Century Theatre Events

The Century Theatre, built in 1977 as a concert chamber to commemorate Napier’s first century as a city, is the setting for the museum's performing arts, film and talks programme. The Theatre bar opens one hour before every show and sells a range of confectionary, alcohol and non-alcohol beverages. Click here for information on how to find us, parking and disability access.

January 2019

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

From the creative team who brought you 2018's wild and wacky “The Marriage of Figaro” comes Wanderlust Opera’s lastest offering “Don Pasquale”. In this comic opera by bel canto master Donizetti, a miserly bachelor gets more than he bargained for when he enters into an arranged...

Date: Wednesday 30 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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February 2019

The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19

The Kings of Swing - HB Jazz Club Big Band Concert - ADF19

Big bands and swing music dominated the musical sounds of the Art Deco era, and many influential writers and performers surfaced during this time. This concert with the HB Jazz Club Big Band will take you back to the hits of Basie, Miller, Sinatra, Ellington, Porter, Simone and many more....

Date: Wednesday 13 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Napier's Marine Parade 1957 to 2017 - ADF19

Following on from his outstanding 2018 talk about Post 1931 Marine Parade, renowned Art Deco historian Michael Fowler will explore the developments since 1957 on the Parade and reveal how one of its Art Deco treasures was nearly demolished. Michael’s 50 minute talk will discuss how after the...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

Soothe Me - Debbie Harwood In Concert - ADF19

Join New Zealand music legend Debbie Harwood as she performs a concert of her acclaimed Jazz album ‘Soothe me’. This is a concert that celebrates the golden era of Jazz using the thread that is love and weaving its way through good times and bad, war and peace. It celebrates what holds us...

Date: Thursday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's

Lacy & Racy: Lingerie & Boudoir Wear of The 1920's & 30's

From practical to playful and romantic to racy, this talk covers both staid foundation garments and fanciful boudoir wear. Ever wondered just how you rolled your stockings down or what put the snap in your garters? Join social historian and vintage clothing collector Inger Sheil as we take a...

Date: Friday 15 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

Miss Jean Batten - ADF19

Presented by Kabarett: Tempestuous, inspirational and utterly fearless, Pioneer aviator Jean Batten was the very model of a strong New Zealand woman. Her 1936 flight from England to New Zealand, navigating with just a compass and a watch, is one of the extraordinary feats of the last...

Date: Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2019

Lifting the Blues 2019

Lifting the Blues 2019

Ben Waters has become a legend in the Hawke’s Bay with his virtuoso piano skills and high energy performances. He has the audience dancing in the aisles and rocking the MTG like never before, leaving no one in doubt as to why he is considered to be one the best pianists of all time. Come...

Date: Friday 22 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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