Theatre, Film & Dance

Explore the world of performing arts and film right here on the Kāpiti Coast. From touring national productions, international masterpieces and local talent, it's all right here - all year round.

Denise Walker Dance Academy: The Forgotten Forest

10 – 11 Dec 2022
Southward Theatre

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Come join us on a journey through a Forgotten Forest as our amazing dancers take the stage at Southward Theatre.

The Forgotten Forrest is a collaboration of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance styles.

We are excited to be able to celebrate our year of dance with you so come along and support Denise Walker Dance Academy and enjoy this dance spectacular. Both shows start at 2pm and suitable for all ages.

Waikanae School presents Hamilton

14 Dec 2022
Southwards Theatre

Otaihanga Rd , Otaihanga

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“Hamilton'' is a critically acclaimed hip-hop musical.

Alexander Hamilton was born with nothing, an orphan immigrant, but changed the world forever as he became a founding father of the United States.

Filled with battles and revolution, politics and duels at sundown, romance and a lot of humour this story is told on-stage accompanied by many banger songs!

The students at Waikanae School have directed, produced, and choreographed this musical as an entirely independent, student-led production.

He Huia Kaimanawa

16 – 17 Dec 2022
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Sir Jon Trimmer Theatre

32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu

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Visually potent and experientially impactful, it is a visceral exploration of learning Te Reo Māori as second language learners.

He whakaaroha, ā, he kōtuinga tairongo o te nukuhanga, o te reo, o te whaitua me ngā hangarau mariko.

He mea huataki e Bianca Hyslop, kaitito nekehanga, rāua ko Rowan Pierce, kaihoahoa, a He Huia Kaimanawa. He whakaari mataora e urupare ana i te maieatanga, te tūhuratanga me te whakamānawatanga o te Reo Māori.

Ka titiro whakamuri ki ō mua rā me te kauneke whakamua ki te āpōpō, ā, ka puea ake i te whakaari ēnei mea te rirohanga me te whakahokinga, waihoki, he whakanui i te mahi a te tini nāna i para te huarahi e ora tonu ai te Reo Rangatira.

He whakamātakitaki tū ana te ihi, hītaratara ana te kiri a He Huia Kaimanawa, ka mutu, he toronga nō te whatumanawa rawa ki te whakaūkaipō anō i te reo i riro.


A poignant and affecting synergy of movement, voice, spatial design and virtual technologies.

Initiated by choreographer Bianca Hyslop and designer Rowan Pierce, He Huia Kaimanawa is a new performance experience that responds to the resurfacing, reclaiming and honouring of Te Reo Māori.

Through the gathering of real life stories it confronts accounts of loss and reclamation that are shared by so many across Aotearoa. These accounts are deeply resonant for all who call Aotearoa home.

Looking to the past as we move into the future, the work brings to light these stories of loss and reclamation while celebrating the work of the many who have carved the path for the ongoing revitalisation of Te Reo Rangatira.

Presented as a series of imagined realities, He Huia Kaimanawa brings into focus the importance and challenges this revitalisation process is facing in an increasingly virtual world.

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