Theatre

Six months’ worth of entertainment to inspire and delight, UXBRIDGE aims to fill your diaries with interesting ways to spend your days, and nights, and weekends!

June 14, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whãnau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres around Aotearoa, alongside the first-ever nationwide Matariki holiday! Bigger, better, bolder; with more music and more characters; this is an upbeat show that ‘edu-tains’ and engages the audience over 50 minutes with patai (Q and A) afterwards. Shorter shows of 30 minutes are designed for 0-5yo. MATARIKI GLOW SHOW 2022 relates to our whakatauki at Matariki, with a strong theme of togetherness! Little Green Man Productions is thrilled to present MATARIKI GLOW SHOW in a theatre near you.

April 9, 2022 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Peta Mathias has been public speaking since 2005, when she first hit New Zealand screens with her television series “Taste New Zealand”. She has written numerous books regarding food, travel and social commentary in addition to contributing to many recipe books. She loves telling tall stories, ironing out the agonising problems of life, sautéing up a storm, and singing of lost love.

Peta has a history of regaling her audiences with uncensored tales of her escapades and adventures, cooking tips, her philosophy on ageing, and her ‘it ain’t over till it’s over’ attitude. In addition, she’ll talk about life’s opportunities and how you must keep contributing, learning, and laughing. She is a wickedly funny presenter with a joie de vivre that lets the sunshine in!

Before the show we’ll break out the bubbles and devour delicious canapés, before joining the outrageous and hilarious Peta for a night of consummate entertainment. Afterwards, she’ll be signing copies of her 2021 book “Shed Couture”.

August 11, 2021 3:42 pm UXBRIDGE Theatre

For the first time in two years, The Nukes return to the stage of the UXBRIDGE Theatre.

With well over 100,000 streams and views, Aotearoa New Zealand’s most beloved and enduring ‘original ukulele trio’ brings three albums worth of self-penned tunes as proof of their creative endeavours. At the helm is Dave Parker, backed by the percussion and falsetto of Mike Burrows while Ben Collier’s boisterous slide ukulele and wry humour round out the threesome. It’s original, it’s quirky, it’s Kiwi. Don’t miss out.

The Nukes have appeared at WOMAD NZ, SPLORE, Auckland and Canterbury Folk Festivals, New Plymouth Festival Of Light, Wanaka Festival Of Colour, Coastella Festival, Southland Festival Of Arts, Bluff Oyster Festival, and in 2017 launched a successful nationwide Arts On Tour NZ March – and that’s not even mentioning their extensive touring in Australia.

October 8, 2021 7:00 pm - October 9, 2021 9:00 pm UXBRIDGE Theatre

St Andrew’s Big Band returns to UXBRIDGE, this time performing not one show but three to raise funds for Totara Hospice. The band will be performing a selection of Funk, Latin, and Soul classics by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin as well as contemporary hits by artists such as Lizzo, Bruno Mars, and more. 70% of all ticket sales is going directly to Totara Hospice – a fantastic concert for a fantastic cause. These are collaborative fundraising events with BNI Howick & Pakuranga Golf Club.

 

June 20, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STORIES AND SONGS WOVEN INTO A LANDSCAPE OF WHO PAUL IS

Paul Ubana Jones returns! His journey has brought him far, and here he reflects on the ‘what has been’, the ‘what might have been’, and the ‘if only’ scenarios. As Paul says, “We all have these roads to travel, we all have the need to find our place, and to find where and with whom we belong. Walking with my Roots is a collection of songs both new and old about that journey. For some, it will never end.”

DATE:     Sunday 20 June
TIME:      2:00PM – 4:00PM
COST:     $32 Tiered Seating | $38 Tabled Seating

 

July 28, 2021 10:00 am - July 30, 2021 12:30 pm

The GLOW SHOW team is back with WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale for tamariki, educators, and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you are transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry.

The mega edu-taining WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW promotes literacy and Te Reo Māori, celebrates the exquisite art of ultraviolet puppetry, and demonstrates “Being your most creative self! Hei tino auaha koe!” WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW is an upbeat, captivating show that dives headlong into a weird and wonderful world of dancing flamingos, shuffling cards, an 8 metre caterpillar, and giant flowers. But it’s not all rosy… there’s a March hare on the loose!

