Theatre, Film and 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.

Māoriland Film Festival 2020

68 Main St, Ōtaki

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Get set for the largest Indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Māoriland exists to uplift the perspectives and stories of Indigenous peoples.

In March 2020 Māoriland Film Festival will once again present amazing films from all parts of the world with the theme of Me Reretau - Be in Balance.

Keep an eye out for the festival programme - which will be available from Waitangi Day - February 6, 2020.

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Pianist Michael Endres Opens Mulled Wine Concert 2020 Series

Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 98 The Parade, Paekakariki

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In a development that will surely please Kapiti concert-goers, the highly regarded German pianist Michael Endres will open the Mulled Wine Concert programme this year.

International critics have described Endres as "one of the most interesting pianists recording today." 

Mulled Wine Concerts is now entering its thirteenth year of concerts in Paekakariki and organiser Mary Gow is jubilant. As she says, "we are delighted to be back in our "home" at the Memorial Hall, The Parade in Paekakariki. We have our stunning sea-front hall and a lovely programme to get us started. As we are in the "Beethoven's 250th Year" celebrating his baptismal year, it is appropriate that we include some of his masterpieces. What a pleasure it will be to hear beautiful music in such a pleasant setting!"

Sir Jon Trimmer is displaying his art works and also some of his brother's.

Season tickets are available now (until 20 March) at just $100 (five concerts for the price of four including the Gala performances on June 21 and August 16 which are $35) from [email protected]

Tickets Pre-sales (until 20 March) Adults $25, Students (under 14) $10.

Door sales $30.

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Menopause The Musical

Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu

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The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020!

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”.

This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women (and brave men) have been laughing about for over 18 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

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Friends! The Musical Parody

Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd,, Paraparaumu

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So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody.

Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Now it’s your chance to be part of the next chapter in the Friends saga. It’s the cliff hanger episode. The one you don’t want to miss! Once you see it, Friends! The Musical Parody will make your day, your week, your month, or even your year!

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