CHB Municipal Theatre
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The extravaganza is part of the Central Hawke’s Bay ‘Spring Fling’ with events happening throughout the region.

2017 was the Spring Floral Extravaganza’s inaugural year and was extremely well received. Local floral artists got creative and designed fantastic works of colourful, beautifully scented art. After the success of last year, we are hoping to expand and fill even more space with the vibrant displays from local and further afield artists.

This year there will be ‘Avante Garde’n Cocktails & Creations’ Fashion show. Entrants will design wearable creations inspired by spring and can enter in to 1 of 3 categories; Kids (primary school) Students (College) and Adult. Open to anyone. Winners for each category will be determined by judges on the night. The evening will consist of a cocktail on arrival and canapés, followed by the fashion show set within a floral wonderland.

We also have a “Create your own Design” Floral Installation / Display category. The entry will be part of the overall display throughout the weekend and will be judged by the public with a People’s Choice Award. 

The ‘Avante Garde’n Cocktails & Creations’ will start the weekend off with a bang from 7pm Friday 5 th October, with the Floral Extravaganza open to the public 10am – 4pm Sat 6 th & 10am-2pm Sun 7 th.

We encourage you to create a wearable design / installation / stall capturing the essence of spring and be part of the Spring Fling’s Floral Extravaganza!

Download an entry form below or pick one up from the Theatre.

Entry Forms
Avante Garde'n / Peoples Choice
Entry forms.pdf (376.26KB)
Entry Forms
Avante Garde'n / Peoples Choice
Entry forms.pdf (376.26KB)

Visit for all the fabulous shows on offer

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival Shows At The CHB Municipal Theatre.

Tuesday 16th October 7:30pm

Following sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London and Auckland, Robyn Paterson brings her dark comedic one-woman play to Hawke’s Bay.

In a rapid, dance-like duologue Paterson switches between her two characters, Helene and Gordon, to create a story of loss, family and the true meaning of ‘home’ that is at once heartbreaking, hilarious and universally relatable.

Inspired by her own parents and their experience of moving from South Africa to New Zealand, The South Afreakins examines the pragmatic decisions behind emigration, the push-pull challenges of adapting to a new culture, and the feeling of displacement at the heart of the migrant experience.


Sunday 21st October 2pm

This five-star, sell-out children’s choice is a dynamo of circus talent and frenetic noisy fun, a genuine “supercharged showstopper” that will delight kids and their parents alike.

Children are Stinky is the most spectacular reverse psychology experiment you have ever seen. The extremely talented duo, Kylie (April Dawson) and Jason (Kyle Raftery), in trying to prove that kids are stinky are met with messy, ridiculous, hysterical twists. They only succeed in proving that children are awesome…and they know it!

With a rocking ‘90s soundtrack and in-jokes (for the adults), and plenty of interactive shenanigans (for the kids), this jaw-dropping circus trick tease will entertain the whole family.

Expect daredevil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lighting fast hula hoops, and a belly-load of laughs.

Created by Malia Walsh and Chris Carlos; performed by April Dawson and Kyle Raftery.

Tickets available from or at the CHB Municipal Theatre

The CHB Municipal Theatre is a HBAF 2018 Box Office 

$20 GA