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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 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


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

"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

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

The Comedy Hub presents OFF-BALANCE Comedy On The Spot


"It's so brave, getting up on stage and telling jokes..." Well, how about when you don't have anything prepared, and your topics are given to you in real-time on stage?

Find out, as local and national acts are faced with exactly that! This show will put comedians on the spot, and throw them off balance with hilarious results.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $15
Comedy Hub Members $10
Concession (Students/Seniors with valid ID) $10


Rohan Gower presents Singing While You're Swinging

Rohan Gower is proud to present, "Singing while you're Swinging" live at the Globe Theatre. With the classic vocal styles of the crooners of the 20th century, Rohan brings the songs of the Sinatra era and more to the present in this jam-packed swinging show. Featuring well-known songs like "New York, New York" to "We'll Meet Again" there will be a song for you.

Rohan has been singing for some time now, singing all over the country from Auckland to Christchurch, from large theatres to small rest homes. With raving reviews wherever he has been we're sure you'll enjoy his new show! Come along and enjoy a blast from the past with these classic songs that'll bring back memories for everyone!

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

Little Dog Barking Theatre Company presents Rainbows and Fishes

MONDAY APRIL 19, 10:00AM & 11:30AM

Created By Peter Wilson
Performed By Kenny King
Directed by Peter Wilson & Lyndee Jane Rutherford

Home to a happy group of people was a small island in the Pacific Ocean.

Why were they so happy?

They had everything they needed. They grew vegetables and fruit to eat, they caught fish. They played games with each other and told stories, stories of old and stories of new. Sometimes they sang those stories.

They saw all colours that made up their world, the colour of the sand, the hills, the sea, the rocks. They gave the colours names like Yellow, Kowhai, Samasama. They told stories and sang songs about the fish in the sea. The big fish, the small fish and especially the Rainbow fish. The Rainbow fish had all the colours of the world.

There was one song they sang, of a time when the Rainbow Fish lost its colours, a time when the other fish in the sea had no colours, a time when the wind created great mischief to the people of the island and the fish in the sea.

RAINBOWS AND FISHES is a new theatre piece performed in your school hall or early education centre. The theatre brings its own props and puppets to weave this colourful story about Rainbows and Fishes. English, Te Reo and Samoan are freely used throughout the performance.

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




East Timor, 1975. As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President.

BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.

Flash flooding in the past week has greatly impacted Timor Leste causing substantial damage and loss of life and property. Over 27 people have died with dozens still missing. As a country already coping with the impacts of a pandemic, this devastation could not come at a worse time. Click here to read a news article from ABC Australia.

Palmerston North residents Jon and Robyn Moores are raising funds to help provide emergency relief through Entrega Ba a Timorese social enterprise they started in 2014 www.facebook.com/entregaba/. The producers of the film Balibo have kindly allowed us to show this film in Palmerston North and will include a specially recorded message by the film's producer Robert Connolly. All funds will go to providing emergency food aid and local support for those directly impacted by the floods.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $15

DIY Comedy presents Raw Comedy Quest 2021 Palmerston North Heats

FRIDAY APRIL 23, 8:00PM - Heat 1
SATURDAY APRIL 24, 8:00PM - Heat 2

The Raw Comedy Quest is back for 2021! The search is on for the funniest new comedian in Aotearoa, and we reckon that person is right here, in the Manawatū! (Or Taranaki, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay... We're hedging our bets a little)

12 people will eventually battle it out for the Central Region crown, with the winner and the runner up advancing to the Wellington finals. The top two performers are flown to Auckland to compete in the National Raw Comedy Quest Final in October!

With over $2000 in prize money and national coverage, the Raw Comedy Quest can be the stepping stone to a career in comedy.

Previous winners include Billy T winner Melanie Bracewell (7 Days), Jamaine Ross (Frickin' Dangerous Bro) and James Malcolm (AotearoHA!).

To enter all you need is 6 minutes of original material and the guts to get up on stage. Send us an email at contact@diycomedynz.com

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $15
Concession $10

Hogsnort Bulldogs Goodtime Band


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

Women and Business April Networking Event


Katherine Gillespie from GrowForte

Mood, Mindset and Choice

Do you ever wonder how some folk seem to constantly see the good in life – despite what life throws at them?

This “superpower” comes when we consciously choose our focus.

We can all relate to being in a dark space, to feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and stressed while at the same time knowing that there is a better way to be.

My challenge to you is that you have this “superpower” and that your happiness or contentment in life is not dependent on circumstances or on others.

Come and find out the very practical ways that we can move to living a life that is healthier, more fun, and energised. One where we work in a space that sees opportunities and ways to move forward.

“I don’t think any of us get to have a challenge-free life! If through my learning I can help other people to live an easier life, a more joyful life then that’s what I am about!” KG

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE

Landlords, Get the Edge


Buying Your First Investment Property

If you feel like the goalposts move all the time, and buying your first investment property is impossible, come along and learn how to jump over some hurdles.

Understand What The Recent Regulation Changes Mean To You

Are you aware of how hefty the fines are? Do you know what these penalties mean? With the regulation changes in the tenancy laws and pending Reserve Bank LVR restrictions, we understand why landlords may feel overwhelmed by it all. We’re hosting a free seminar to help address some fears landlords may have. Our goal is to send landlords home, thoroughly informed and familiar with all the regulations so they can enjoy their journey as a successful landlord with confidence.

Ask Our Expert Panel

Greg Watson, a national and international speaker on property management and real estate, will join our expert panel with many years of experience in the property maintenance and investment industry. They will be able to give clarity around the new RTA changes and the Reserve Bank LVR restrictions and will help landlords know how to navigate through key regulations and Healthy Homes standards.

