What's on at the Theatre

We have some extremely talented drama and theatrical societies in North Canterbury who are constantly coming up with musicals, shows and comedies to keep us entertained all year round.  Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date list of shows in the Waimakariri.


18-28 October 2017

Holding Court

Holding courtThe court house is set for closure, and the legal fraternity isn’t happy about it.

That’s the premise behind the Rangiora Players’ new comedy Holding Court, written by Dunedin playwright Tim Hambleton.

It’s a theme Rangiora can certainly identify with, having had its own court close due to an expensive earthquake repair bill, and competition from the justice and emergency services precinct in Christchurch.

In the play, an official from the Ministry of Justice has arrived to consider cutting court back to just two days a week due to a declining caseload, or maybe even shutting the place down altogether. Besides, there’s a bigger facility just up the road.

For those affected there may still be a chance to save their court and their jobs – if only the eccentric judge and his attendant lawyers can come up with a suitably clever plan in time, preferably one that’s legal!

2-11 November, 2017

Company - A Musical Comedy

COmpanyCompany: Stephen Sondheim's revolutionary musical comedy takes a sophisticated, perceptive, and uproarious look at relationships, loneliness, and "Being Alive."

Attractive, 35 years old and single, Bobby is the central character in a series of vignettes with his married friends and girlfriends as he begins to understand the realities of marriage. Notable songs include: Another Hundred People, Barcelona, Marry Me a Little, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, Getting Married Today, and Side by Side by Side. This wildly funny musical is one you won't want to miss!

28 November 2017

Saturday Night FeverSat Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever is the iconic coming-of-age story of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn.  This contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977.

10 May - 26 May

Jekyll & Hyde

More info to come at a later date.