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We do not issue refunds if you purchase tickets and cannot attend the show. Refunds will only be issued if a show is postponed or cancelled. In this case we will contact you and organise the refund process. If a show is postponed and rescheduled, we do encourage you to keep your tickets and attend the rescheduled date,

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Lola and Friends 2021 Season

Lola and Friends is a curated cabaret that always delights! Join Mr Lola Illusion and his host of talented friends as they take you on a fanciful journey of wonder and hilarity!

2021 kicks off with the riotous LUCKY DIP followed by the tulle filled comedy PROM. We return to THE CLOTHESLINE CIRCUS with a new lineup of wonderful acts and the Boom Boom Room Burlesque will present an all new revue FRUITSTAND! And what season of Lola and Friend is complete without the madness that is MIXED NUTS! It's going to be a fantastic year!


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Book Now! Come and join in the fun!

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE for all shows
Admission $37

Sunday Matinee Series presents Olga Shanina & Guy Donaldson

SUNDAY MARCH 7, 2:30PM - This show was originally due to take place on February 28th but got rescheduled.

Olga was born in Ulyanovsk in the family of a military pilot.

As a graduating student in the Rimsky- Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory she performed the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, and this was to become her signature role, having performed it over 100 times.

She has also performed leading roles in Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, and Carmen, as well as roles in a number of Russian operas less well known in the west. In addition to her opera roles she was several times invited by the St Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Society to perform.

Olga Shanina has been a soloist with the M.P. Mussorgsky- Mikhailovsky  Opera and Ballet Theatre, and winner of numerous international competitions.

From 2004 until 2008 she was a senior lecturer at the Herzen State University Vocal Department as well as presenting master classes in Kazakhstan.

Following operatic appearances in Shanghai in 2016 Olga has had a close connection with China giving various concerts and masterclasses and being a judge in the China-Russia International Music Competition in 2017. She received a government award for concert activities in Southern China and has continued to be involved as a teacher of singing in China.

Her connection with New Zealand has been by way of a social cultural exchange visit to New Zealand.

Olga was to have performed early in the 2020 Globe Concert series following teaching in China, but Covid-19 prevented her from visiting New Zealand.

Olga’s Globe concert on February 28 with pianist Guy Donaldson will therefore be very significant.   The concert will feature arias from Verdi’s La Traviata as well as by Bizet, Puccini, and a range of Russian composers including Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov.  It will also include early music by Bach and Caccini.

ENTRY: Donation ($5 suggested)

THE BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT

THURSDAY 11 MARCH, 7:00PM

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

Showcasing our 2021 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, and utterly, utterly, utterly aimed at the two wheel devotee!

This year’s treasure chest of films includes an incredible story of a transformative bikepacking journey through the Canadian Rockies; an unusual Victorian pastime taking place in modern London; a rider who has a burden of blindness and its vulnerabilities to contend with while undertaking a gruelling self-supported fat bike race in the Arctic; the humble story of a BMX Club and their dream of becoming the number one Club in the UK; a young female rider who goes back in time to carry the stories of the past into the future; four adventurers bikerafting and riding through challenging landscapes, following the historical trails to and from one of New Zealand’s most significant rivers; and a unique bike builder who builds off-road cycles that helps change people’s lives; ALL in the mix!!

These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.

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: Tickets available HERE
Door sales may be available on the night
Admission
Adults $23, Under 17 $17.50, Under 12 $12.50 (plus booking fee)

Charlie Chaplin's THE KID

FRIDAY MARCH 12, 8:00PM

Silent Movies LIVE!

This is the chance to see Charlie Chaplin's movie 'The Kid', as it was first broadcast, with no talking, just live piano and percussion.

Suitable for all the family to enjoy.

It is the 100 year anniversary of the release from 1921.

Jeremy Fitzsimons - Percussion (Orchestra Wellington)
David Selfe - Piano (The Old Dairy Factory)

A unique not-to-be-missed event!

