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.

March 2017

Sea Walls: Film Screenings - A Tribute to Rob Stewart

Sea Walls: Film Screenings - A Tribute to Rob Stewart

Back to back double feature of two documentaries - 'Sharkwater' and 'Revolution'. A tribute to Rob Stewart, who recently passed away in a tragic diving incident, Rob is a dear friend of Pangeaseed and a revolutionary character in the conservation world. Both of Rob's feature length films are...

Date: Saturday 25 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sea Walls: 'Paint for a Purpose' Artist’s Panel Discussion

Sea Walls: 'Paint for a Purpose' Artist’s Panel Discussion

PangeaSeed Foundation and Alternative Arts Initiative, in partnership with Napier City Council, are bringing Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans back to Napier between March 19 and 26 with a fresh line up of 20 extraordinary contemporary international muralists. Artists from the US, Brazil Russia,...

Date: Saturday 25 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones

Yes, they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix absolutely everything! They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the Universe by storm with 50 Shades of Beige and now they're in another World....

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

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April 2017

Play It Again, Jan!

Play It Again, Jan!

Having broken both her wrists some months ago, the unstoppable Jan Preston is back banging out her trademark boogie-woogie, complete with metal inserts. In not just one wrist but both. We can hear your gasps! So is Jan able to be the entertaining, enlivening ‘virtuostic’ piano player we...

Date: Saturday 29 April
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2017

CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

“She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire - full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott perform...

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

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June 2017

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

"You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...

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

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July 2017

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

"The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." - Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken...

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2017

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Little Dog Barking is a leading puppet theatre for children, creating and presenting quality theatre works for early childhood, primary school and family audiences. Little Dog Barking brings a public performance of Papershaper to The Globe Theatre - this is open to the public, school and early...

Date: Tuesday 5 September to Wednesday 6 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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