MTG Hawke’s Bay plays host to an array of art deco delights as part of the Art Deco Festival running from 14-18 February 2018. We have exhibition tours and floor talks, free music concerts, a deco photo booth as well as ticketed performances in the Century Theatre.  See below for an overview of activities and events.


Deco Kimono from the time of Art Deco in Japan.

Time for Tea explore the history of tea and New Zealand’s love affair with this popular drink.

Free Tours & Performances

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition Tour: Wed 14 – Fri 16 February, 11am and 2pm.

Singing tour through He Manu Tioriori Exhibition with Charles Ropitini: 11am Thursday 15 and Saturday 17 February.

Pianist, John Barrett:  1.30pm, 14, 15 and 16 February (Century Theatre Foyer). 
John Barrett will be performing a range of Gershwin pieces in the Century Theatre Foyer. Free Event.

Ticketed Events

For ticket purchases, visit Napier Municipal Theatre or purchase online through Ticketek.

I’m in the Mood – Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Concert:  7.30pm, Wednesday 14 February (Century Theatre). Join the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band as they play a special Valentines Day concert designed to make the heart skip a beat! Click here to read more.

Cole:  7.30pm, Thursday 15 February; 4.00pm, Friday 16 February (Century Theatre).  Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter.  Click here to read more.

Post 1931 Marine Parade - The Beginning of Napier’s Playground: 10.00am, Friday 16 February (Century Theatre), free event sponsored by Resene.  Local Art Deco historian Michael Fowler will explore the development of Marine Parade. Click here to read more.

Falling in Love Again:  7.30pm, Friday 16 February; 6.00pm Saturday 17 February (Century Theatre).  Jennifer Ward-Lealand bringsto life the sultry perfomances of screen goddess, Marlene Dietrich, with sizzling physicality. Click here to read more.

Kabarett – Nacktmusic:  9.00pm, Saturday 17 February (Century Theatre).  A newly formed troupe, Kabarett pays homage with Nacktmusik, a truly jumbled pastiche of burlesque, humour and song.  Click here to read more.

Download our Art Deco Festival flyer here.

5 February 2018

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