ENTRY: General Admission $15 - at the door

Network of Skilled Migrants - Manawatu presents Dealing with Stress & Anxiety in Uncertain Times
 
FRIDAY 12 MARCH, 6:00PM
 
Presented by Lauren Parsons
 
An award-winning Wellbeing Specialist who believes that everyone deserves to thrive. Passionate about equipping and inspiring people to truly boost their health and happiness. TEDx speaker, Author of “real food less fuss”, founder of the Snack on Exercise movement and host of the Thrive TV Show. An exceptional woman who helps busy people re-discover how to feel vibrant, confident and energised.
 
IN THIS SESSION YOU'LL DISCOVER:
• The different types of stress and how to capitalise on eustress (good stress)
• How the fight or flight response affects your physiology and psychology
• Why you need to oscillate and how to do that
• The most effective way to trigger your body’s relaxation response
• Simple effective strategies to manage and prevent stress taking over
• How to instantly boost your mood and switch out of negative thinking
• How to integrate these practices throughout your day for maximum results
 
ENTRY: Free but you need to RSVP on or before 10th March 2021 for catering purpose & for more information:
Chathu on 021 087 69178 or email: - nsmm.manawatu@gmail.com

Chamber Music New Zealand presents TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

SATURDAY 13 MARCH, 7:30PM

Award-winning choreographer Loughlan Prior fuses dance with music in his adaptation of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Based on the mystical poem by Richard Dehmel, it is a celebration of new life (both literally and figuratively), the duality of conflict and resolution, and ultimately the reconciliation of one with the universe. Coupled with Dvořák’s gorgeously Slavonic String Sextet, this night of intensity, intimacy and spiritual metamorphosis is given life by BalletCollective Aotearoa and the New Zealand String Quartet in a striking theatrical journey of courage, strength, and human warmth.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Adult $39
Concession $34
Tertiary Student $10 - Rush Ticket (Available one hour prior to concert start)

 

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain)

FRIDAY MARCH 19, 8:00PM
Pre-show drinks & nibbles from 7:00PM

Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine, canapes and petit fours.

Comedy/Drama: Several 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first synchronized swimming team -- for men.

Rating: M Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over
NOTE: Offensive language & sexual references

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $35
Alliance Francaise Members $25

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Systeme K

SATURDAY MARCH 20, 2:00PM

Documentary: Artists express themselves in the Congolese city of Kinshasa.

Rating: M Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over
NOTE: Animal cruelty & content that may disturb

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $15
Alliance Francaise Members $10

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Minga and the Broken Spoon (Minga et la Cuillere Cassee)

SATURDAY MARCH 20, 3:45PM
SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2:00PM

Animation: Minga and the Broken Spoon is the story of a young girl and orphan called Minga (Gina Sondo), who is sent away from her family home by her acrimonious stepmother, Mami Kaba (Tata Afrizoh), for having broken a spoon during her daily chores.

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers
NOTE: Violence & scary scenes

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $15
Alliance Francaise Members $10

Saturday March 20 family screening with afternoon tea included from 3.45pm. Movie starts at 4.15pm.

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Notre Dame

SATURDAY MARCH 20, 6:00PM

Comedy: An architect's life is upended when she wins the opportunity to renovate Notre Dame Cathedral.

Rating: M Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over
NOTE: Offensive language & nudity

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $15
Alliance Francaise Members $10

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Papicha

SATURDAY MARCH 20, 8:00PM
SUNDAY MARCH 21, 4:00PM

Drama: The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage through the public space. While a frenzied hunt for women unveiled is launched, Nedjma, a young student passionate about fashion, is determined to federate the girls of her campus to organise a fashion show braving all the forbidden.

Rating: Restricted 13 Restricted to persons 13 years and over
NOTE: Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $15
Alliance Francaise Members $10

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

The Comedy Hub presents Paul Ego

SATURDAY 20 MARCH, 8:00PM

"Paul Ego must be the most relaxed comedian on the circuit. He has also proved to be 7 Days quickest wit. He really should have his own fanclub” (NZ Herald)

You may know him from his tenure on 7 Days or as the voice of the Pak N Save Stickman, but now Paul Ego is taking his standup act to the Manawatu. Join one of NZ's most in-demand comedic minds through a night of laughter and mirth.

