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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.

Saturdays from 20 OCT, 9.00am-10.00am
JorJaz Crew

Globe Theatre is home to JorJaz Crew, a performance group for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Formed by Georgia Bergerson in 2008, Jorjaz Crew is currently run by professional theatre-maker Nathan Mudge from Performance Laboratory.

A class full of awesome young adults with the passion and love for performing arts. Classes are held every Saturday 9-10am at the Globe Theatre. If you have that special someone in your family who loves to act, dance and sing then bring them down to join us! 

Weds 24 OCT, 7.00 pm
Hidden Dangers - protecting our health by making food safe

The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre invites you to a FREE public talk by Dr Robert Tauxe, Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Food safety takes constant vigilence. The changing landscape of food production and changes in the microbes themselves offer regular challenges. Finding unexpected disease outbreaks and fixing problems that lead to them is an important part of public health. Now, advanced DNA sequencing is helping public health officials find and solve more outbreaks, and target control measures to stop them from happening again. Working with partners from farm to fork, we can make food safer for everyone. 

ENTRY: Free 

Fri 26 OCT, 7.00 pm
Alliance Francaise presents Paper Video Games - a public talk by Etienne Mineur

Join in for a very interesting conference on a hot topic! What role can paper play in a more and more digitalized world?

Discover Etienne Mineur's experiments on the hybridization of books and digital media through this free public talk about volumique works!

Licensed bar/cafe service available from 6 pm.

ENTRY: Free - donations welcomed

Sat 27 OCT 7.30 pm
Tim L Brown and the Caramello's: History of the Blues  - Journey through the Delta

In the first parts of this experience, Tim L Brown and the infamous Caramello's, will be playing a variety of traditional instruments like the cigar box guitars and percussive tools that will give the rhythmic and soulful feel of the past, and use their voices like instruments. Finally, they will use blues harps, saxiphones, lap steel and resonator guitars like Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters and move ont othe more contemporary blues style of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Gary Clarke Junior.

ENTRY: $25. Book HERE or at Globe Theatre Box Office 

Sun 28 OCT, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series

Duo Tapas (guitar duo)

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

Sun 28 OCT, 2.00 pm
Peace Action Manawatu presents "SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES"

A compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome 

Mon 29 OCT 7.00pm 
Discussion forum - 'Role of NZDF?' Sponsored by Peace Action Manawatū                                                                                                                                                                                                                             'Civil defence, national security, UN peacekeepers, rebuilders or combat capable military force for 5 eyes?'
Nicky Hager, investigative journalist, and Val Morse of Auckland Peace Action. 
Introduced by Liz Remmerswaal  - World Beyond War Aotearoa/NZ co-ordinator and 2017 Sonja Davies Peace Award winner.

ENTRY: FREE Donations welcome

Weds 31 OCT 5.30 and 8.00 pm
Halloween Special Feature

Wanting to get dressed up for Halloween but have nowhere to go... Two great movies, one for the little monsters and one for the big.
For the Little Monsters - Addams Family 5:30pm
This includes FREE 'Trick or Treating' and a 'Best Dressed Competition' with some great prizes up for grabs!

ENTRY: $5 Tickets available from the i-site on the Square, Globe Box Office or online HERE

For the Big Monsters: What We Do in the Shadows 8:00 pm
Prizes for best dressed and this ticket gains you entry to exclusive Vampires vs Werewolves after-party!
Best dressed prizes drawn after the film screening.

ENTRY: $12 Tickets available from the i-site on the Square, Globe Box Office or online HERE 

Fri 2 NOV 7.30 for 8.00 pm
Alliance Française French Film Night: La Villa 

in the depths of winter, near Marseille, Angele, Joseph and Armand gather around their ageing father. It is a moment for them to measure what they have preserved from the ideal of the world he has estalished. When newcomers come from the sea to upset their thoughts....

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 3 NOV 7.00 pm
Tall Poppies Drama Collective presents Three Bunkers

Tall Poppies senior production contains three pieces:
Deaus ex machina (horror),
Clerk Saunders (comedy), and
Impromptu Public Speaking on a topic of your choice

ENTRY: $5 door sales only (from 6.00 pm)

Sun 4 NOV 1.30 pm
Manawatu Savage Club presents a Variety Concert

Featuring MSC Swing Band, Freyburg High School Concert Band PLUS MSC Music Achievement Award Winner.