ENTRY: Free entry - Register Here

Alliance Francaise French Film Night - Perdrix


Pierre Perdrix, a police captain in a sleepy village in the wooded northeastern Vosges region. His life is extremely organized and predictable, with everything ostensibly set in stone. It quickly emerges that he’s the seemingly only sane person that can keep his oddball family together. After the death of his father, Pierre’s mother has started a radio show called Love Is Real. Pierre and his older brother, Juju are practically its only listeners and take turns each evening calling in with questions.

ENTRY: By donation

DIY Comedy presents Raw Comedy Quest 2021 Central Region Final


The best of the best from Taranaki, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu battle it out to represent the Central region in the next round of the National Raw Comedy Quest!

With over $2000 in prize money and national coverage, the Raw Comedy Quest can be the stepping stone to a career in comedy.

Previous winners include Billy T winner Melanie Bracewell (7 Days), Jamaine Ross (Frickin' Dangerous Bro) and James Malcolm (AotearoHA!)!

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $20
Concession $15

Gentlemen Prestige presents Straight Outta Lockdown
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

David and Shimna - NZ Tour


Beautiful harmonies, laughter, and some sizzling guitar and fiddle playing combine for a night of fun and great music.

David and Shimna have a lot of individual credits before teaming up as a duo for the first time in 2019 - including a #1 single on iTunes, opening for Foreigner, Heart, and Three Dog Night, receiving the Frank Winter and Martin Blackman awards at the Auckland Folk Festival, and Composing for Pop Up Globe and 3rd Bear productions.

Together they've performed at the Illawarra Folk Festival in Australia, were crowd favourites at Revive Festival and the ASB Tennis Classic in New Zealand, and the combined harmonies from the duo, plus some live looping and their amazing ability on their instruments make for an engaging and captivating show.

Described by their #1 fan in Mexico as being ‘like a good taco’ – you can expect that warm nourishing feeling you get from your favourite food after listening to or attending a show with these two.

"OMG I love you guys" - Tam Moroney (Aus)

"So bloody good" - Edwin Judd (The RVMES)

“Holy sh*t guys, this was beautiful” – Mat O’Neill (UK)

Click here to find David and Shimna on Spotify

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Single Admission $20
Double Pass $30 ($15 per ticket)
Student/High School (with ID) $10

Erna Ferry and Vicki Lee present VOCAL GOLD

SATURDAY MAY 8, 2:30PM AND 7:30pm

"Vocal Gold"....... from the 50's gals

Join Erna Ferry and Vicki Lee as they perform the unforgettable songs of women who defined the 1950's charts.

Featuring songs from Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Connie Francis, Patsy Cline and many more.

Matinee Performance at 2.30pm. Entry $22
Evening Performance at 7.30pm. Entry $27

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

Vox Ethno


Vox Ethno has evolved out of the small but strong civic Serbian choir, Vox Serbica, which was founded in 2002. “Born” in 2019, Vox Ethno has 11 members – a 5 voice female vocal group with a 5 piece band under the steady musical and artistic direction of Mima Nikolić.

Vox Ethno is a (mostly) acoustic ensemble that performs traditional “ethno” folk music from the Balkans and Europe, typically Serbia, Russia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Greece. The group’s repertoire features unique and original arrangements that range from the melodic and melancholic, to the rousing and rhythmic. Some songs are performed à capella or with just a percussion accompaniment, while others need the “full noise” of the band which includes percussion, guitar, bass guitar, piano accordion and woodwind.

A truly international group, the members of Vox Ethno come from all over the globe, including Serbia, Russia, Macedonia, The Netherlands, America and New Zealand. All are drawn to the community and spirit of creating music as a group and in particular, multi-harmony songs. They love the music they perform and delight in the simple joy of creating live, authentic music that moves the soul.

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

Monty Bevins - "Catalina" Single Release Tour


Following on from the 7 years of constant touring that fuelled the EP 'Traveller", Monty's first 2 years as a father have defied him to delve deeply into what slowing down might uncover. The single "Catalina" gives us an intimate insight into this world, via the imaginary lens of whoever owned that abandoned trailer sailer down the road... There had to be a song in it!

Embracing change, reinventing life, and connecting to the source are themes that drive Monty's full-length debut album, out this spring.

Monty Bevins is a New Zealand based singer-songwriter, known as a touching, spirited performer, whose soul-folk songs ask the big questions while telling the small stories. With a warm rich voice and articulate guitar grooves, Monty digs out and distills themes of tenderness, personal revolution and adventure.

Click here to watch the Catalina video on YouTube
Click here to keep up to date with Monty on his website

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $20
Door Sales $25

Sensory Delights


A spine tingling celebration of sound, art, dance and joy!

Come and celebrate the beautiful work of Voices Manawatu, as they explore a variety of spine tingling world music. Led by Jennifer Moss, you will delight in their fun interpretations.

Joined by proudly local, sound and visual artists, Azizia Bellydance, Om Shanti Sound Healing, and introducing the exciting vibrant trio: Amara!

Don't miss this inspirational evening of delights for the senses!

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

Corps de Burlesque Graduate Showcase


Corps de Burlesque ~ School of Seduction is Palmerston North's premiere boutique dance studio for adults. We are proud to present our first ever Graduate Showcase, an opportunity for our students to bring their unique energy to the stage. Graduates from our Garter Syllabus will perform troupe numbers and solos along with one or two surprise guests. Come along and support local artists and celebrate an evening of burlesque where we indulge in old world glamour with a touch of tease.

This event is R18.

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

Renée Therése


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


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

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


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


(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


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


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