Hosted by Dylan Stewart, voted best male comedian in Palmerston North 3 years in a row, and featuring local opening acts, this is one event not to miss.

Join The Comedy Hub today. Membership available HERE.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $30
Comedy Hub Member $20

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Le Brio

SUNDAY MARCH 21, 6:00PM

Comedy/Drama: A French law professor known for his outbursts is forced to mentor an Albanian student after he targets her in a bigoted rant.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $15
Alliance Francaise Members $10

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

Alliance Francaise Palmerston North presents Francophonie Film Festival

Arab Blues (Un Divan a Tunis)

SUNDAY MARCH 21, 8:00PM

Comedy-drama: After years abroad in Paris, a woman returns home to Tunis with the dream of opening up her own psychotherapy practice.

Rating: M Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 years and over
Offensive language

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission:
General admission $15
Alliance Francaise Members $10

Alliance Francaise Members ticket-holders please bring appropriate AF membership card to film screenings
For films with a restricted rating please bring appropriate ID

Lola and Friends presents LUCKY DIP

FRIDAY MARCH 26, 8:00PM
SATURDAY MARCH 27, 8:00PM

Lola and Friends presents their first revue of 2021!

Lola and Friends are back with a new show! Lucky Dip is part game show - part variety spectacular filled with comedy, magic, drag, song and dance. The performers don't know what acts they are going to do and what order they are on, you the audience get to play along and change the path of the show! It's unpredictable, spontaneous chaos! Lucky Dip who knows what you will get!

Book Now!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $37

Wanderlust Opera presents Love Linda - The Life of Mrs Cole Porter

WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 7:30PM
THURSDAY APRIL 1, 7:30PM

A one-act theatrical and musical show featuring some of Cole Porter’s best loved songs including Night & Day, In The Still of The Night, Love For Sale, Let’s Do It and Miss Otis Regrets.

In this tour-de-force one-woman show, Linda Lee Thomas (Mrs Cole Porter) candidly recounts, through song and story, her life’s journey with Cole Porter.

Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and a spectacular, glamour-filled life.

With innovative arrangements, the timeless music and lyrics of Cole Porter weave through the compelling narrative of Love, Linda, examining the darker sides of their life, while also celebrating the deep love that blossomed through their unconventional relationship.

“Love, Linda” was written by New York-based jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in collaboration with Gary William Friedman and enjoyed two successful off-Broadway runs.

Singer and producer Georgia Jamieson Emms, best known for her work on the classical stage, will step into the role of Linda, accompanied by Wellington-based jazz musicians Ayrton Foote (piano), Thomas Moore (double bass) and Sebastian Macaulay (drums).

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $37

DISTANCING (ATIMARI)

FRI, SAT & SUN 9, 10 & 11 APRIL, 7:00PM

A film by Arka Gupta

Distancing (Atimari) explores the recent marriage tension of small-town couple John and Rose Winstead after Rose discovers her husband's infidelity with his office co-worker, Kat. John desires a better, more improved life, made possible by moving to Sydney with Kat and leaving his small-town life, and wife, far behind - but the current state of the world and his sense of flawed morals may not make this transition the easiest.

Distancing (Atimari) is writer-director Arka Gupta's second dramatic film following Udiyoman (Emerging). He is a full-time PhD student in Chemistry at Massey University, but utilises his spare time being an independent filmmaker with a background in theatre, having performed for many shows in the heart of the vibrant, creative Palmerston North. Distancing (Atimari)'s talent stars include Cam Dickons, Taryn Field and Lydia Smith - all of who have been involved with numerous theatrical productions in PN over the past few years and the recipients of a handful of accolades and awards for their roles. The director and the cast are excited to present this passion project, filmed in different Palmerston North locales, and screened at the local Globe Theatre.