ENTRY: $15. Tickets available in advance from Beggs - Musicworks

Thurs 22 NOV - Fri 7 DEC (show days and times vary)
Manawatu Theatre Society presents Yes, Prime Minister

From the writers of the original television series YesMinister and YesPrime Minister, comes the equally sharply satirical stage version. "This is not a simple replica of the popular 1980s TV series. Even if writers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn couldn't be expected to foresee the comic possibilities of coalition, they recognise that the power balance inside politics has radically changed, and that Jim Hacker has become more presidential, while being ever more dependent on others. The result is to push satire, legitimately in my view, into the zany realm of farce." Michael Billington, The Guardian

Shows daily on Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 7.30 pm and Sunday matinee at 4.00 pm

ENTRY: $25 ($23 for group of 20+). Tickets available from Globe Box Office and online HERE

ENTRY Limited tickets $10 each, available from Globe Box Office and online HERE

Fri 23 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, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series

Ludwig Treviranus (piano)

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

Weds 5 DEC 7.00pm
Alliance Francaise presents CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE

A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre! First Tuesday of every second month. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm. 

FREE event, donations welcome.
Talk in ENGLISH! 

Sat 8 DEC, 7.30 pm

Back by popular demand! One man, two acts, 40 characters. 
Alexander Sparrow started playing the US President before Trump won the election – and hasn’t stopped since. Trump is battling against the world, his staff, and his wife. When the stress kills him, Trump’s soul decides he has some unfinished business to attend to. And who better to possess than the Southern Hemisphere’s #1 Trump impersonator? This comedy-horror is Alexander's most ambitious Trump show yet, featuring appearances from Putin, Dr Phil, Oprah, and many, many more.  
Run time includes 10 minute interval.
Presented by Sparrow & Boyle Entertainment.



“He’s good” TV3 – “very good” TVNZ – “he nails it” PRIME TV
"impressive energy, humour, invention . . . an astounding feat of memory" - Theatreview

ENTRY: $25/$20 available HERE or Globe Box Office

Mon 10 and Tues 11 DEC, 7.00 pm
Tall Poppies Drama Collective presents Jemima Goes to Hogwarts

About an ordinary (quite introverted actually) Palmerston North girl going to Hogwarts, encountering her heroes and doing the right thing without expecting fame.

ENTRY $12. Tickets available HERE

Thurs 13 DEC, 7.30 pm
RAIL LAND - Anthonie Tonnon

Rail Land is a tour of Aotearoa that will take both performer and audience out of the city centres, via some of the world’s most beautiful and miraculous passenger rail lines. Coming to everywhere there is rail for public transport, and beyond, these summer holidays.

ENTRY $23/$15 tickets available from anthonietonnon.com


Sat 15 DEC, 7.30 pm

Winner Best Comedy - 2018 Palmy Fringe Festival
Nominated Best Comedy - 2018 Nelson Fringe

Back by popular demand comes a one-woman comedy which sets up an old lady in the least likely environment.
Patricia Goldsack, known as Pat to her friends and lovers, has toured New Zealand for the last four decades with her Swingers club and brothel. Looking to make a dime in her old age, and lots of new and naked friends, she explores how close two degrees is and whether we can make that separation smaller. Make your dreams come true . . .

Presented by Sparrow & Boyle Entertainment.  
“utterly phenomenal . . . hilarious” - Theatreview
“impossible not to love” - Echoes From The Wings

ENTRY: $25/$20 available HERE or Globe Box Office

Fri 18 Jan 7.30 pm
The Frank Burkitt Band - 
'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour.

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music.
When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh with his partner and backing vocalist Kara Filbey, he formed The Frank Burkitt Band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk. This mix of styles and genres gives their show unique variety, alongside tight knit harmonies and well crafted arrangements.
They will also be joined for this gig by the amazing Oscar Laven, a one man horn section and a stalwart of the Wellington jazz scene.
You can check out the band here: HERE 
2019 will see The Frank Burkitt Band embark on the longest tour of their lives. From January - June, they intend to take their music all around New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Yes, they are quite ambitious and slightly unhinged. They will be releasing a new live EP to coincide with their touring adventures. 
It was an incredible night the last time they were in town so don’t miss out, grab a ticket now!
ENTRY: $25 Tickets available HERE or from Globe box office.

Thurs 28 Feb 8.00 pm
The U2 Show Achtung Baby present The Joshua Tree Tour 2019

New Zealand! You asked for it so here it is!The U2 Show Achtung Baby are finally bringing their SELL OUT "The Joshua Tree" album show to NZ.
Direct from Melbourne, with guests.

Tickets $39.50 Early Bird (until 1 Dec 2018) $45 General Admission. Book HERE.

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!”
Tickets $39.50 Early Bird (until 1 Jan 2019)/$45 General Admission. Book HERE.