Wednesday 28 July
Thursday 29 July
Friday 30 July

10am session (ages 0-5) $13.50
Puppetry-music-dance-movement! Meet puppets! 40 minutes!

Adults the same price as children

July 24, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a relaxed, informal show for families to enjoy. The showcase is performed by the UXBRIDGE Belly Dancing students who will be joined by some guest belly dancers. A great opportunity to attend a live performance and experience the fun our students have and the hard work they put in during our beginner and intermediate classes. Note: you may want to take up belly dancing after seeing this!

May 23, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

They’re back! After a long time away, the City of Sails Barbershop Chorus has returned – this time with friends. Each led by the the superb Richard Harker as their Musical Director, the City of Sails Barbershop Chorus and their all female guests, the Sounds of the Shore Chorus are going to be filling the UXBRIDGE Theatre with life and sound on Sunday 23rd May. With an extensive repertoire covering tender ballads; show songs; movie classics; and contemporary hits, these musical powerhouses are ready to lift the roof!

Headline Act:  The City of Sails Barbershop Chorus

Supporting Act:  The Sounds of the Shore (Sweet Adelines International)

Sunday 23rd May, 2:00PM
Adults: $25
Students: $20

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December 18, 2020 2:36 pm

Kicking off St Patrick’s Day celebrations a few days early with a rustic afternoon of Celtic Culture and music for the whole family to enjoy. An afternoon with Céilí band and dance followed in the evening with Celtic fusion and contemporary folk-rock for the ‘grown ups’!

Featuring: AUCKLAND CEILI DANCE COMPANY; King and Power with The Steve Edwards Collective and Jasmine Brett.

Family friendly Ceili Dance in the Theatre with King and Power (Afternoon)
2 – 5PM

$15

Ceili (Family of 5)
2 – 5PM

$55

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Live Out East –  (Evening)
6 – 10PM

$22

October 7, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UXBRIDGE THEATRE

SUPPORTING THE LOCAL SCHOOLS

Our young musicians will inspire and delight you with classical, jazz, and everything in between. Join Howick, Pakuranga, Sancta Maria, Macleans, Botany, St Kentigern, and Edgewater Colleges for these wonderful lunchtime concerts you will love!

TIME:          12noon
DATES:       21 May – 2 July
COST:         $5 (door sales only)

October 15, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:00 am UXBRIDGE THEATRE

An exciting and fresh line up of live music events for you to enjoy. In response to changing times for the music industry in NZ we’re excited to launch UXBRIDGE Live Out East. We’re bringing great lineups from folk to death punk, we will have something for everyone across the year. Keeping it live and local at UXBRIDGE.

A sample to tempt: Jasmine Pene, Electric Moccasins, Davey Joe South, Isla Music, The Rvmes and more…

August 13, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UXBRIDGE THEATRE

Third show in our Live Out East series showcasing new and emerging artists in UXBRIDGE intimate Theatre Howick.

Mema Wilda will headline another great lineup of fresh talent Live in the heart of Howick Village.

Mema introducing her 5-piece The Wilda band with Electric Moccasins and the Steve Edwards Collective.

The full lineup consists of Mema on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Shellita Goldsmith on drums, Kent Mori on lead guitar, Sam Stretch on bass, Andrew Miller on saxophone and Hariata Makiha on backing vocals. One recent review of the band’s live show spoke of a ‘totally masterful performance’ and described it as ‘totally captivating, intense and theatrical’. This band can’t be boxed into a single genre and, no matter what your musical preference, there is something here for you. Their live set is an eclectic mix of original material covering pop, rock, jazz, new wave, English folk and Celtic soul with a smattering of funky covers just for good measure. The Mema Wilda band has already played to large crowds at Earth Beat and SeePort festivals and there is no doubt they will be in demand for the 2021/22 summer festival season.

Electric Moccasins are Auckland based band making fuzzed out guitar based riff-rock. Sidharth Pagad – Vocals/Guitar Hrish Chandratre – Guitar Simon Murcott – Bass Guitar Dyames Ortiz – Drums

Catch them and warm up your winter at UXBRIDGE.

