Welcome to The Play House Theatre
This fabulous facility is a short drive from Nelson, just off the Motueka highway near Mapua. Out here we believe in good food, good entertainment and good times. This venue was nominated by the New Zealand Hospitality Association as the countries best entertainment venue in 2015 and 2016. We are are also a fabulous Nelson Wedding venue.
We have live entertainment on regular basis. Bands large and small, all genres, all styles, all hand picked and amazing. We also host plays, stand up comedy, murder mysteries, improv, and much much more. Check out the calendar for information.
Great Outdoor Setting
With a beautiful outdoor garden the Café forhealthylives allows groups or individuals to find a secluded spot in the shade or come and socialise around the many wooden and stone tables.
Ideal Function Venue
The venue is a fantastic setting for your Nelson wedding, birthday, staff function or any other reason you feel like having a celebration.
Allow your guest to enjoy the lovely gardens and be served in our artistically decorated restaurant. From large groups of up 120 seated, more for cocktail style, to intimate gatherings, we have the solution for your needs. Live entertainment happens here all year round, so please check our What’s On page to find out about all the upcoming events here at The Play House Cafe.