Events

Bruce Mason Centre: Tutus On Tour

October 28th, 2022 - October 29th, 2022

A carefully curated selection of works which will showcase the Royal New Zealand Ballet at their best, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage.   From Le Corsaire and The Nutcracker to contemporary ballets by Christopher Wheeldon, Olivier Wevers and Shaun James Kelly, this generous programme delivers a diverse array of world-class ballet.   2022 subscriptions on sale now, subscribe via the Bruce Mason Centre website.

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Bruce Mason Centre: The Resilience Project

November 4th, 2022 - November 5th, 2022

Hugh Van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, has partnered with elite sports teams, 1000+ schools, and 500+ workplaces to teach simple and practical mental health strategies. He's also a best-selling author and co-host of popular podcast, the imperfects. Join Hugh as he walks you through his journey and tells stories of the incredible people who have inspired him and The Resilience Project to spread happiness. Hugh will unpack the research on mental health and break it down into simple tips that will leave you feeling empowered to improve your wellbeing. Adults, parents, professionals, teenagers: this talk is for you. Well, really, it's for anyone who wants to share a laugh and pick up some wellbeing tips along the way.

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Bruce Mason Centre: Leaving Jackson

November 9th, 2022

Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Now JEFF CARTER together with BROOKE McMULLEN bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, perfectly recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared. This 2 hour live concert event "LEAVING JACKSON" The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Promoter statement:  We are pleased to advise that Leaving Jackson at the Bruce Mason Centre will now take place Saturday 27 March 2021. Please retain your ticket/s as they will remain valid for the rescheduled show. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date you can request a refund. Please submit refund requests to Ticketmaster by clicking here.   For more information and to book, visit the Bruce Mason Centre website, here.   Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show's universal messages of love and acceptance - reminding us all that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23. With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!

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Bruce Mason Centre: World of Musicals

November 23rd, 2022

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions World of Musicals at the Bruce Mason Centre on Tuesday 26 October 2021, has been rescheduled to Wednesday 15 June 2022, 7:30pm. All tickets will be automatically valid for the new date as above without the need for exchange. Patrons unable to attend the new date and time can obtain a refund from the point of purchase, please follow the steps below. Please continue to take care of yourself and the people around you during this time, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022. ---- The musical gala with an international cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New Zealand. The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre and performance to life. This incredible production is a wonderful revue of all your favorite musical theatre hits which including classics The Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Cats, Evita, Wicked, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Jersey Boys, Oklahoma, South Pacific , Miss Saigon, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray, Les Misérables, and The Blues Brothers. The World of Musicals, colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics, all performed by an international star-studded cast - presents the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level. Whether a soloist, duet or the entire ensemble, the performers of this musical event will inspire. Direct from their USA tour, this select cast of highly talented and accomplished performers have featured in worldwide smash hits such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, West Side Story, Titanic, Les Misérables, Wizard of Oz, Musical Star Nights, Mary Poppins, Me and My Girl, Evita, The King of Narnia, Rent, and Avenue Q. “The cast is supremely talented and an absolute joy to watch” - Broadway World “Emotional ballads, stunning solos and rousing ensemble performances“ - Main Eho

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A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland- Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

December 8th, 2022

'Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat' - The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland is set to tour New Zealand this Christmas! Watch two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe as award-winning Irish musicians complement the world’s best Irish dancers to deliver a heart-warming performance that will leave your feet tapping, eyes shining and your soul wanting more! Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the traditional Celtic landscape and let the magic of Christmas in Ireland transport you to a world full of excitement and wonder - a world where energetic music and dance embody the beating heart of the festive season. Featuring a powerful mix of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads and all your favourite carols, A Celtic Christmas combines incredible red-hot rhythms with jaw-dropping talent in an unforgettable night of storytelling, Irish charm and spectacular entertainment. Choreographed and produced by multiple national champions and the star of Gaelforce Dance & Rhythms of Ireland, Brent Pace, and world champion and Lord of the Dance lead soloist, Ceili Moore, A Celtic Christmas is the star-studded spectacular you won’t want to miss this Christmas season.

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies- Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

January 27th, 2023

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies will feature the group’s career-spanning repertoire, from The Trinity Session to All That Reckoning. Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 20 years in May 2020. Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always remained true to its unique artistic vision. In 1988, it proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise with its introspective, quiet intensity. The new album, All That Reckoning, once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded. Cowboy Junkies inadvertently started a revolution when the group appeared in the late eighties. The Trinity Session featured the band’s unforgettable cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Sweet Jane’, and combined folk, country, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before. It went on to sell more than one million copies but its influence was broader and deeper. Indeed, the record presaged the subsequent alternative-country movement of the nineties and beyond, with its general mood: the album had been recorded in a church with the group performing around a single microphone.

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