Colour The Night Winter Festival

Thursday 14th July 2016


Colour the night with Art, Music and Food.

Thursday 14th July from 5.30-9pm in Rotorua’s CBD


Colour the Night is a one night event for local arts and cultural groups and organisations to open their doors for a cross-promoted arts night out to bring the public into arts spaces and celebrate Rotorua’s rich variety of culture.


For one night we want to be filling all participating places with art, music, dance, fun, laughter and food. It is a great chance for local arts and cultural groups and organisations to showcase what they are doing over winter. This event is also for locals and visitors to explore central Rotorua for a night through an artistic lens. There will be lots of things to see, new things to try and lots of people to meet.


The Rotorua Museum, the Blue Baths, the Rotorua Night Market, The Arts Village, The Art Space, the Rotorua Night Market and Rotorua Children’s Art House have all confirmed that their spaces will be open for the night.


These spaces will not only show off what they are doing, but also host organisations, groups and individuals for the evening, whether it is artists, musicians, dancers or amazing cuisine.


Lots of individuals and groups will be showing their talents for the night AND the art, music and performance on the night will be FREE, so grab your friends, family, coat, hat and scarf and come along to check it out!


Where is it?

Exciting art, acts and activities will be happening at the following sites: the Rotorua Night Market, the Arts Village, the Blue Baths, Rotorua Museum, the Gardener’s Cottage and Band Rotunda in the Government Gardens, and Te Runanga Tea Rooms!


Imogen Stockwell, Project Intern, The Arts Village, Rotorua, or 07 348 9008





Heartland Classics Concert by the New Zealand String Quartet

Wednesday 10th August 2016


Heartland Classics - Rotorua

Presented by the New Zealand String Quartet


Wednesday 10th August 2016, 6:00pm

Our Heartland Classics tour features two irresistible programmes including finely crafted quartets by Haydn and Mozart; Schubert’s brief but intense Quartettsatz; two of Dvorak’s short, descriptive Cypresses; Mendelssohn’s exuberant Quartet no 3 in D; and Dvorak’s optimistic American quartet. We’ll also introduce you to recent works by Gareth Farr and Gillian Whitehead: Gareth’s Te Tai-O-Rehua describes the turbulent waters of the Tasman Sea, while Gillian’s Poroporoaki imitates the sounds of Maori instruments, which in turn imitate the sounds of nature.


We are delighted to be visiting Rotorua as part of our Heartland Classics national tour, and look forward to presenting Programme 2.

Programme 2
Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E flat, K.428
Gillian Whitehead: Poroporoaki
Dvorak: 2 Cypresses (#3 & #11)
Mendelssohn: String Quartet no 3 in D, op 44/1


Ticket Prices
Adult $40
Seniors $35
Tertiary students $15
School children $5
Friends of NZSQ, NZSO, SOUNZ & CMNZ subscribers $35


Bar open from 5.30pm, concert begins at 6:00pm in the Blue Baths Tearoom.



Dexter's Amazing African Adventure

Wednesday 28th September - Sunday 9th October 2016




Dexter loves animals. And he loves visiting the zoo.

In fact, sometimes he wishes he could live there. So when a bratty baboon convinces him to swap places for the night, Dexter doesn’t need to think twice.


But his wild night out isn’t quite what he bargained for …

Dexter soon learns that something bad is happening in Africa. Something really bad. Animals are being hunted by a dangerous poacher and if no one helps, pretty soon there will be no animals left.


Dexter knows that he must do everything he can to stop this poacher in his tracks!

With the help of his furry friends, Dexter is magically transported to the plains of Africa, on a super silly safari that will test every ounce of his courage.


Don’t miss this crazy show full of Hip-Hop Hippos, Elegant Elephants and Flaptastic Flamingos! Enjoy non-stop, hilarious Pantomime fun for the whole family in the September school holidays!

Will Dexter save the animals? BOOK NOW to find out!


Will Dexter save the day? Ticket Sales will begin soon to find out!


When: 28th September to the 9th October - School Holidays

Bookings: or 07 350 2119 


The Great Grammy Bash!

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016




The stars have aligned and it’s your time to shine!

Fight your way through the paparazzi and strut your stuff on the red carpet, as you rub shoulders with music industry icons at the most exclusive event of the year – The Grammys!


Dress-up and relive music history as we throw a breathtaking bash to celebrate the stars that won it big… and those that never did.


From Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin, to Bowie and Beyonce’ –you’ll be dancing the night away to award winning beats from the best rockers, poppers and hip-hoppers music has to offer.

On for two legendary nights at The Blue Baths, this Panic At The Disco will leave you Gaga for more!


For two nights only - Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December 2016

Tickets $75.00 - includes buffet dinner

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