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As always the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, team members and community is our top priority. We’re taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  This includes mandatory QR code scanning, wearing of face masks, restriction on numbers in certain areas, cashless transactions, social distancing protocols, as well as robust cleaning processes. Currently MTG Hawke’s Bay is open to vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors until further information is outlined by the Government. Any tickets purchased for an event affected by a change in Covid levels will be refunded.

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 confectionery, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

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February 2023

Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 5 February to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! Inkeri, 75, after hitting her husband on the head with a frying pan, flees with her two sisters Raili and Sylvi. The journey through Finland is filled with charming hitchhikers, memories, and sinful dancing. When Inkeri comes across her old...

Date: Thursday 9 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | The Jonsson Gang

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | The Jonsson Gang

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! The Jonsson Gang (Se Upp för Jönssonligan) is a reboot of Sweden’s all-time favourite comedy franchise Jönssonligan. Following a failed heist, Charles-Ingvar ‘Sickan’ Jonsson ends up in prison. Once released, his gang have become...

Date: Thursday 9 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | The Jonsson Gang


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! It’s July 29, 1981. In the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Lady Diana Spencer marries Prince Charles. The same day, another celebration takes place in the canteen of a Norwegian small-town factory. It’s the newly-weds LIV and TERJE’S...

Date: Friday 10 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Everybody Hates Johan

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Everybody Hates Johan

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! Everybody Hates Johan is an explosive comedy about the life of Johan, a small town loner with a flair for dynamite who finds himself in constant conflict with the rural community. Orphaned at a young age, Johan is brought up by his aunt and uncle...

Date: Friday 10 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Everybody Hates Johan


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! It’s July 29, 1981. In the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Lady Diana Spencer marries Prince Charles. The same day, another celebration takes place in the canteen of a Norwegian small-town factory. It’s the newly-weds LIV and TERJE’S...

Date: Saturday 11 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! Inkeri, 75, after hitting her husband on the head with a frying pan, flees with her two sisters Raili and Sylvi. The journey through Finland is filled with charming hitchhikers, memories, and sinful dancing. When Inkeri comes across her old...

Date: Saturday 11 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Everybody Hates Johan

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Everybody Hates Johan

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! Everybody Hates Johan is an explosive comedy about the life of Johan, a small town loner with a flair for dynamite who finds himself in constant conflict with the rural community. Orphaned at a young age, Johan is brought up by his aunt and uncle...

Date: Saturday 11 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Everybody Hates Johan


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! Inkeri, 75, after hitting her husband on the head with a frying pan, flees with her two sisters Raili and Sylvi. The journey through Finland is filled with charming hitchhikers, memories, and sinful dancing. When Inkeri comes across her old...

Date: Sunday 12 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Ladies of Steel


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! It’s July 29, 1981. In the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Lady Diana Spencer marries Prince Charles. The same day, another celebration takes place in the canteen of a Norwegian small-town factory. It’s the newly-weds LIV and TERJE’S...

Date: Sunday 12 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | Diana's Wedding


Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | The Jonsson Gang

Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | The Jonsson Gang

Exclusively screening at MTG Century Theatre! The Jonsson Gang (Se Upp för Jönssonligan) is a reboot of Sweden’s all-time favourite comedy franchise Jönssonligan. Following a failed heist, Charles-Ingvar ‘Sickan’ Jonsson ends up in prison. Once released, his gang have become...

Date: Sunday 12 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Scandi Film Festival Aotearoa | The Jonsson Gang


Sunday Cinema | Spitfire

Sunday Cinema | Spitfire

The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II. Genre: Documentary (History, War) Director and Producer: David Fairhead Starring: John Ackroyd, Charles Dance Rated PG - course language | Documentary | 1 hour 36 minutes ...

