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.

September 2018

Free
Soundbites

Soundbites

A series of 30 minute recitals by students from Project Prima Volta. Entry by Koha - no bookings required. Project Prima Volta empowers young people to believe in themselves, to dream big, to seize opportunities and to thrive into adulthood. In turn, they go on to lead rewarding and...

Date: Monday 24 September to Friday 28 September
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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HBAF 2018 - Emily Sun & Gamal Khamis

HBAF 2018 - Emily Sun & Gamal Khamis

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as an emerging soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Over- Seas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981. She will be joined by pianist Gamal Khamis who, with a...

Date: Wednesday 17 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España

HBAF 2018 - Cuentos de España

Cuentos de España (Stories of Spain), presented by Festival Opera, explores the fount of inspiration criss-crossing the globe between Spain and New Zealand through the conduit of music and Spanish composition. Pianist Lorelle McNaughton returns from studies in Barcelona with her award-winning...

Date: Thursday 18 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Still Life With Chickens

HBAF 2018 - Still Life With Chickens

When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship. A comedy unafraid of the uncomfortable truths of life, award-winning...

Date: Friday 19 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Finding My Way Home (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - Finding My Way Home (Readers & Writers)

Helen Brown’s life was torn apart when her son Sam, aged nine, was run over and killed. Amazingly, a little black cat called Cleo would help heal the shattered family. The story of Cleo touched hearts all around the world. Many years and books later, Helen brings us Bono, the rescue cat who...

Date: Saturday 20 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Between the Lines (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - Between the Lines (Readers & Writers)

Family letters can hold a wealth of stories as well as clues to how the New Zealand we know today evolved. Among his elderly mother’s effects, Peter Wells discovered a cache of letters that trace his family’s history from the 1890s to recent times – a family that experienced the war...

Date: Saturday 20 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - The Shrieking Sisterhood (Readers & Writers)

HBAF 2018 - The Shrieking Sisterhood (Readers & Writers)

125 years since New Zealand women gained the priceless right to vote, we proudly present three of this country’s foremost historians to engage and stimulate you. Historians Barbara Brookes, Angela Wanhalla and Lachy Paterson have much to say about the dramatic progress and inspiring...

Date: Saturday 20 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - MAMiL (Remounted)

HBAF 2018 - MAMiL (Remounted)

Achingly funny and poignant, MAMIL (Remounted) explores the male midlife crisis, where the super bike and cycling culture reign supreme. Bryan Cook (Mark Hadlow) is a property developer who has accumulated a small fortune building leaking homes. He’s a stressed out, self-medicating,...

Date: Sunday 21 October to Monday 22 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Havelock North High School Sleeping Giant Showcase

Havelock North High School Sleeping Giant Showcase

Original live performances by our year 11-13 musicianship students. A night of music not to be missed.

Date: Wednesday 24 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Jane Doe

HBAF 2018 - Jane Doe

A powerful theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities, Jane Doe is an original work created and directed by Eleanor Bishop, drawing on real-life cases and verbatim research. Actor Karin McCracken leads a public reading of a rape trial transcript, where audience members read as...

Date: Thursday 25 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2018 - Duck, Death and The Tulip

HBAF 2018 - Duck, Death and The Tulip

From true heroes of children’s theatre, Little Dog Barking (Guji Guji and Paper Shaper), comes a whimsical, heart-warming story about an unlikely friendship between a duck, a character called Death and their journey through time. Together they drink tea, go swimming, climb a tree, and provide...

Date: Saturday 27 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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Show Me Shorts - The Sampler

Show Me Shorts - The Sampler

Too hard to pick which films to see? We get it. This selection includes some of our most vibrant, fun and heart-warming shorts from New Zealand and around the world. It’s a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The films on offer feature a first date, an imaginary friend, an...

Date: Sunday 18 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2019

NZ Singing School Classics

NZ Singing School Classics

"Classics at the MTG" is presented by the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and hear performances from the Advanced Classics students of the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. The NZ Singing School enables auditioned students...

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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