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WED 30 SEPTEMBER, 10AM & 11.30AM

Meet Kenny, he is the caregiver for Tim.

It's bedtime, but Tim is convinced there is a monster under his bed. Kenny tells him there are no such things as monsters under the bed.

Tim isn't sure, and wants to have a look. In an attempt to get Tim into bed, Kenny lends a hand, only to find the cat hiding under the bed.

"There is no monster only a cat, now turn the light off and go to sleep," says Kenny.
"Leave the light on and tell me a story."
The story finished – the lights go out.
"No! Turn the light on," says Tim. "I am afraid of the dark! "
And so begins a lights on, lights off, lights on, lights off ...
Tim finally falls asleep.

From out of the shadows comes Frog, Spider, Cat and Mouse. They are creatures of the night and not afraid of the dark at all. Whether Tim is dreaming or not, we don't know. All we know is that he understands from meeting them that there is nothing to be afraid of in the dark.

Full of original music, songs and actions, the puppet characters from Turn on the Light weave a story that helps Tim overcome his fear of the dark.

Turn on the Light is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young audiences, performed solo by long time actor/puppeteer of Little Dog Barking Theatre Mr. Kenny King.

ENTRY: Tickets $14 available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office

Darren Watson - "Getting Sober For The End Of The World" Album Tour

FRI 2 OCTOBER 2020, 8:00PM

Beloved Aotearoa folk-blues musician Darren Watson is releasing his new album Getting Sober For The End Of The World on October 1. Then he's hitting the road to bring it to you across the country all October-long!

The album tells a diverse range of stories in song - from the upbeat title track about giving up the party life just as the Earth seems about to end, to the poignant ballad of 'Ernie Abbott'. In 1984, Abbot, Wellington Trades' Hall caretaker, was murdered in one of New Zealands most infamous acts of domestic terrorism. The case is still unsolved and Watson exquisitely asks "... who put Ernie Abbott's soul in God's hands?" Mavis Staples guitar Rick Holmstrom brings his trademark swampy guitar to 'Alison Jane'.

"If Ry Cooder had a long-lost New Zealand cousin, it would be Darren Watson. In 'Getting Sober for the End of the World', you can smell the crawfish etouffee bubbling on the stove while a New Orleans first line shuffles and slinks past the window, the lyrics carrying you along with the unifying connection of music and humanity" - Tami Neilson

"Anyone who thinks only Americans can authentically sing the blues should listen to this album by the New Zealander Darren Watson. It's outstanding from beginning to end - the finest acoustic blues CD this reviewer has heard in quite some time" - Blues Matters Magazine (UK)

Website: darrenwatson.com 

Entry: Tickets $32 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Ignite Kids present 2020 Instrumental Show "Where words fail, music speaks"

SUN 4th OCTOBER 2020 6:00PM

Our children and youth are the future of our families, governments, churches, countries and our world! Ignite Kids offers how sweet the sound and the power of the music to grow their relationship with God at a level they understand and helps them to make right decisions in life We know that parenting is hard, but “ When Words Fail, Music Speaks" (Hans Christian Andersen) Anyone can speak. Anyone can give advice or comfort one another with words. But, no matter what is said, how carefully those words are spoken; they always fail to express one's emotions as deeply as they intend. Music gives those words a new tone, a new viewpoint It gives those words a mood, and the melody of it almost speaks for the words. Music is something powerful, something that can't be defined in one way. No matter age, race, religion, sexual orientation, we all use music as an escape from the cruel world we live in. We like to remember the times where we suffered, and the songs we listened to while we found the will to stand back up and go on.

Entry by donation - For more information contact Faatasi Tupua on faatasift84@priest.com


Four Friends and a Funeral - Tama's Tangi

THURS 8th & FRI 9th OCTOBER, 7:30PM

Four friends, having lost contact with one another in recent years, arrive back in their little community for Tama’s funeral. Over the few days of Tama's tangi the friends reminisce on the fun times they shared together with Tama. But the reunion also presents an opportunity to reflect on decisions made to move away in search of futures that have still not been realised. The lure of home, reconnecting with friends and tending to unfinished matters raises questions about what matters most in life and the meaning of true friendship. Talented singers and comedic sketches will ensure the audience is well entertained by a story that also includes important messages for us all.

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

Comedy Hub presents Parbaked LOL's


Palmerston North's hottest rookie comedy show is back featuring a freshly baked batch of new performers, with a few of your old favourite treats on top!

Hosted by local favourite MC Justin Ngai

Tickets are $15. Comedy Hub members* are $10.

Get your LOL's on and sample some of the region's best up and coming comedic talent!

*Become a member of The Comedy Hub for just $30 and get discounts and deals for all of our shows. See www.comedyhubpalmy.com/membership for details.

ENTRY: $15/$10 available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

DIY Comedy presents Wa(haha)hine


A comedy show full to the brim with funny women from the Manawatu and surrounding areas!

Featuring performers doing stand up, poetry, music, sketch and anything else considered comedic.

Featuring Karen Leslie, Maggie Malone, Astarté, Elaine Rielly, Mama Z, Shannon Gillies and more TBA!