Date: Sunday 19 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Cinema | Spitfire


Sunday Cinema | Labyrinth of Lies

Sunday Cinema | Labyrinth of Lies

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. Genre: Drama, History Director: Giulio Ricciarelli Rated M - Sex scenes & content that may disturb | 1 hour 58 minutes

Date: Sunday 19 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Cinema | Labyrinth of Lies


Sunday Cinema | Persian Lessons

Sunday Cinema | Persian Lessons

A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp. Genre: Drama, War Director: Vadim Perelman Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay Rated M - Violence, offensive language, sexual references & nudity | 2 hours 7 minutes

Date: Sunday 19 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Cinema | Persian Lessons


Aftersun

Aftersun

Dir. Charlotte Wells | Cast Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio | Genre Drama | Country UK | Running Time 101 mins | Rated M - Offensive language, nudity & flashing images that may cause seizures Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years...

Date: Thursday 23 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Aftersun


Met Opera: La Traviata

Met Opera: La Traviata

Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father...

Date: Sunday 26 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Met Opera: La Traviata


March 2023

Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 5 February to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black


Frida: Viva la Vida

Frida: Viva la Vida

This documentary film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship. With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the...

Date: Thursday 2 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Frida: Viva la Vida


The Big Bike Film Night - Hawkes Bay

The Big Bike Film Night - Hawkes Bay

Let the good times roll Hawkes Bay! The Big Bike Film Night is back in the Bay on its mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you. Showcasing a carefully crafted and curated collection of bike films that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want...

Date: Thursday 9 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Big Bike Film Night - Hawkes Bay


Sunday Cinema | Herbs: Songs of Freedom

Sunday Cinema | Herbs: Songs of Freedom

Five men from different islands throughout the South Pacific join forces in 1978 and find the words and the music within each other to give New Zealand its voice and Pacific place in the world. Genre: Documentary PG - Violence & offensive language | 1hour 30 minutes

Date: Sunday 12 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Cinema | Herbs: Songs of Freedom


Sunday Cinema | A Star is Born

Sunday Cinema | A Star is Born

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper Starring: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Rated M - Suicide, sex scenes, offensive language & drug use | 2 hours and 16 minutes

Date: Sunday 12 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Cinema | A Star is Born


Sunday Cinema | Muscle Shoals

Sunday Cinema | Muscle Shoals

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman". Rated PG – Course Language | 1 hour 51 minutes

Date: Sunday 12 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sunday Cinema | Muscle Shoals


Met Opera: The Hours

Met Opera: The Hours

Soprano Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the...

Date: Sunday 19 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Met Opera: The Hours


April 2023

Free
Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

Date: Sunday 5 February to Sunday 23 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black


Hermitage: The Power of Art

Hermitage: The Power of Art

Join us on a visually stunning journey through the daily life of the magnificent Hermitage museum, and retrace two and a half centuries of legendary art and history. Featuring the largest collection of paintings in the world, the Hermitage has been a meeting place for foreign artists, architects...

Date: Thursday 27 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Hermitage: The Power of Art


May 2023

Met Opera: Fedora

Met Opera: Fedora

Giordano’s exhilarating drama Fedora returns to the Met for the first time in 25 years, starring soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of the 19th-century princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess...

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

Read more » - Met Opera: Fedora


June 2023

Met Opera: Falstaff

Met Opera: Falstaff

Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park...

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

Read more » - Met Opera: Falstaff


July 2023

Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

A stellar trio assembles to take on the lead roles of Strauss’s comedy, with soprano Lise Davidsen in her Met role debut as the Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard in her Met role debut as Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as Baron Ochs,...

Date: Sunday 30 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier


September 2023

Met Opera: Don Giovanni

Met Opera: Don Giovanni

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes his Met debut with a new staging of Mozart’s tragicomedy Don Giovanni. The tale of deceit and damnation is set in an abstract architectural landscape that explores the dark corners of the story and its characters. Nathalie Stutzmann makes her...

Date: Sunday 10 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Met Opera: Don Giovanni


November 2023

Met Opera: Die Zauberflote

Met Opera: Die Zauberflote

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts her second Mozart work this season with a new production of Die Zauberflöte. In his Met-debut staging, Simon McBurney incorporates projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin...

Date: Sunday 5 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Met Opera: Die Zauberflote


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