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Rainy Day? Check out the Fantastic range of movies at Event Cinemas and Rialto

Saturday 30th July Open Air Movie Night

Due to the MetService issuing a severe weather warning the Downtown Tauranga Open Air Movie Night was postponed (originally set to play on the 23rd of July) due to health & safety regulations.  The Movie 'Rio' and BOP Film's short film 'Just Three Girls' will now play on Saturday 30th July.  We look forward to seeing you there. Bring the whole family down to Wharf Street with rugs, cushions and bean bags and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars with the movie screening of Rio.

Time: Pre-entertainment from 5pm, movie screening from 6pm
Location: Wharf Street
Tickets: Free open event
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Saturday 30th July - Artist Talk: Denise Batchelor

Join artist Denise Batchelor in discussion about her moving image practice and her mesmerising exhibition Natura Naturans.

Time: 2.00pm
Location: Tauranga Art Gallery
Tickets: Free event, bookings required, please contact the gallery on 07 578 7933 or office@artgallery.org.nz
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Wednesday 3rd August - Saturday 6th August - FAME - The Musical

Presented by:   Tauranga Girls College. The musical that inspired new generations to don legwarmers and leotards and light up the sky like a flame is back by popular demand! FAME the musical provides an open look at the New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, where sweat and hard work are the key factors to a successful life as a performer.

Times: Click here for pricing
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $18 - $28
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Thursday 4th August - Curators Talk: Petrus van der Velden: The “best kind of bohemian”

From the moment he set foot in this country, Van der Velden loomed large in the New Zealand imagination. Dr Rebecca Rice considers the myth of the man, the example he set, and his artistic legacy.

Times: 5.30pm
Location: Tauranga Art Gallery
Tickets: $10 - booking required, please contact the gallery on 07 578 7933 or office@artgallery.org.nz

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Tuesday 9th August - The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show

Presented by: Showtime Australia. Starring: Belinda Davids.

This astounding tribute show is taking the world by storm! A fun and heart-felt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career, including ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and many more.

Times: 8.00pm - 10.30pm
Location: Baycourt
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Wednesday 10th August - The Night is Young

The Night is Young’ is a show, in which ten Bay of Plenty secondary schools from Katikati to Te Puke, are invited to showcase their their performing arts talents on the Baycourt Stage.

Times: 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $9.50 - $15
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Monday 15th August - Tuesday 16th August - Menopause The Musical - On Fire

Menopause the Musical is set to pour more blood, sweat (think buckets) and tears on New Zealand as this award-winning, box office record-breaking show returns for a national tour. Menopause the Musical sets four women in a department store who have nothing in common but a black lace bra they want to buy at a lingerie sale. The female cast pokes fun of their woeful hot flushes, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between them, and a wonderful musical that features popular tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s is born.

Times: 8.00pm - 10.00pm (both days)
Location: Baycourt
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Saturday 27th August - Silent Cinema City Lights By Charlie Chaplin

City Lights was Charlie Chaplin’s last silent film, about a homeless tramp who befriends a lovely blind flower seller and convinces her he is a millionaire. The movie contains some of Chaplin's great comic sequences, including the famous prize fight in which the Tramp uses his nimble footwork to always keep the referee between himself and his opponent. City Lights is accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ played by Ron Clark and takes you back to golden years of Silent Cinema. Enjoy the pre movie frivolity in the Baycourt foyer from 7pm, transformed into a 1920/30s speakeasy, with a wonderful prize package for best dressed!  And, as it is the 90 year anniversary of the Mighty Wurlitzer and the Queens 90th birthday, Baycourt have decided that all 90 year old’s get  to see the movie for free!

Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $10 - $20
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Wednesday 7th September - Under the Same Moon

A heartfelt comedy about daughters and their wayward mothers featuring a cultural crash-course in family love, plenty of laughs, and a few tears.

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $10 - $25
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Friday 9th September - Saturday 24th September - NZ Regional Tour of Mamma Mia!

A mother, a daughter, 3 possible Dads, a trip down the aisle you will never forget! Over 54 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music of Mamma Mia! The ultimate feel-good musical. This sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Featuring 22 ABBA hits including Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All & Take a Chance on me.

