SUMMER TIME AT THE PLAYHOUSE

Just a quick heads up, we have chosen not to open for lunches this year. We had twins in February, plus a 2 year old so we want to focus on them. We do have HEAPS of great great events for you to enjoy at The Playhouse Theatre..

Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th January:
Paul Ubana Jones

$30, Show from 8pm, Dinner from 6pm
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night.
Paul Ubana Jones has been the shining light in the New Zealand Blues scene for many a year now. He has criss-crossed the country many times and will be gracing the Playhouse stage on 1st April for what sure to be a sell out.
Book early not to miss out.
Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was playing guitar by the age of 11, beginning a three decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording seven albums of mostly original songs.
After graduating from a London music college, where he studied guitar and cello, Paul began to forge the solo acoustic style that he has stuck to and developed over the years. In the late seventies, Paul based himself in Provence, Southern France, and toured all over Europe and North Africa, as well as venturing extensively into Canada and the US.
In the late eighties Paul and his family moved to New Zealand, which is still their permanent home. He has continued to perform internationally, to growing acclaim. Concert performances include opening for the likes of Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and touring with: Taj Mahal, Keb Mo’, Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and Norah Jones.

Friday 8th January
Gary McCormick and Hammond Gamble

$30, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night.
Comedy and blues, the perfect combo. Iconic comedian and scholar Gary McCormick teams up with the legendary blues man Hammond Gamble at the best venue in the land.

Saturday 9th January
Paul Madsen presents a Tribute to Queen and The Beegees

$25, show starts at 8pm. Dinner from 6pm.
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night.
All the classics, We will rock you, Bohemian Rapacity, Staying Alive, More than a woman, We are the Champions and all of the rest in this night of awesomeness. Paul Madsen is a world class entertainer, gaining fame with Stars in their eyes and rocking venues around the country for over 30 years. If you have seen Paul you know he is the man…if you haven’t seen Paul it’s about time you have!

Sunday 10th January
$25, show starts 7pm, dinner from 530pm.
Inspired Productions Trust is proud to bring you StreetFest’s ‘Stars of the Street’
Comedy shenanigans, Death Defying acts of Skill, Dexterity & Daring not allowed on the Street!!
World renowned performers are guaranteed to amaze, amuse & bemuse!

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January Nick Rado Comedy Special and live taping
$20, show starts at 8pm. Dinner from 6pm.
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night. Nick Rado is the winner of Best Male Comedian and is a five-time winner of Best Comedy MC at the New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards. He has performed at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just 4 Laughs Sydney comedy showcase, has opened for Rob Brydon, Danny Bhoy & Aziz Ansari on their nationwide tours.As seen on: 7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention? The Comedy Channel Australia, The Nightwatchmen & Narrow World of Sports for Fox Sports Australia and as heard on The Rock’s Sporting Rumble.

Friday 22nd January
The Best 80s Night Ever!!!

Free entry, Dinner from 6pm, Dancing from 730pm.
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night.
Relive the glory days and Wake me up before you go, because with or without you, we’ll be dancing with somebody, as we live on prayer with girls just wanting to have fun in Africa! Beat it on down to the Playhouse, for this night of careless whispers, as we get physical and footloose. Don’t feel under pressure to come on Eilleen, but if you miss out you may get a total eclipse of the heart.
Bookings essential.
Free to the public from 730pm but tables only guaranteed for diners.

Saturday 23rd Jan
Local Legends, Tillarman, Soul Kitchen and Lemon Grass

$20, Music starts at 730pm, doors and dinner from 6pm
The best of the best, cream of the crop local bands smash the Playhouse stage. Expect a great mix of Reggae, folk, Psychedelic madness.
Get your tickets at eventfinda or the door.

Friday 29th January:

SALMONELLA DUUUUBBBBB!!! FULL LIVE BAND…Tickets at salmonelladub.com

Saturday 30th January
Fleetwood Mac and Elton John Tribute

$20 show, plus $40 3 course set menu
dinner from 6pm, show from 8pm
Call 5402985 for bookings
Join two of the south islands best entertainers, Craig Alott and Shannon Cooper- Garland for a night of amazing music from the world’s best acts.
Please call us to book your tables as this will definitely sellout
Tables only for diners only…limited tables of 2, so book soon.

Laughton Kora Sunday Session
Sunday 31st January
$20, 5pm till 10pm
including DJs and support acts to be announced soon.
$25 BBQ plate on offer plus fully licenced bar
Get your tickets from nelsontickets.nz and The Richmond Mall.Tickets go on sale online from Monday 21st December and from Mall Jan 7th.Join us for a kick ass Sunday session on Sunday 31st Jan with the ever amazing Laughton Kora plus friends.Laughton is a legendary force behind your favorite bands. Kora, Fly My Pretties, Salmonella Dub and many many more.It’s going to be a cool afternoon with the BBQ hot and PA cranking.First in first served for tables so be in early!Call us on 540295 for more info.Support acts include
Zac Griffith + friends (Live countrified set)
Lady J lounge and 80’s sets
Dj Hawaii

Friday 5th Feb : ABBA Tribute Show presented by Paul Madsen and Friends
$25 for show, $35 two course set menu additional Mamma Mia!Come on Chiquitta!Take a chance on me and become a Dancing Queen at the Waterloo (otherwise known as the Playhouse). Bring along your Super Trouper because Fernado says the Winner Takes It All.Join the ever entertaining Paul Madsen and friends present the music from the best band ever! ABBA! Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, and all the hits.Gonna be very popular so please book ahead!
Call us on 5402985 at The Playhouse directly to book a table

Friday 12th February
AC/NZ ACDC Tribute Show

$25pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night.
NZDC are New Zealand’s premier AC/DC Experience. School-boy suit and all, they offer mind-blowing resemblance to the legendary AC/DC. Performing songs from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era, you’ll be seeing one of the most authentic experience shows on the planet!

Saturday 6th March
Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute: Landslide

$34pp, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm,
plus $35 two course set menu for diners. Diners are guaranteed a table for the whole night.
Landslide Show present an amazing night of the Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. These guys are a full live band of New Zealand’s best musicians bringing all the best from one of the longest enduring bands in history. Seating is limited to 50 diners only with standing room for General Admission customers to insure a large dance floor to get down on! Pre-sale tickets go on sale November 1st so why not get someone a great treat for Christmas!