repute to New Zealand for decades. Past visits have included artists such as the Amadeus and Wihan Quartets, Yehudi Menuhin and the Nash Ensemble, as well as the New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand Chamber Orchestra. Christchurch receives five concerts a year, with New Zealand works always featuring in one or two programmes. The quality of the performances ranges from the very good to the brilliant, and thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand tickets are affordable, with concessions for those under 26 years of age.Fax (04) 384 3773 Phone (04) 384 6133 or 0800 CONCERT (0800 266 2378
This quaint theatre company is situated in an historic part of the city. Their productions are greatly varied from the experimental to Victorian farce, and offer the theatre connoisseur a real smorgasbord of shows. All new members to this talented amateur group are welcome.
New Zealand's premier cricket ground, the Basin was originally planned as a small boat haven to be linked to the harbor by a canal. An 1855 earthquake raised the surrounding land by one meter and the Basin was laid out as a cricket oval to the delight of a century of cricket lovers from all over the world. Watching cricket "on the bank" on a balmy summers day is a wonderful experience. The National Cricket Museum is also sited at this facility. Every December the grounds are home to the magical Christmas celebration Carols by Candlelight.
On opening in 1914, this theatre was one of the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. It has a lavishly decorated interior, with a domed ceiling and grand circle together with two tiers of boxes. The facility was strengthened and restored in 1977, but retained many original features. The 'grand old lady' hosts ballet, plays, opera and comedy shows and is a stalwart of the 'International Festival of the Arts'. There is a bar, a balcony over the street for between scene sipping, and disabled seating.
In the heart of downtown Wellington is this modern 100-seat theatre for hire. Rising from the ashes of the old Repertory Theatre, this auditorium has state of the art lighting and sound facilities. The playhouse is available for school, university, commercial or private productions. If you are young and at a loose end then it is worth noting that a lot of visiting international Techno Pop Disc Jockeys perform here. Admission: Varies with performances.
A historic building, Wellington Town Hall is a spectacular structure that first opened in 1904. This iconic structure serves as a base for the city councilors and mayor. This beautiful venue has several spaces available for all kinds of entertainment. The auditorium itself is a beautiful peace of art famous for music performances. It boasts of one of the best acoustic systems not only in New Zealand but the world. On site catering is available here. A major entertainment hub, you must drop in to see this beautiful building the next time you are in Wellington.