ENTRY: Tickets $25/$20 available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office

The Rose Academy Presents "Twisted Tales: A Cursed Fate"

SAT 17 OCT 1:00PM & 6:30PM, SUN 18 OCT 2:00PM

The Rose Academy's retelling of our favourite fairy tales, with a twist. Journey with our dancers as we see our beloved princesses grow up and discover what fate awaits them.

Our students are excited to share what is shaping up to be our most epic show yet. We have added an extra show this year as we sold out last year, get in quick to avoid missing out.

We're also looking forward to welcoming you to our Gala Event prior to the Saturday evening show, join us for drinks, nibbles & a very special performance from Royal New Zealand Ballet guest artists. Gala tickets can be added throughout the purchasing process for an extra $10 on your ticket price. The Gala event begins promptly at 5:30pm.

ENTRY: Tickets $9 (child) & $18 (adult/senior) available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

Simon O'Neill & Rodger Fox w/The Rodger Fox Big Band

WED 21st OCT 2020, 8:00pm

The Rodger Fox Big Band continues to defy musical boundaries in a stunning collaboration with international opera star and New Zealand native Simon O'Neill.

Premiering new arrangements of Wagner’s Die Walküre , Winter Song and Notung! Notung! and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, this ground-breaking concert will unite one of the finest heldentenors on the international stage in a format that takes Wagner out of the Opera House and into the world of big band jazz. Simon O’Neill’s illustrious career spans the great operas and opera houses of Europe and the United States as well as Australia and New Zealand. 

ENTRY: Tickets $58 available HERE


THURS 22 OCTOBER 2020, 7:00PM

Join Carson Taare at the Globe Theatre with Gray Bartlett MBE & Mark Dennison.

Born and schooled in Palmerston North, Carson Taare started his music career at an early age and his passion for music has never stopped. Carson has performed on live television for the ‘This Is Not Who We Are’ concert at Sky City. 2019 was a busy year for Carson. He performed at the prestigious Country Music Association Festival in Nashville Tennessee, performed with the Glenn Millar Orchestra in Hamilton and Auckland, and was awarded the Pat McMinn Rising Star Award at the Variety Artist Club Awards. Carson is currently a member of the NZ Secondary Schools choir and the NZ Youth Choir and you can find him most months performing around the Manawatu at various fairs and events.

Gray Bartlett MBE needs no introduction. He was presented with the first-ever NZ International Gold Disc in March 1968 for “La Playa” which was a major hit in Japan in 1965. Gray has toured and supported many international acts including Connie Francis, Bobby Vee, The Ventures, Tom Jones, Herman’s Hermits & Michael Crawford. His awards are numerous and include NZCMA Hands of Fame 1981, Top NZ Country Band 1983, NZ Country Instrumentalist 1984 & 1986, and of course he was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1987 New Year Honours for services to entertainment.

Mark Dennison studied for four years in BMus and two years for Dip Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His professional theatre credits as a musician include Annie, Anything Goes, Blood Brothers, Cabaret, Cats, Chicago, 42nd Street and many, many more. His theatre credits as a composer include Pete the Barefoot Postman (2001), Kevin the Musical (2014) and Freda Stark the Musical which is currently in development.

Together they will perform a number of original songs from Carson with a view to heading to the recording studio in the near future.

ENTRY: Tickets $22 available HERE or at the Globe Box Office


Jan Preston Trio - Piano Boogie Woman Album Tour


The Jan Preston Trio return to Palmerston North's Globe Theatre with a brand new album and tour. Tickets $27.

Jan was always drawn to the Boogie Woogie style of piano playing, made popular by Black American’s in the 1930’s. So it’s no surprise that her latest CD is called PIANO BOOGIE WOMAN, with Jan singing and playing with energy and passion in the characteristic 8-to-the-bar boogie rhythm. This is a landmark CD for Jan being her 12th solo album, recorded entirely on her own grand piano, with a protracted song writing period due to the COVID lockdown.

“I had much more listening and thinking time on this CD than any prior, and I’m very excited by the results.” says Jan. “I’m also delighted to be able to come from Sydney (via hotel isolation) to play an extensive tour of the North Island with my trio. We’ll be performing my new material as well as some music that’s been in our set for a while but not recorded until now”. The boogie groove is said to have originated from the rhythm of the steam train and Jan’s family home in Greymouth was nearby the train line. Perhaps it’s no coincidence she has an affinity with it, and plays and sings boogie woogie with such style and energy.

Musicians don’t stop because live shows do.
Through wars, pandemics, isolation and suchlike, the music plays on.
Because that’s what musicians do.
It keeps them sane.

Jan’s infectious brand of boogie piano, together with her candid humour, entertaining and energetic personaility, have found a loyal audience throughout Australia, NZ, Germany and the UK.
From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, her early career began in NZ with the 1980 Hit Band Coup D’Etat. Winner of 5 music awards, Jan also composes music for film and TV (such as her sister Gaylene Preston’s film My Year With Helen) and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today. All Jans cd albums will be available at the shows including Piano Boogie Woman.