Checkout the uxbridge Soundcloud for the Live Out East artists so far: https://soundcloud.com/uxbridgearstc

June 18, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UXBRIDGE THEATRE

An exciting and fresh line up of live music events for you to enjoy. In response to changing times for the music industry in NZ, we are excited to continue UXBRIDGE Live Out East:  supporting new and emerging artists and creating a platform for Live music in East Auckland.

Following the success of our April gig with sensational act The Rvmes and Jasmine Pene we are gearing up for a special benefit gig for Auckland City Mission in June Featuring Burn The Bridges with songs from their celebrated alum ‘Home’;  David Jo South with songs from the Liverpool musical of the same name along with Award-winning singer-songwriter Marianne Leigh and shooting star Zoe Scott.

April 16, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UXBRIDGE THEATRE

An exciting and fresh line up of live music events for you to enjoy. In response to changing times for the music industry in NZ we’re excited to launch UXBRIDGE Live Out East. We’re bringing great lineups from folk to death punk, we will have something for everyone across the year. Keeping it live and local at UXBRIDGE.

Kicking off 16 April with The Rvmes and Jasmine Pene following with Burn The Bridges, Marianne Leigh, Zoe Scott, Isla Music and more..

 

October 7, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UXBRIDGE THEATRE

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

An evening with St Andrew’s Big Band (SABB) lets you enjoy the full big band experience. You will hear some of the greatest hits from the best big band musicians from the past.  Big band music originated in the 1910s but dominated jazz in the early 1940s when swing was popular. Prepare yourselves for a wonderful evening of jazzy sounds with a funk twist, SABB is guaranteed not to disappoint.

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November 13, 2020 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

FRIDAY 13 November 7:30PM  

Spread those wings: Lock down is over and Paul returns! He has a swag of great tunes to play for you, and the night promises to be a memorable journey. Interpretations of some greats including Ray Charles, J.B. Lenoir, Tim Buckley, and John Mayall as well as new originals from his astonishing nine albums means you’re guaranteed to hear something you’ll love.

 

June 21, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm UXBRIDGE Theatre

Uxbridge Theatre comes to life for kids and families with a Matariki afternoon of music and art-making, celebrating the brand new starry album for children, Little Wild Universe. This collection, supported by NZ On Air, takes listeners on a whimsical and joyous rocket ride through the solar system, with family-friendly tunes about the earth, the stars and the universe. Written by award-winning Howick songwriter and mum, Claudia Robin Gunn, she will also be joined by special guests to be announced!

December 4, 2020 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 7:30PM

Michele A’court; That is “A” for A’court. Some say Michele is a Go-To-Feminist but actually she’s just a bit mouthy about women’s issues and a super funny comedian. Tony Lyall; A “bloody great guy” and now one of New Zealand’s most exciting newer comedians. He can turn citrus fruit, police and op-shopping into gut busting hilarity. David Correos; Pushing the boundaries of dark humour as he jokes about his Filipino background and his growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness. You’re about to enjoy a bizarre, manic joy ride that is terrifyingly funny.

Warnings: Strong language and adult themes are included. R18 advised.

$48 Table Seats       

 

$38 General             

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September 11, 2020 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a fun Friday night of slick comedy with our hillarious line up of three featuring Justine Smith, Donna Brookbanks and Jamie Bowen. Justine is a leading light in New Zealand comedy and is simply one of our best.

June 19, 2020 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UXBRIDGE Theatre

Join us for a hilarious night out of comedy with our fantastic line up including Ben Hurley, Jeremy Elwood and the awesome duo ‘The Fan Brigade’.

May 15, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

Fuelled by a powerful blend of rock-infused country blues, The DeSotos combine rich harmonies with reverberant guitar sounds, chunky bass runs and warm flourishes of Hammond organ.

** New Zealand style Americana **

The DeSotos are well-heeled travelers on the Americana highway and are a sonic delight to see live, with consistently favourable feedback from a wide range of audiences.

