CHB Municipal Theatre
The Perfect Venue For All Occasions



Fresh from sell-out seasons in Norway & Sydney

Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of both postnatal psychosis and postnatal depression, which affects approximately 1 in 7 women every year.

 Wednesday 13th March 7:30 pm


Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th April

MY NAME IS MOANA with electro-wizard Paddy Free is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the Ocean led by singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto. Haere mai. Moana and her musicians host their own little garage party, and you’re invited. Bring your own guitar or ukulele! Join them for a delightful showcase of sublime singing and captivating storytelling that will draw you in, make you think, feel, laugh, sing along and possibly even dance.

Tuesday 7th May 7:30 pm


Four uniquely accomplished guitarists bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. Recently returned from concerts in Australia, China, Mexico and the USA the NZGQ is building a reputation that transcends borders both geographically and stylistically.

 Their performances of classical, contemporary and world music continues to engage audiences from all walks of life, exploring a diverse range of genres including Balkan, Brazilian, Persian, bluegrass, Celtic, Spanish and flamenco music.

Technical brilliance and emotional depth” – Christchurch Arts Festival                                                                       “Sublime musical entertainment” – Whangarei Music Society

“…nothing less than extraordinary” – Motueka Music Society


 Saturday 20th July 7:30 pm



Four of Auckland’s brightest musicians combine with a spell-binding backdrop of custom animations penned by band-leader / multi-instrumentalist / genius Finn Scholes they use a plethora of instruments to perform what can only be described as Mexican Fantasy Music, music that will leave your mind blown and you clapping for more.


“Wonderful” – John Campbell, Radio NZ


“The soundtrack to the sepia-toned, sun-washed short film of your dreams… as you would expect from a collective of such talented individuals, the musical genius at play is hard to ignore” – The New Zealand Herald
 ““Some serious instrument playing going on!” – Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ



    Tuesday 30th July 7:30 pm


 In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey.              Forty years in exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by the fire. 

This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. An old story from a new perspective.                                           

  storytelling at its finest. Writer, director and performer, Martine Baanvinger, is utterly compelling, humorous and breathtakingly honest as Annie.” -Lisa Allen,
Nelson Fringe Festival review.              

           Tuesday 13th August 7:30 pm

Music that makes you want to dance – wild, spirited and haunting.

Take three former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Robin PerksDebbie Rawson and Jacqueline Nordon,
  a top New Zealand composer and Arts Laureate, 
Ross Harris, and a shared passion for Klezmer music, and you have The Kugels!

  The folk idiom of the Jewish people, Klezmer, was originally played at weddings and other celebrations in Eastern and Central Europe This music gained popularity in America with the arrival of Yiddish speaking immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assimilating jazz  elements into the mix.

The ensemble features the highly expressive sound of violin, clarinet, accordion and bass, laced with the soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the Maui Xaphoon.

  Sunday 22nd September 2 pm