Director: Russell Dixon
Choreographer: Kelsey Andrew
Musical Director: Elise Rohde

Times: Click here for times
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $34 - $49
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Friday 30th September - Saturday 1st October - HONK! JR

STEPS PERFORMING ARTS, directed by Paula Harrison presents, HONK! JR, a contemporary comedy musical of the classic tale of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ by Hans Christian Anderson appropriate for everyone in the family. HONK! JR  became a standout by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical. The Broadway musical score written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (who wrote Mary Poppins), tells the story of Ugly, whose odd gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbours. Ugly pursued by a hungry cat to leave the farm and on his journey he meets various characters. Along his journey he not only discovers the true beauty and glorious destiny, but he also finds love and acceptance.

Times: Click here for times
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $20 - $30
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Saturday 8th October - Life's a Circus

Presented by: Tauranga Floral Arts Group. Francine has travelled throughout New Zealand and to the east coast of Australia teaching, judging and demonstrating. She was a demonstrator at the 2014 WAFA World Show in Ireland, representing New Zealand as part of an international demonstration. Francine will bring the stage alive with beautiful designs, music, dance and flowers showcasing the beauty that is life.

Time: 4.30pm - 6.45pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $35 - $55
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Tuesday 25th October - The Gruffalo

Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler published by Macmillan Children's Books. After sell-out seasons throughout the world, including the West End and Broadway, and throughout New Zealand in 2010 – 11,The Gruffalo returns in 2016! Whether their favourite food is roasted fox, owl ice cream, scrambled snake or Gruffalo crumble, audiences eat up this delectable tale about the adventures of a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators. Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this big scary monster of a show.

Times: 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $28
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Sunday 30th - Monday 31st October - A Lion in The Meadow and Other Stories By Margaret Mahy

Presented By: Tim Bray Productions. Celebrating 25 years (1991 – 2016)

A Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories by Margaret Mahy adapted for the stage by Tim Bray, songs by Christine White. Join in the fun as some of Margaret Mahy’s best-loved stories are together into one enjoyable and imaginative show. Magical Mahy comes to life on stage. Featuring Mahy’s stories A Lion in the Meadow, Leaf Magic and The Witch in the Cherry Tree, along with her poems, Magic and The Reluctant Hero, or Barefoot in the Snow.

Bring your class, school or early childhood centre to the shows on Friday 21 October. Public also welcome.
Generous Discounts for groups
Free Teachers’ Resource Guide packed with cross-curricula activities to do before and after your visit to the show
Home School groups welcome

Times: Click here for more information
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $14 - $17
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Wednesday 2nd November - NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven

In this closing programme of the Masterworks series, Edo de Waart showcases the emotional power and technical prowess of the NZSO. The sparkling overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delicious confectionery of sound. Composed when Mendelssohn was 17, it has remained a firm favourite for good reason. As we are led into Shakespeare’s comedy, we can still marvel at the precocious wit that created such magical music.

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $15 - $62
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Tuesday 8th - Wednesday 9th November - Grease

The West End smash hit musical that features all those unforgettable songs from the movie, and dazzling costumes, GREASE is the original High-School musical. Packed with explosive energy, this high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party is ready to rumble. Since the show’s Broadway premiere in 1972, followed by the 1978 hit movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John; which went on to become the highest grossing movie-musical of all time, GREASE has triumphed across the globe, striking a universal chord with its irresistible mix of adolescent angst, vibrant physicality and 1950s pop culture.

Time: 8pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $55 - $99.90
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Saturday 12th November - Sunday 13th November - The Nutcracker – Imperial Russian Ballet

Following their sell-out 2015 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to perform The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky’s music. The genius of Tchaikovsky created one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. The illustrious cast of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company enjoy performing The Nutcracker more than any other ballet from their extensive repertoire, especially when they are joined by children from local ballet schools in the cities that they perform in around the world. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia.

12 November 8pm-10pm
13 November 2pm-4pm
Location: Baycourt
Tickets: $60.50 - $98.50
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Friday 9th December - Marley NZ All-Stars Celebrate the Legend 

Tiki Taane, Boh Runga, Logan Bell (Katchafire), Ria Hall, Laughton Kora (Kinetic), Jason Kerrison (OpShop, Babysitters Circus and Fungi), Anna Coddington, Fran Kora (Kora) and P Digsss (Shapeshifter) will perform his biggest hits including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier, Punky Reggae Party, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many many more.

Time: 5.30pm - 10.00pm
Location: Wharepai Domain, Tauranga 

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