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March 2, 2023

Playmarket announces shortlist for the 2023 Adam NZ Play Award...

February 23, 2023

“Impact On Creative Livelihoods Is Profound” – Inside Cyclone Gabrielle’s Devastation...

February 13, 2023

HUGE RESPONSE TO 24 HOUR ARTS GRANTS CUT-OFF...

February 7, 2023

$22 Million Boost For Creative New Zealand...

January 11, 2023

BATS THEATRE FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER BATS Front of House Manager ensures our artists are well supported and informed about our FOH procedures and general vibe when joining us on-site....

January 10, 2023

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PATRICIA BARKER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER 43 YEARS IN BALLET The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) has today anounced the retirement of Artistic Director Patricia Barker. In her five and a half years at the helm of the national ballet company, Barker commissioned 12 new…...

December 18, 2022

METAPHORS POTENT TOOLS IN THE WORLD OF ARTS FUNDING Sam Trubridge Dominion Post, Dec 15 2022 Sam Trubridge is director of The Performance Arcade and other theatre, dance, and live art projects with 25 years experience working in New Zealand and overseas. Artists are good at metaphors. We know their…...

December 16, 2022

The Wellington Theatre Awards 2022 – Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 7pmHANNAH PLAYHOUSEThe Wellington Theatre Awards 2022 – Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai – recognise the actors, designers, technicians, managers, writers, composers and directors that create and produce theatre in Wellington.After another challenging year for the Poneke Theatre sector,…...

December 15, 2022

NEW ZEALAND FRINGE FESTIVAL IS BACK WITH A DIVERSE, ELECTRIC NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2023: TICKETS ARE ON SALE TONIGHT. The New Zealand Fringe Festival (NZ Fringe) has given us all the gift we really wanted this Christmas, with tickets on sale this evening for its stellar new 2023 programme. Aotearoa’s…...

December 6, 2022

It is with deep sadness that the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) has announced the ultimate cancellation of the Auckland season of Venus Rising due to increasing COVID cases within the company. RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker says, “This beautiful production, which we had to postpone three times and cancel,…...

November 27, 2022

BRUCE MASON PLAYWRITING AWARD 2022 Partnership takes top playwriting award Playmarket is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2022 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award are Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken. This is the first time in the award’s 40-year history that it has been given to a creative partnership.…...

November 8, 2022

Applications for Choreolab 2023 are now open! Come celebrate 21 years of New Zealand’s most profound professional development event for dance practitioners from 9th-20th January 2023....

November 5, 2022

A GUIDE FOR ARTS ADVOCATES Changing the story on arts, culture and creativity in Aotearoa; a guide for arts advocates about how to build support for a future where artists and creativity thrive, so all New Zealanders flourish. ABOUT THE GUIDE The guide is for people already advocating for the…...

October 17, 2022

NEW MANAGER AT ICONIC HANNAH PLAYHOUSE Following the announcement of the Hannah Playhouse being re-opened as a home for the development of new works and practice in the performing arts of the city, Wellington City Council is delighted to announce Isobel MacKinnon has been appointed as the Manager of this…...

September 30, 2022

Playmarket announces the winners for PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG 2022:3-8 Year Old Category:Land of the Long Long Drive by Catriona Tipene and Ryan Cundy.8-12 Year Old Category:The Valentina (formerly known as The Ceiling) by Anders Falstie-Jensen Teenage Category:The Secret Lives of Sixteen Year Old Girls by Sarah Boddy...

September 30, 2022

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD 2023 Submissions are now open for the 2023 Adam NZ Play Award.Awards may be given in the following categories:- Best Play- Best Play by a Māori Playwright- Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright- Best Play by a Woman Playwright...

September 24, 2022

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE WELLINGTON AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT For our 2023 production, we will be presenting The Tempest at the Dell in the Botanic Gardens, directed by Megan Evans. This production will explore the nuanced and complex interrelationships of human and more-than-human residents of this beautiful planet we humans must learn to share…...

September 21, 2022

Ahurei Mōwaho o Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Fringe AFTER A TRIUMPHANT THREE WEEKS, THE AUCKLAND FRINGE FESTIVAL CLOSE WITH THEIR AWARDS ANNOUNCE The annual Auckland Fringe festival 2022 is thrilled to announce the winners of the Auckland Fringe Awards. The awards held at The Factory in Onehunga (Part of Kete Aronui)…...

September 2, 2022

WELLINGTON’S HANNAH PLAYHOUSE THEATRE ‘RE-AWAKENING … LIKE SLEEPING BEAUTY’ Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse theatre will be reopened as an affordable, flexible arts incubation space where performers can experiment with, develop and show new works....

September 1, 2022

WRITER AND THEATRE DIRECTOR PHILLIP MANN DIES Writer and director Phillip Mann MNZM died on Thursday 1 September in Wellington. A major contributor to the development of New Zealand theatre, Mann was the founding teacher at the country’s first University drama department, at Victoria University Te Herenga Waka in 1970.…...

August 27, 2022

MANAGER HANNAH PLAYHOUSE – WELLINGTONKia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington’s future. Creative Capital Wellington City Council’s Creative Capital business unit is responsible for the delivery of the Council’s vision for the arts and event sector, Aho Tini 2030, the new Arts and Culture Strategy.…...

August 2, 2022

NZ FRINGE 2023 REGISTRATIONS New Zealand Fringe registrations open on the 2nd of September through till the 15th of October for the 2023 Fringe season, running from the 17th of February until the 11th of March, all over Pōneke. This is a gentle nudge and a heads-up to get all…...

July 20, 2022

NEW VENUE AWARDSFIVE FUNDED RESIDENCIES TO CREATIVES ACROSS DUNEDIN Te Whare o Rukutia, a new flexible, accessible and affordable 120-seat performing arts venue currently managed by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, has allocated $20,000 across five residencies to creatives from across Ōtepoti Dunedin, with the first kicking off at the…...

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