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PLEASE NOTE: ALL bookings must be made via The Globe Theatre Box Office which is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, starting Monday May 25th 2020. Please visit us or call on (06) 351 4409 to book tickets to upcoming show(s). 

Under Covid-19 Level 2 Guidelines, bookings cannot be made for groups larger than 10 people. Once a booking is made, people cannot be added to that booking. If you are thinking of attending event(s) with friends/family, please ensure that when you make the booking, you have everyone in your group. Once your booking has been processed, the Globe Theatre team will be applying Social Distancing regulations to all bookings. This will also limit the number of seats available in the theatre, so book ahead to guarantee your seats.

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Comedy Hub Presents: Parbaked LOL's
SAT 6 JUNE 2020, 8:00PM

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 our resident MC Dylan Stewart, 3 time winner of the Comedy Hub's Best Male Comedian award. 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 HERE for details.

TICKETS: General Admission $15, Comedy Hub Members* $10 available at The Globe Theatre Box Office or phone (06) 351-4409

Comedy Hub Presents: A Long Way From Home 
International Stand-Up Comedy
Sat 20 Jun 2020 - 8:00pm

Stranded by Covid-19, international comedians Marty Bright (Australia) and Gary Sansome (Scotland) come to the Globe Theatre in Palmy for a momentous double-header! Hosted by award-winning comedy writer and MC Justin Ngai, with support from local acts Tommy Whitehouse and Doreen Van Dam. 

Marty Bright has been performing his unique brand of observational physical comedy around the world for the past 8 years. Having been hand chosen for the prestigious FRESH, BREAKOUT and ROADSHOW productions at Sydney Comedy Festival, Bright has established himself as an affable and charismatic performer that is in demand around Australia.

With a string ofawards and a 5-star rated run in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to his name, Gary Sansome is best known for the hit show "Bald Man Sings Rihanna". "Strong jokes mocking popular culture and chart-music. Commanded respect and laughs throughout. Good!" The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle.

ENTRY: Tickets $20 or $15 for Comedy Hub Members* available ONLY via Globe Theatre Box Office on (06) 351 4409 during Covid-19 Level 2

Manawatu Youth Theatre Society Presents: The Little Mermaid
Multiple Dates: 
Wed 8 Jul 6:30pm
Thu 9 Jul 1:00pm/6:30pm
Fri 10 Jul 1:00pm/6:30pm
Sat 11 Jul 1:00pm/6:30pm
Sun 12 Jul 1:00pm

Wed 15 Jul 1:00pm
Thu 16 Jul 1:00pm/6:30pm
Fri 17 Jul 1:00pm/6:30pm

Manawatu Youth Theatre Society Presents their production of The Little Mermaid, just in time for the School Holidays!

From the team that brought you Seussical Jr (2018) & Alice in Wonderland (2019).

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney's Broadway Production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book & lyrics). 

With a local cast of Manawatu's astounding youth talent.

ENTRY: Tickets $12 available at Globe Theatre Box Office or (06) 351 4409

Chamber Music New Zealand presents BLACKBIRD ENSEMBLE

FRI 28 AUGUST 2020, 7:30PM

Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.

ENTRY: Tickets available at The Globe Box Office

Houstoun - Fox Project

SUN 20 SEPTEMBER 2020, 2:30PM

Featuring Michael Houstoun - The Rodger Fox Big Band - Erna Ferry

A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 ultimately led to the unlikely, but superb combination of two of New Zealand's pre-eminent musicians - outstanding classical pianist Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer Rodger Fox

Their programme will include:
- Two new arrangements from internationally acclaimed composer - arranger Bill Cunliffe
- Piano and jazz big band material written by one of Michael Houstoun’s favourite artists the great Gino Vannelli. "Brother to Brother" and "Storm at Sunup".
- Mountain Dance, written for piano and big band by Grammy award winning composer and arranger David Grusin  

The Big Band will also present material from their New York studio recording of New Zealand original compositions and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry will present three stellar New Zealand numbers "Sensitive To A Smile" by The Herbs, "You've Got To Know" by Supergroove and "Carry The Blues Away's" by Mike Farrell - recorded by Midge Marsden.

A concert not to be missed!

ENTRY: Tickets $55/$48/$30 available at The Globe Theatre Box Office

Chamber Music New Zealand presents DORIC STRING QUARTET

SAT 10 OCT 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents DORIC STRING QUARTET

If the bar for quartet excellence was already set stratospherically high, the UK’s Doric String Quartet has surely launched it into orbit. Founded in 1998, the Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.

Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets”, whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say” the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America.

Spoil yourself with this vibrant world-class string quartet.

ENTRY: Tickets available at The Globe Box Office

Daniel Champagne

FRI 11 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

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 an intimate show at The Globe Theatre on Friday 11th December 2020

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available at the Globe Box Office

The Last 5 Years

Rescheduled from original dates of May 2020 to the following performance dates: 

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

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.

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre 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)

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.