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31 Mar
23 Nov
Arts on tour NZ
31 March to 23 November

Baycourt Presents is bringing seven Arts On Tour NZ  Read more

24 Sep
17 Oct
Heart Of Christmas: Wearable Art Competition
24 September to 17 October

Enter your Christmas themed wearable art design (sketch) and you could be one of 20 creatives who will receive $500 and a mannequin to bring your creations to life and be exhibited throughout the city centre this Xmas.  Read more

ISYFF Nz Nationals 2018
17 October

Screenings of the top films from around New Zealand will be held at Baycourt for a red carpet awards ceremony, with Nathan Avakian, the festival’s composer, playing the Wurlitzer live.   Read more

26 October

Atamira Dance Company’s PANGO combines dance, light & the live music of Shayne Carter & James Webster to create an extraordinary, raw, human performance that explores ‘Te Kore’ - the state of unlimited potential for being.  Read more

Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos
26 October

In a concert with a similar format to our acclaimed Mario Lanza show in 2016, we look into the lives and music of many of the world’s greatest singers of all time including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Caruso and Mario Lanza.   Read more

Spot the difference
27 October

Featuring original music and terrible choreography, Spot the Difference is a funny and thought-provoking musical-comedy about being Pasifika in Aotearoa (but also about how being racist is still kinda sucky).   Read more

Dr Seuss's the Cat in the Hat
28 October

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes.  Read more

03 Nov
04 Nov
03 November to 04 November

The talented students of STEPS Performing Arts will delight audiences of all ages with their production of DreamWorks – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.   Read more

09 Nov
10 Nov
A Russian Triple Bill
09 November to 10 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to NZ.   Read more

11 November

Miscellany - there’s something for everyone in Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s final concert of 2018. Music ranging from late 18th century classical up to the 1920s encompasses a range of styles and sounds from Mozart and Beethoven to Nielsen and Kodály.  Read more

Social Climbers
20 November

What do you call 6 women stranded on a mountain in the rain? Ridiculous! Or Social Climbers - just not to their faces! Perfectly timed for your own social group’s ascent into summer, don’t miss this hilarious play when it comes to Baycourt in November.  Read more

Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
23 November

We bring you our famous Christmas pantomime with a new twist on Cinderella!   Read more

28 Nov
24 Dec
Wearable Art Competition Exhibition
28 November to 24 December

Inspired by Wearable Arts, this dynamic showcase of talent will provide the public with something very different and unique in Downtown Tauranga, celebrating Christmas and art through installation.  Read more

2018 Trustpower Christmas Parade
01 December

The parade that heralds the start of the Christmas season, featuring colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and colourful characters.  Read more

Suffrage 125 - Book Launch: Eliza and the White Camellia
01 December

Join us to commemorate 125 years of women's suffrage with the launch of award-winning author Debbie McCauley's new bilingual children's picture book 'Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand'.  Read more

Nanogirl Live in 'Out of this world'
03 December

Join Nanogirl, Boris, and CLAIR (Constantly Learning Artificial Intelligence Repository) for science & engineering as you have never seen them before. An action packed adventure with rockets, explosions and even a live tornado!   Read more

2018 Christmas Carols on the Waterfront
09 December

The annual Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre.   Read more

The Abba Show – ABBAsolutely fABBAulous
17 December

Far from being “just another cover band” The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring over 2 hours of live music, replica costumes, theatrical lighting/effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.  Read more

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show
19 March

Step into the past with Johnny and June to a time when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This two-hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more.  Read more

10 Apr
13 Apr
Shortland Street - The Musical
10 April to 13 April

Shortland Street - The Musical features iconic characters, stories from the classic era of NZ’s favourite TV show, and songs like ‘Stuck In A Love Triangle’, ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Not In Guatemala Now’. A warm-hearted musical comedy the whole family can enjoy.  Read more