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.

April 2018

25 April

25 April

25 April is an innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli (Turkey) to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white...

Date: Wednesday 25 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2018

CMNZ Presents: Phantasm

CMNZ Presents: Phantasm

Quite simply, the Phantasm Consort is the very best viol ensemble in the world today. Under the direction of Laurence Dreyfus, the Gramophone-award winning consort has performed everywhere from Tokyo to Istanbul and their many recordings have been lauded as eloquent, sensitive, sensuous and...

Date: Tuesday 1 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew and Stroma

CMNZ Presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew and Stroma

Author Alex Ross hit the golden note, and best-seller lists, with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise. A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing...

Date: Thursday 24 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Music of Leonard Cohen

The Music of Leonard Cohen

Presented by: Imperfect Offering Imperfect Offering is delighted to present a concert of the music of Leonard Cohen. After sell-out performances and standing ovations in 2016 and 2017 in Auckland and Hamilton, Imperfect Offering bring their spellbinding line-up to Napier for the very first time....

Date: Saturday 26 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2018

Napier Jazz '18 Blue Night Midge Marsden

Napier Jazz '18 Blue Night Midge Marsden

Blues Night - The First 50 Years Celebration. Featuring New Zealand's "King" of the Blues Midge Marsden. Marsden's career spans four decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of New Zealanders to the blues. He was voted...

Date: Friday 1 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Jazz 2018 Hawkes Bay Jazz Big Band - Debbie Harwood

Napier Jazz 2018 Hawkes Bay Jazz Big Band - Debbie Harwood

The Hawkes Bay - Jazz Club Big Band With Special Guest Debbie Harwood. Debbie Harwood - Creator of “When The Cat’s Away”, has established her own distinctive career. Growing up with her father’s Stan Kenton albums and fond memories of sultry June Christy. Debbie will also be...

Date: Saturday 2 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Jazz '18 Bruce Forman & Larry Koonse

Napier Jazz '18 Bruce Forman & Larry Koonse

Four Hands - Twelve Strings Featuring from the USA two world acclaimed guitarists. Larry Koonse - In the course of his career, Koonse also worked with, Hubert Laws, Karrin Allyson, Paul Anka, Michael Bublé, Alan Broadbent, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Childs, Bill Cunliffe, Warne Marsh, Bennie...

Date: Sunday 3 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz Gala Robben Ford,lydia Pense, The Rodger Fox Big Band

Jazz Gala Robben Ford,lydia Pense, The Rodger Fox Big Band

Featuring from the USA - Robben Ford - Guitar/Vocalist. American blues, jazz, and rock guitarist and named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine. Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford's latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts and shines a...

Date: Sunday 3 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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PechaKucha 20x20

PechaKucha 20x20

Join us for Pecha Kucha in the Century Theatre on Tuesday 12th June. Come along for an evening of inspiration from interesting locals with stories to share. Presentations begin at 6pm sharp, Admission, cash only please.

Date: Tuesday 12 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Heath Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Heath Quartet

Thrilling audiences with their dynamic and charismatic performances, the Heath Quartet are one of Britain’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Winning the 2016 Gramophone Chamber Music Award with their debut recording, the quartet are fast earning their electric reputation. In a programme of...

Date: Sunday 24 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2018

CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and...

Date: Thursday 16 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2018

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

Try googling “the ten most popular chamber music works of all time”. There are lots of lists but you’ll find Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is on every one of them and it justly forms the centrepiece of this exquisite exploration of aquatic themes. Programmed alongside Schubert and...

Date: Sunday 7 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2018

PechaKucha 20x20

PechaKucha 20x20

Join us for Pecha Kucha in the beautiful Century Theatre on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Come along and hear about the hopes, dreams and passions of a bunch of fabulous locals. Presentations begin at 6pm sharp. Cash only please.

Date: Tuesday 13 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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