FRIDAY 15 MAY 7:30PM

October 8, 2020 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

St Andrew’s Big Band (SABB) makes a welcome return to UXBRIDGE to present a special tribute to the legendary Duke Ellington. Following on from SABB’s tribute to Count Basie in 2019 the band are excited to present a concert dedicated to the genius of Duke Ellington – one of the greatest jazz composers and band leaders of all time whose recordings remain among the most popular jazz of the big-band era. The programme will include some of his biggest hits including “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “In A Mellow Tone”, “I’m Beginning To See the Light” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”. Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to local charities.

Thursday 8 October, 8:00PM start.

July 16, 2020 8:00 pm - July 8, 2020 10:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

St Andrew’s Big Band (SABB) makes a welcome return to UXBRIDGE to present a special tribute to the legendary Duke Ellington. Following on from SABB’s tribute to Count Basie in 2019 the band are excited to present a concert dedicated to the genius of Duke Ellington – one of the greatest jazz composers and band leaders of all time whose recordings remain among the most popular jazz of the big-band era. The programme will include some of his biggest hits including “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “In A Mellow Tone”, “I’m Beginning To See the Light” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”. Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to local charities.

Thursday 8 October, 8:00PM start.

March 25, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY, 1:30PM – 3:30PM 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW $15

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March 25, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 1:30PM – 3:00PM 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW $18

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March 25, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

Brendan Dooley is fast becoming one of the World’s Top Young Magicians; being described by the New Zealand Press as “A New Generation Of Talent Already Snapping The Heels Of Established Acts.” 

Brendan was recently made the recipient of NZ’s Top Comedy Magician Award, making him the youngest ever to receive it. He constantly travels around New Zealand, Australia, and Asia, appearing at high end corporate events, conferences, festivals, private events, and on touring shows. 

Most recently Brendan was cast on the prestigious touring show “World Festival of Magic” as the youngest member of the cast. This show has brought the world’s top magic and variety acts to Australia and New Zealand for the past 30 years.  

“our team are STILL talking about the show – we loved it” Harcourts Real Estate. “Fantastic show, got everyone up and laughing” – Hewlett Packard Enterprises.

AND… if you’re still not convinced read the latest review at https://tayaroundtown.com/2018/07/05/mmf-2018-review-cheeky-quirky-classy-performed-by-brendan-dooley/ 

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH, 6:30PM – 8:00PM 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM $18

Family tickets available on site at reception or via phone booking – 2 Adults and 3 Children for $85

October 18, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Uxbridge Theatre

Paul was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, and was playing the guitar by the age of eleven. Four decades as a professional and nine albums later he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and the USA. Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck and Patti… He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron Bay Blues festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe. “A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjurer of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul”

“The most exciting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores” Good Morning News, Santa Monica.

“Opening act Paul Ubana Jones earned his own standing ovation with utterly distinctive guitar style. I can only describe it as part Ritchie Havens, part Andres Segovia and part Ravi Shankar. That’s right, he closed his set with a raging Indian raga that was as dazzling in technique as it was inventive in composition” The Met, Spokane Washington, spokesman, Jim Kershner

DATE: FRI 18 OCT

TIME: 8PM

GENERAL ADMISSION: $32

TABLE SEATING: $35

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT THIS SHOW IS NOT SOLD OUT, DOOR SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $42

October 9, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Uxbridge Theatre

A unique beast, Jubilation is an acapella gospel choir with a rock & roll heart. The choir’s diverse ensemble includes several professional musicians, a psychologist, a builder, a maker of super yachts, a handful of actors, and a lecturer in Russian.

“This choir is probably the most versatile selection of singers in New Zealand and can only be described as spectacular!” Sam Airy – NZ Musician Magazine

Sunday 10th November, 6:00PM

Pre-sales:   $28/25

Door sales: $32/28

November 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UXBRIDGE Theatre

What’s the perfect recipe for unforgettable story nights? Take a handful of little munchkins, aged 2-8, slip them into some comfy jammies, add a dash of blanket and a smidge of soft toy, wrap them all up in music and blend the lot together with masterful storytelling and gentle fun. Leave to sleep gently till morning. (Milk and cookies are on us!)

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