This event will also feature Udiyoman (Emerging), Arka Gupta's first film made with the brilliantly creative Sam Wyss, another local talent. The film depicts a brave soul's journey through depression and dissociation, towards the hope of recovery.

Come and join us for an hour-long event showcasing and celebrating superb local talent. 3 nights only! MC'd by Morgan Hunter-Bell.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $11

Code-Switch

FRIDAY APRIL 16, 12:00PM & 7:00PM
SATURDAY APRIL 17, 12:00PM

"Want a future that'll make your family proud? What about success and happiness? You'll find all this and more at Camp Mana."

A new door opens for Hemi and Anna as they’re accepted into the prestigious ‘Camp Mana,’ a program designed to prepare promising school leavers to succeed in the ‘real’ world. The pair come from a low socio-economic area and are given the opportunity to defy the odds. But there's always a catch - how much will they have to give up to succeed?

"Code-Switch" is a collaborative live cinema experience combining film, dance and live stage theatre that explores what happens to young people when dreams, values, and social contexts clash. Follow the illusions and disillusionment of two students whose lives are a little bit like all of ours: Hemi, the artistic and naive blank slate, and Anna, the ambitious and determined over-achiever. From choosing between passion and financial stability, to juggling the pressures of family and culture, the decisions they make will have consequences - whether they like it or not.

Proudly supported by Globe Theatre, Photogear and Aorere College Foundation.

Find out more information on the following links:
Official Website
Instagram
Facebook

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Adults $22
Students with ID $17
Chiuldren under 12 $11

Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Band

SATURDAY APRIL 24, 7:00PM

This event was due to take place on Saturday February 27th. Due to the COVID lockdown at the time, the band have changed the date to April 24th. If you have tickets for the original date, they are still valid. If you cannot attend the new date, you will receive a full refund. The Globe Theatre will contact all patrons before the end of February.

The band comprises original members of three of NZs top good time groups, Hogsnort Rupert, Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band and Dave and the Dynamos performing a string of hits including Pretty Girl, Aunty Alice brought us this, Miss September, Everyone Knows and Life begins at 40 to name a few.

It is now 18 months since the new band’s first shows and they moved confidently into 2020 with many engagements ahead  but a virus had other plans causing cancellation of all of them. Lockdown was lifted and the bookings flowed again but corona interfered once more and the seven piece band were stopped in their tracks. During the lockdowns and in between bits, the band produced their own on-line monthly variety show and the six episodes were viewed hundreds of thousands of times on

Facebook and YouTube. Despite the show’s success the band can’t wait to get back on stage and play more live shows.

Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Show is an evening of nostalgia with the band’s repertoire interlaced with songs from the same era, you will hear hits from Hogsnort, hits from Bulldogs and many other much loved songs, the audience will be treated to a trip down memory lane.

Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Band is made up of Neil Worboys, Dave Luther, Kevin Findlater, Chris Brown, Dean Wishart, Wayne Mills & Dave Allen.

Click here to find out more about the Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Band.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $29

Gentlemen Prestige presents Straight Outta Lockdown
 
THURSDAY 6 MAY, 7:00PM
 
Gentlemen Prestige has teamed up with Ibiza Party Bus to create our new charity show "Straight out of Lockdown" – a comedy cabaret show based on the COVID-19 lockdown.
 
We are presenting a two hour show that brings together some of the best entertainers from the UK, Australia and NZ. The show contains five fully choreographed solo performances approximately 10 minutes each, along with three choreographed group routines. There are multiple giveaways and games throughout the night strung together with an artful and hilarious comedy theme.
 
This year we aim to raise money to aid victims of domestic abuse. All profits from our show will be donated to SHINE, who help keep people safe from domestic abuse and family violence.
 
ENTRY: Tickets available HERE
Admission $35 - $55 (plus booking fee)
Please note this is an 18+ show

Renée Therése

SATURDAY 22 MAY, 2:00PM

Award winning Manawatū country singer/songwriter Renée Therése is releasing her brand new country music album titled 'Better With Friends' live in concert. Be the first to hear Renée and her band of talented musos play her brand new album of original songs live in its entirety.