ENTRY: $27 available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office

2020 Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival Decanted

Andrew London & Friends

Featuring Wayne Mason & James Tait-Jamison
Tickets $25.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Blues Night
Featuring Blues Buffet - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Tickets $25.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Kevin Downings Lab Band

Featuring from Wellington the Nick Granville Power Trio

Tickets $25.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

The Big Band Bash

With the Swamp City Big Band, Manawatu Jazz Club Big Band
Tickets $15.00 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Stretch - 'Our Dreams Are Changing' Album Release Tour


‘Stretch totally captivated, the voice beautiful and soulful. Immediately the place lit up, we finished on our feet, a crowd desperate for more’ - BayBuzz

Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his song-writing is a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and acoustic rock’n’roll.

Having performed stunning sets at The Powerstation and Tuning Fork, opened for Damien Rice, Jeff Tweedy, Angus & Julia Stone, plus sold-out headline shows at Church Road Winery and Hawke's Bay Arts Festival; Stretch can be counted as one of New Zealand's most captivating musical talents.

'Jaws drop to this sound, a class act from master musicians, we were transported' - The Hook

Now framing this exceptional voice, is the combination of acoustic guitar and the incredible tone of a 300-year-old cello. In the hands of Paula Sugden, her cello sings with grace and power. This musical connection has brought audiences to a hush, then left them roaring for more. The combination of mesmerising performances and songwriting lead to being selected to open for Elton John in New Zealand on his last ever tour.   

This beautifully sparse and emotive sound is set to a depth of lyricism earnt from a life truly lived. With songs from the soul and a sound that transports listeners, this is life affirming music, undeniable in its impact.

‘Stretch had the crowd from the get-go, simply from his powerful performance, another triumphant night' - 13th Floor

ENTRY: $25 plus booking fee available HERE

Albi & The Wolves 

SAT 21 NOVEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative indie folk songs. Chris Dent, the proud albino frontman of Albi, Pascal Roggen and Micheal Young have crated a stage show that's brimming with energy and moment to pause for reflection. 

The trio has a huge sound that is simply created by an acoustic guitar, electric violin, double bass and their three voices. Since 2014, they have gone from strength to strength touring in Australia, New Zealand and Rarotonga and in 2018 they took home the Best Folk Artist Awared at the NZVMA's. What makes this band special is the sense of community that follows them everywhere they go so whether it's connection through dance, laughter, or singing, audiences feel radiant after shows and keep coming back for more!

Tickets $25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

St John Fundraiser: "Nigel Latta Presents: Adventures in Parentland"

THURS 3rd DEC 2020, 7:30PM

"The St John Ambulance service in Palmerston North currently has 3 ambulances operating during the day and 2 operating at night to ensure we can provide emergency medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Palmerston North and the surrounding communities. 

We need to build the new station on Willis Street to help with the increase in demand for our service. Since 2013 there has been a 20% increase in the number of call outs attended by our ambulances. Without the ambulance service in Palmerston North, we simply would not be able to respond to people with life threatening injuries or conditions and urgently dispatch the care and treatment needed. 

With your support attending this fundraising event, we can ensure that all proceeds go towards Palmerston North having a world-class Ambulance service." - St. John

Happy, healthy, confident children is something all parents want .. but getting there is sometimes a bit challenging. While we might be the same humans we've always been for the last hundred thousand years or so, the world itself has changed incredibly, and those changes are only going to speed up over the coming years.

So how do we prepare our kids for living a good life in the modern age? 

In this entertaining, challenging and thought provoking presentation, Nigel will share insights gained over a career that spans over 20 years and has taken him all over the world in search of answers to all kinds of questions. He'll cover everything from parenting basics, to helping your kids plan for the future, and dealing with issues like stress, anxiety and depression. This is an evening full of real world solutions, for real world problems.

ENTRY: Tickets $35 available HERE

Daniel Champagne

TUES 8 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM
FRI 11 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

Due to demand a second concert has been added. Original tickets from postponed April 18th show have been allocated to Friday December 11th. New show takes place on Tuesday December 8th.

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 Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th December 2020

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available at the Globe Box Office

The Last 5 Years

THURS 17 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM
FRI 18 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM
SAT 19 DECEMBER 2020, 2:00PM
SAT 19 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

Recheduled from original dates of May 2020 to December 2020

Three Divas and a Queen proudly presents the Last Five Years, an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically.

The show has had a handful of productions in New Zealand and arrives on the Palmerston North stage for the first time ever, with only four shows. Starring local performers and musicians and proudly supported by Palmerston North Creative Communities Scheme and a number of other local businesses.

Directed by Chris McRae
Musical Direction by Danielle Grove

ENTRY: Tickets $30/$25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

LOLA & FRIENDS presents MIXED NUTS - Christmas Spectacular

SAT 19 DECEMBER 2020 8:00PM

Join Mr Lola Illusion and a host of his incredible friends for a night of hilarious cabaret!

MIXED NUTS is perfect for your end of year function and will thrill you with comedy, singers, dancers, burlesque and magic!

What better way to get into the silly season?

Book Now limited seats available!

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

Bloom Presents Adele & Amy Songbook

SUN 12 SEP 2021, 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