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 2017

Film: Swallows and Amazons

Film: Swallows and Amazons

New Zealand International Film Festival - Swallows And Amazons. "In this new adaptation of a British classic, four plucky kids escape the tedium of a housebound Lake District summer holiday, and set off on their own for capers of the dinghy sailing and foiling dastardly spies variety." Rated...

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

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Film: No Ordinary Sheila

Film: No Ordinary Sheila

New Zealand International Film Festival - No Ordinary Sheila. "In Hugh Macdonald’s fascinating and inspiring doco, his cousin, writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retraces a long life dedicated to sharing her understanding and love of New Zealand’s nature and history." Rated - E -...

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

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Film: The Square

Film: The Square

New Zealand International Film Festival - The Square. "Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Ruben Östlund’s The Square is an astounding work of social satire centred on a Swedish art museum and a PR stunt that goes horribly wrong. Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary." Rated - M...

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

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CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing." - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...

Date: Thursday 28 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Prudent Man

A Prudent Man

A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on a table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong? What makes the Trumps, the...

Date: Friday 29 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Kugels

The Kugels

Take three former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, a top New Zealand composer and arts laureate, and a shared passion for klezmer music – and you have The Kugels. The folk idiom of the Jewish people, klezmer was originally played at weddings and other celebrations in Eastern and...

Date: Saturday 30 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Beauty Matters

Beauty Matters

David weaves storytelling performance, music and discussion around the importance of beauty - even his globally famous lights shine in their own role. Drawing from his own wilderness experiences, he examines how our idea of beauty grew out of our relationship with the natural world, and tracks...

Date: Saturday 30 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2017

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

Jenny Pattrick’s novels are beloved for their wrenchingly human interplays between characters, for their charm and compassion. Jenny Pattrick’s public discussions are beloved for her warmth and humour and her ability to cut to the chase. Join Jenny in conversation with Paula Murdoch as she...

Date: Sunday 1 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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National Secondary Schools' Brass Band

National Secondary Schools' Brass Band

The National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band with guest cornet soloist, Kyle Lawson, presents ‘From Behind the Curtain’, a programme featuring music from Eastern Europe. The band is convening in Napier and is made up of the most talented young brass and percussion players from across the...

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

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Other Peoples' Stories

Other Peoples' Stories

Stephen Daisley is a novelist who is an ex-shearer and oil and gas worker; Deborah Challinor has a PhD in New Zealand History and is a novelist and historian. Coming from different directions, they have both taken on the risk of writing about war. With Lizzie Russell as Chair, they discuss what...

Date: Sunday 8 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Wish Child

The Wish Child

Right from when she exploded onto the scene with 'In a Fishbone Church', Catherine Chidgey has been visiting booklovers in the Bay. She is with us again to revisit some of her earlier books and trace her trajectory from 'In a Fishbone Church' to 'The Wish Child', and where she might go next, in...

Date: Sunday 8 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2017

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Casey McDonald

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Casey McDonald

Michelin star chef Casey McDonald has recently returned home after 10 years abroad to become the new Head Chef of Terroir at Craggy Range. Casey has a wealth of passion for locally sourced products and has visited local Hawke’s Bay farms, creameries and suppliers to source the best produce –...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass All Day Pass

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass All Day Pass

Enjoy the full line of F.A.W.C!’s Electrolux Masterclasses, an exciting chance to get up and personal some of New Zealand’s best cooking talents. Ask them questions, learn their secrets and hear their sneaky tricks of the trade. Each chef will cook something from their repertoire - from scratch...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Nadia Lim

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Nadia Lim

Nadia became a household name around New Zealand after taking out the title of Masterchef in 2011. With the philosophy of “eat food from the ground, the sea and the sky- and less from the factories” this master class is sure to leave you feeling inspired, while you pick up a tip or two on how...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Ray McVinnie

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Ray McVinnie

One of New Zealand’s favorite food editors, culinary author, lecturer and Masterchef judge, Ray McVinnie brings you this delicious master class focusing on easy living. Be inspired with delicious real food that is perfect for entertaining without fuss or breaking the bank. F.A.W.C!’s...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Masterclass with Ray McVinnie & Nici Wickes

F.A.W.C! Masterclass with Ray McVinnie & Nici Wickes

F.A.W.C!’s Masterclasses offer an exciting chance to get up and personal some of New Zealand’s best cooking talents. Ask Ray McVinnie and Nici Wickes questions, learn their secrets and hear their sneaky tricks of the trade. Enjoy their hilarious banter between each other as they cook something...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Talks in association with Forsyth Barr

F.A.W.C! Talks in association with Forsyth Barr

When it comes to talking about food, most foodies can wax lyrical for hours given half a chance. But for this fast-paced talkfest, our seven captivating speakers have just seven minutes each to regale the audience with their favourite food fable. The theme for all speakers “For the love of...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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