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.

Live Art : Sally Morton Dance - Disco Dance Class

1 Apr 2023
Mahara Place

Mahara Place,

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Here’s a shout out to all you disco mania lovers. Get dressed up in your favourite disco glad rags and groove on down to the Waikanae mall. Learn a simple but totally groovy routine with Sally Stopforth and boogie the lunch time away. Be there or be square!

Live Art @ Mahara is a series of free events held in Mahara Place from 31st Jan to 28th April.

Sleeping Beauty

19 Apr 2023
Southward Theatre

Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu , Otaihanga

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An enchanting dream of a pantomime.

The Pantoloons present a fantastical tale full of fairies, bravery and enchantment. Featuring all of the best-loved panto shenanigans live on stage – with an abundance of laughter, dance and music.

In the magical kingdom of Pantoland the fairies have bestowed their good wishes on Princess Bertie, but bad Fairy Frightful swirls in and casts a wicked spell! Who will outwit the naughty fairy and spoil her wicked plans? Will it be the dashing Prince Fabian from the poor kingdom next door? Meet the outrageous Nanny Fancy, good Fairy Sweetheart and all of the other hilarious characters. Don’t be caught napping! Grab your tickets now!

Kāpiti Playhouse turns 75: A Celebration

13 – 22 Apr 2023
Kapiti Playhouse

7 Ruahine St,

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It is Kāpiti Playhouse’s 75th Birthday and to celebrate we are delighted to bring you an event that showcases all that your local theatre has to offer!

Well known songs and shows from the past alongside new and exciting pieces.

75: A Celebration will provide much entertainment for all age groups. Bring the family for a great night out!

Eight shows that include music, dance, drama and more. It is local talent at it’s best. Cheers to 75 Great Years!


13 May 2023
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti

32 Raumati Rd,

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Courage, duty and honour are equally lampooned and championed. Light-hearted adventure filled with swagger and charm is armed to the teeth with breath-taking wordplay and laden with tongue-twisting treasures.

Staring with a day at the beach, corporate pirates cross swords with spirited young women accompanied by their guardian Major General Stanley, and, rather more successfully, with a troupe of baffled policeman. Love and romance as well as wit is in the air, together with tortuous legal wrangling, and sparkling music.

Argentine Tango Beginners Class

5 Apr – 24 May 2023
Raumati South Memorial Hall

7 Tennis Court Rd, Raumati

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Bring your partner, your friends, workmates, and acquaintances. Or come on your own. During the class this encouraging environment will help you connect with the music, the partner, and the floor and eventually make your way to your own tango.

Mark will introduce you to the fundamentals of Argentine Tango, tango history and urban legends. The lessons will teach you how to walk the tango and how to turn, which is technically all you need in order to dance. There will be some anxious moments no doubt and some good laughs too.

Shut Up & Dance - Paekākāriki Beginner's Club

26 Apr – 31 May 2023
Paekakariki Memorial Hall

98 The Parade,

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If you would prefer to come to your first dance class as an adult with a sticker on your chest that says “I have no idea what I’m doing”, “I really want to dance but i am nervous” or “I am so uncoordinated it’s dangerous please give me space” ...… this is the perfect class for you.

It's Beginner's Club - Paekākāriki Edition!

A 45 minute dance cardio class where you'll leave having learnt about a minutes worth of choreography to a routine inspired by a film, music video or musical. Every class is different and a surprise to everyone, so you don't need to worry about feeling 'behind'. In our classes, there are no mistakes – only moments.

Wear whatever you're comfortable moving and sweating in – don't forget a water bottle!

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