The show will also feature other talented guest artists who are well known in the local country music scene, including current finalists in 2021 Entertainer of the Year. This is sure to be a great showcase of good country music, old and new, with some top kiwi talent on display. If you are a country music lover, you don't want to miss this fantastic afternoon.

Renée will have her new album for sale on CD at the event alongside some of her artist merchandise available for purchase. Come along and support a hard working local kiwi musician who is well known in the Palmy arts community.

Be sure to check out the singles she has already released from her album on Spotify HERE.

Follow her on Facebook HERE.
Follow her on Instagram HERE.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission Adult $22 Child (Under 16 years) $11

Lola and Friends presents PROM

FRIDAY MAY 28, 8:00PM
SATURDAY MAY 29, 8:00PM

PROM a tulle filled night of dreams and disappointment. Join Mr Lola Illusion and his mates for a school dance like no other - will Lola find a date? Will the decorating committee pass out from helium inhalation? Are the chaperones drunk? Who knows! Grab a date and find out!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $37

Daniel Champagne - Postponed to July 2021

THURS 1 JULY, 7:30PM
FRI 2 JULY, 7:30PM

April 2020 shows were postponed due to COVID-19 and were rescheduled for December 2020. Unfortunately Daniel was unable to travel to New Zealand from Australia so his shows have been rescheduled again for July 2021. All tickets purchased for the April & December shows are valid for July.

The young Australian-born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his tour to New Zealand playing two intimate shows at The Globe Theatre on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July 2021.

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available at the Globe Box Office - Postponed to July 2021

Lola and Friends presents THE CLOTHESLINE CIRCUS

FRIDAY JULY 30, 8:00PM
SATURDAY JULY 31, 8:00PM

Lola and Friends is thrilled to take you back to the fantastical world of THE CLOTHESLINE CIRCUS. Join us for a night of wonder and magic, featuring an all new cast and acts. It's a fantastical circus of a cabaret.

A delight for the senses the breathtakingly beautiful CLOTHESLINE CIRCUS will be absolutely mesmerizing, come run away with us!

Limited season book now!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $37

Bloom Presents Adele & Amy Songbook

SUN 12 SEPTEMBER, 7:30PM

(Rescheduled from September 2020 to September 2021. Please check your emails if you had purchased tickets for the 2020 performance. Tickets purchased for the original show are valid for the 2021 show.)

Australia's brightest new singing star Bloom brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists, Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them. Bloom will be backed by an all-star band that features James Morley, former  member of ARIA hall of fame band The Angels and current member of the Choirboys as well as members of the late Jon English Band. 

The Melbourne singer/songwriter who is highly applauded as one of Australia's greatest power vocalists will combine the two artists in one incredible show. Bloom has already garnered international acclaim and recently sang the National Anthem for the Aust/NZ Test Series. 

Back by popular demand! Returning from their soldout NZ tour in 2018.

ENTRY: Earlybird tickets $39.50, General Admission $45. Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

 

Boom Boom Room Burlesque presents FRUIT STAND

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 8:00PM
SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 8:00PM

The Boom Boom Room Burlesque wowed you with last year's revue Gin Palace and this year let them excite you with FRUIT STAND! It's fun, fruity and most definitely fabulous!

A high camp revue with tropical overtones and fabulous comedy. We cannot wait for you to see this show! Book now it's going to be absolutely bananas!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $37

 

Lola and Friends presents MIXED NUTS

FRIDAY DECEMBER 17, 8:00PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 18, 8:00PM

It's Christmas time and Lola and Friends are ready with another crazy revue! In the past we have had an awkward family christmas and the strangest nativity you ever did see, who knows what madness will ensue this Christmas season?

One thing we know for sure is that MIXED NUTS is always a good time, come spend the silly season with us!

Book your group now! This always sells fast!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $37