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The event listing is followed by all booking details below. Please note that unless stated otherwise, concessions apply to Gold Card, students, junior (17 years and under) and CSC holders.

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FRI  22 FEB         Sofia Talvik—Americana Folk with Swedish Roots
SUN 3 MAR       Smith & McClennan—Scottish/NZ Folk and Americana
TUES 5 MAR      Spina & Benignetti—Recital for Piano Duet
FRI 8 MAR         Stretch - Chasing Summer Tour 

SAT 9  MAR       The Isaiah B Brunt Trio—Deep South Rhythm & Blues

Fri 22 FEB, 730 PM
Sofia Talvik: Americana Folk with Swedish Roots

Sofia Talvik is a Swedish Folk/Americana artist that has spent the last seven years tirelessly touring Europe and USA. She's now embarking on a world tour with stops in New Zealand, Europe and the USA promoting her upcoming album. 
She has been compared with giants like Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, as well as fellow Swedes "First Aid Kit", but has her own raw quality, a down to earth sound that makes her brilliant songwriting skills shimmer even more. She doesn’t have to hide behind the sounds, her songs and performance speaks for themselves. Catch a glimpse HERE.

ENTRY: More details and tickets $30/$25 available HERE or from Globe box office. Summer Sounds Festival Pass $18 HERE

Fri 22 FEB, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night: Place Publique 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
A provocative but has-been TV host spends a bumpy reunion at a countryside party along with his ex-wife, his daughter and his producer, hiding his potential termination. English subtitles!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sat 23 FEB, 8.00 PM
Lola and Friends - Up the Garden Path

Mr Lola Illusion has once again gathered his mates together and a picnic basket full of surprises for this variety spectacular! A cabaret of the ridiculous to the sublime.
It's Lola and Friends and their new show Up The Garden Path!
It's a Garden Party like no other! Starring the acty actor actoring of Bronwyn Turei. The fierce flamenco feet of Valerie Bolter, the tan-tastic burlesque sensation Havana Ciggaro and everybody's favourite aunty from bulls Pamela Hancock. Mr Lola Illusion will be there of course sprinkling his brand of magic as he tip-toes thru the tulips, and looks out for bees!!!
Come on and join in the fun!

ENTRY: More details and tickets available from HERE

Weds 27 FEB, 4.00 PM and 6.30 PM
The Bubble Show

Workshop for ages 5+ from 5.15 pm

Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. Interactive and suitable for all ages, The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling and Bubble-Art! Actor, Storyteller and Guinness World Record Winner, The Highland Joker is one of the top Bubbles artists in the world.

ENTRY: Tickets $17/$10 available from Eventfinda.

Fri 1 MAR, 7.30 PM
The Comedy Hub presents Parbaked LOLs

Freshly baked and ready for a final blast in the comedy oven, Parbaked LOLs features locally sourced comedians presenting new material or making their on-stage debut!

ENTRY:  More details and tickets $15 (with free drink for Comedy Hub members) available from HERE or Globe Box Office. 

Sun 3 MAR, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Piano Quartet with Nathan Pinkney, Sylvia Neild, Joanna Dann & David Neild

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Sun 3 MAR, 7.00 PM
Smith & McClennan "beautiful country-folk"

Multi-award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for over 15 years. The duo's new sound features originals by McClennan and reworked traditional material from Scotland and New Zealand drawing on influences from folk tradition, Americana and beyond. Visit their website and HERE for pre-views.

ENTRY: More details and tickets available from Globe Box Office and online HERE. Summer Sounds Festival Pass $18 HERE

Tues 5 MAR, 7.00 PM
Spina & Benignetti: Recital for Piano Duet

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti (website HERE) are two compelling, talented young musicians that come from a strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians. Touring New Zealand and Australia for the first time, the Globe is proud to host this talented international duo.
Tour sponsors: Italian Institute of Culture of Sydney and the Italian Embassy of Wellington
ENTRY: More details and tickets available from Globe Box Office or online HERE. Summer Sounds Festival Pass $18 HERE

Fri 8 MAR, 7.30 PM
Stretch - Chasing Summer Tour

‘Stretch totally captivated, the voice beautiful and soulful.  
Immediately the place lit up, we finished on our feet, a crowd desperate for more’ - The Hook
Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his songs are a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and rock’n’roll. Accompanied by the incredible tone of a 300 year old cello that soars from renowned cellist Paula Sugden. 'Jaws drop to this sound from master musicians, we were transported' - Baybuzz
Able to connect with every audience, Stretch brings a thrilling and unforgettable night of music and emotion. 
‘As we left, still buzzing, people told each other how special this had been. It will be one of those “Remember when…” stories’ - The Hook

ENTRY: Tickets available $20 from Eventfinda and as part of the Summer Sounds Festival Pass $18 HERE

Sat 9 MAR, 7.30 PM
Isaiah B Brunt Trio New Zealand National Tour

A Rhythm Blues & Roots act based in Sydney Australia, the Trio is three ex-pat Kiwis touring both the South & North Islands during February and March in 2019. 

ENTRY: More details and advance sales $20 from Globe Box Office or online HERE. Door sales $25. Summer Sounds Festival Pass $18 HERE 

Sun 10 MAR, 6.00 PM
The Big Bike Film Night: All Bikes, All Terrains, All Good

Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.
Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious! 
So...listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!

ENTRY: More details and tickets $22.80/$16 available HERE or Globe Box Office

Tues 12 MAR, 7.30 pm
Greg Johnson - Every Song Has A Story

Greg returns to Australia/New Zealand for his first tour there in 15 years – partnering with Goldenhorse guitarist Ben King to present ‘Every Song Has A Story’ tour.

Greg will delve into his songbook from across his entire career, 1990-2019 – picking from gems like ‘Isabelle’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Now The Sun is Out’ and ‘Don’t Wait Another Day’ and so many more.

ENTRY: Tickets $41.86 from Eventfinda

Sat 16 MAR,1.00 pm to 2.15pm
The Russian Dance Group in rehearsal and performance

Come and watch a LIVE rehearsal and costumed performance as this group prepares two dances for its debut performance at the Festival of Cultures Market Day the following week.  With choreography by local dance teacher, Tania Kopytko, who will explain the traditional style dances.

Then stay behind after the rehearsal and from 2.15pm learn your first basic Russian dance steps. A lot of fun! All ages and very easy.

ENTRY: FREE. Donations welcome.

Sat 16 MAR, 2.30 to 3pm
Dance Tasters from around the Globe - a fun "Have a Go" 

A FUN easy dance session with PN Crows Feet Dance Collective, led by Tania Kopytko. Come put your best for forward and try some easy and different dance styles from around the Globe …. for the Globe!    

ENTRY: FREE. Donations welcome.

Weds 20 March 6.00 pm and Thurs 21 March, 1.30 pm and 6.00 pm
Shel We? By Tupua Tigāfua and produced by Tupe Lualua Creative Director of Le Moana

The Globe is delighted to host Shel We? as part of the Palmerston North 2019 Festival of Cultures. Inspired by the works of renowned American writer Shel Silverstein, choreographed by the Award winning Tupua Tigāfua and produced by Tupe Lualua, Creative Director of internationally acclaimed dance company, Le Moana, Shel We? is an enchanting, playfully intriguing and visually stunning show.

ENTRY: $10 [$6 for groups 5+] - sponsored by Pub Charity Ltd and Central Energy Trust - from HERE

Fri 22 MAR, 7.30 PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents Red Priest: The Baroque Bohemians

The only Baroque music group to have been compared to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock and Cirque du Soleil, Red Priest brings their own inimitable, high-octane style to the classics of the Baroque. 

ENTRY: Subscribe to the season HERE. Tickets available from Globe Box Office HERE.

Fri 29 MAR, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Fri 29 MAR to SAT 6 APR (days vary), 8.00 PM
Palmy Raw Comedy Quest

Witness the rising stars in stand-up comedy before they hit the big time in the inaugural Palmy Raw Comedy Quest! 
With 3 heats, the top 10 make it to the final, with the winner and the runner up advancing to the Wellington finals, where the top two performers are flown to Auckland to compete in the National Raw Comedy Quest Final.

ENTRY: Tickets $10/$15 (Comedy Hub member special 2 for 1 @ $15)
Fri 29 Mar 8.00 PM (Heat 1) Tickets
HERE
Sat 30 Mar 8.00 PM (Heat 2) Tickets HERE

Fri 5 Apr 8.00 PM (Heat 3) Tickets HERE
Sat 6 Apr 8.00 PM (Finals) Tickets HERE

Sun 31 MAR, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Baroque Ensemble

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 5 APR, 7PM
The Linda Ronstadt Songbook - Direct from Melbourne

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres.  She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
Bloom has been described as “one of Australia’s finest vocalist” and Six-Time Golden Guitar Award Winning singer/songwriter Melinda Schneider describing her as “the next generation of amazing vocalists!”
ENTRY: More details and tickets $45 General Admission. Book HERE.

Sat 13 APR, 7.30 PM
Quiet Storm presents She has to be Loved

A celebration of NZ female recording artists 1979 - 2009
There are many tribute shows out there, but nothing as Kiwi as this show that has been two years in the making. 
More of a homage than a tribute, She Has To Be Loved is a celebration of New Zealand female recording artists from 1979-2009.
Join live band, Quiet Storm, as they follow the chart success of some of New Zealand's most beloved female musicians, tell their stories through their songs, and recognise the contribution they've made to New Zealand music.
You’ll know all the songs, and you’ll want to sing along to favourites by Sharon O'Neill, Jenny Morris, Margaret Urlich, Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Anika Moa, Carly Binding, Gin Wigmore and others.

ENTRY: Tickets $38.88 ($33.88 group discount) from Eventfinda

Tues 16 APR, 7.30 PM
Charlie Parker with Strings 

Featuring from New York Dick Oatts on Alto Saxophone with the New Zealand String Quartet and Jazz Ensemble with Musical Director – Rodger Fox. 

Jazz and Classical worlds find common ground

Famed American alto-saxophonist Dick Oatts combines with a rhythm section, string quartet, two woodwind players under the musical direction of iconic kiwi jazz musician Rodger Fox will recreate this series of musical arrangements as well as adding new arrangements of “Parkers” Bebop era.

ENTRY: More details and tickets ($55) available HERE.

Fri 19 APR - Sat 4 MAY, show days and times vary
Manawatu Theatre Society presents The Wedding Singer

Robbie Hart is an extremely talented wedding singer who, ironically, is left standing at the altar on his own wedding day. Convinced by his friends to go back to work, Robbie befriends Julia Sullivan, a waitress who works at the reception hall where he sings, and who is about to marry a cheating skunk. Unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

ENTRY: Full details and tickets available online and from Globe Box Office soon.

Fri 26 APR, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sun 28 APR, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Roger Wilson (Baritone)
& Guy Donaldson (Piano)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door) 

Thurs 2 MAY, 7.30 PM
Graeme James - The Long Way Home

One of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists, Graeme James released his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home  on January 25th, and is returning to New Zealand on tour from this April.
The Long Way Home is a warmly insightful, lushly layered modern folk album.  

ENTRY: More details and tickets (Early Bird until 8 March $15) from HERE or Globe Box Office.

Fri 3 MAY, 7.30 PM
The Comedy Hub presents Pro Show

Catch some of the best comedians that New Zealand has to offer, with support from local performers.

ENTRY: Full details and tickets available online and from Globe Box Office soon. 

Sun MAY 5, 7.00 PM
Joni Harms and Olivia

Joni Harms has a warm sincerity and ease to her voice… a voice that shines through on stories and melodies of a country/western way of life, making you feel you are part of the entire experience she sings about, as if she is singing only to you.   In many ways, Joni is a pioneer and torch-bearer, knowing the country lifestyle is made up of a blend of musical sounds, giving her a unique style drawing crowds, literally, around the world.
Touring with her daughter, Olivia, who has  "
been on the road with her (mum) as long as I can remember. I've always loved the opportunity to share music with people and it didn't take long before I was bound and determined to make music my career."

ENTRY: Tickets  $25/$20 from www.music.initech.co.nz

 

Wed 13 MAY, 6.00 PM
Tour-Makers with Trick of the Light Theatre & Zanetti Productions presents
The Road That Wasn’t There

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A GIRL WHO FOLLOWED A MAP OFF THE EDGE OF THE WORLD...

From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder) comes an award-winning production drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature - a dark fable reminiscent of Neil Gaiman, and the late (great) Margaret Mahy. Combining puppetry, shadow play, and live music, The Road That Wasn’t There is a captivating cross-over work for adults and older children (8+).

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at Globe Box Office.

Sun 19 MAY, 5 PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents The Brodsky Quartet: Fugues, Rhythm & Texture

Since 1972, the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet have pushed the musical boundaries of the string quartet in presentation and repertoire. Returning to New Zealand after their celebrated 2015 tour, this illustrious quartet offer two contrasting programmes that reflect the group’s unique versatility.

ENTRY: Subscribe to the season HERE. Tickets available from Globe Box Office in early 2019.

Fri 24 MAY, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sun 26 MAY, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Andrew Atkins (Piano)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 7 JUN, 7.30 PM
The Comedy Hub presents Parbaked LOLs

Freshly baked and ready for a final blast in the comedy oven, Parbaked LOLs features locally sourced comedians presenting new material or making their on-stage debut!

ENTRY:  More details and tickets $10/$15 available online and Globe Box Office soon. Door sales $15.

Fri 28 JUN, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sat 29 Jun, 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Taki Rua and TOA presents Cellfish

Eight counts of unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Māori mythology, four counts possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class...
Taki Rua and T.O.A present Cellfish, where hardened inmates come face to face with a whole new nightmare: Shakespeare classes with Miss Lucy!
Some are looking to improve their parole chances, others want to kill some time and one just wants to kill. Funny and insightful, this gripping new work takes us behind the walls of a New Zealand Correctional Facility and into the minds of its residents.
Starring highly-acclaimed actors Jason Te Kare and Carrie Green, Cellfish gives agency to the voiceless.
After standout seasons at Auckland Arts Festival and Silo Theatre, Cellfish is touring Aotearoa for the first time in 2019.
Originally co-produced by the Auckland Arts Festival 2017.

ENTRY: Tickets $45-$12 from HERE or Globe Box Office.

Sun 30 JUN, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Manawatu Piano and Wind Quartet

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 26 JULY, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sun 28 JULY, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Sasha Routh (Cello) & Cristian Huenuqueo (Guitar)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Sun 25 AUG, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Guy Donaldson and Christine Archer-Lockwood (Piano duet)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 30 AUG, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Wed 11 SEPT, 7.30 PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents Matthew Barley & Stephen De Pledge: Chiaroscuro

Impressionistic colours of light and shade echo across the centuries reflecting some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written for the cello. 

Offering choice works of cello and piano in a programme of exquisite symmetry, from the languishing Andante in Bach’s Cello Sonata, and the mirrored reflections of Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, to Takemitsu’s reflection on the Japanese circular idea of time in Orion. 

ENTRY: Subscribe to the season HERE. Tickets available from Globe Box Office in early 2019.

Sun 22 SEPT, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Chris Dann (jazz piano) and friends

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 27 SEPT, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sun 13 OCT, 5PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents Voices New Zealand: Taonga Moana

New Zealand’s premier national chamber choir Voices New Zealand perform a stunning musical and visual reminder about the beauty and importance of our oceans, essential to survival on our planet. This inspiring concert celebrates our oceans as taonga with uplifting and moving music from around the globe. 

ENTRY: Subscribe to the season HERE. Tickets available from Globe Box Office in early 2019.

Sun 27 OCT, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Luke Welch (Piano)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 1 NOV, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Sun 25 NOV, 2.30-3.45 PM
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Hannah Fang and friends

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 29 NOV, 7.30 for 8.00 PM
Alliance Française French Film Night 

Not to be missed for all French cinema lovers!
Every last Friday of the month, discover the best of French cinema at the GLOBE THEATRE. Movies are screened in French with English subtitles, so what better way to improve your comprehension!

From 7.30 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. Licensed bar/café service available at the Globe.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome