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From Aotearoa's oldest experimental theatre, to the most contemporary of modern dance, and everything in between, Ōtautahi on stage is innovative, imaginative and bold.
Comedy
Theatre
Circus
Dance
Comedy
Good Times Comedy Club
Ōtautahi boasts its fair share of comics - Good Times Comedy Club is committed to giving them all a stage.
Theatre
Free Theatre
Free Theatre Christchurch is New Zealand’s longest running producer of avant-garde theatre.
The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre is a professional theatre company in Christchurch, catering to all tastes.
It is I – Russell Smith…
Russell Smith is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Count Homogenized in the children's television series, 'A Haunting We Will Go', He speaks to Zara Potts...
Woyzeck – Free Theatre
Free Theatre's new production of the Tom Waits musical, Woyzeck, opens on April 14th. We speak to Marian McCurdy about what audiences can expect from this amazing new production...
Cubbin Theatre Company
Cubbin Theatre Company is the only theatre group in Aotearoa making specific content for toddlers and babies and it's home grown here in Christchurch...
Katie Wolfe on Writing ‘The Haka Party Incident’
Award winning writer, actor and director, Katie Wolfe talks to us about her critically acclaimed play, The Haka Party Incident, which begins at The Court Theatre in October...
Anthony Harper Summer Theatre
The ever-popular Summer Theatre returns to the Botanic Gardens...
Creatively Christchurch – Marian McCurdy of Free Theatre
Free Theatre's Marian McCurdy shares some thoughts around creative practice and what it takes to keep New Zealand's oldest avant garde theatre running...
Fleur de Thier’s Off the Deep End…
Under the artistic direction of Fleur de Thier, this company of 13 brings a highly entertaining evening of dance and theatre.
Call for Summer Theatre Proposals
Christchurch City Council is calling for proposals for the 2025 season of Anthony Harper Summer Theatre.
Circus
The Christchurch Circus Trust
The Christchurch Circus Trust teaches circus skills with a social and collaborative approach.
Altiora Brings Circus Back to The Arts Centre
Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre is reviving its long-standing association with circus arts, partnering with an exciting new tenant in the former gymnasium.
New Circus Kid in Town
Check out Circability - A new circus player in town - and watch out for their workshops that aim to teach new skills in an approachable, easy and fun way!
Dance
Dancing to Her Own Tune – Fleur de Thier
Choreographer Fleur de Thier talks about her work 'The Case of the...'
Hagley Dance Project
Hagley Dance Project teaches students choreography, technique and performance skills in modern dance.
Southern Ballet School & Theatre
Southern Ballet has trained generations of students who have achieved distinction in their careers as dancers, performing in New Zealand and internationally to principal status.
Jolt Dance Company
Jolt is an inclusive dance company based in Ōtautahi. We offer dance training, workshops, performances and teacher training for and by people with intellectual disabilities.
Finding Light – Fleur de Thier’s Unique Dance Project
Dancer Fleur de Thier has a new show and a new company - The Leap Project.
Movement Art Practice
Movement Art Practice believes in an Aotearoa where contemporary dance and performance are woven into the cultural fabric of the community.
Artist in Residence | Research Exchange MAP
MAP is opening its annual residency program for 2024 at Sutton House on the edge of the Residential Red Zone in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Introduction to Māori Movement – with Savannah Tukariri
Inspired by Kapa Haka and traditional Māori movement, this free workshop with Savannah Tukariri is an introduction to Māori movement...
Black Grace in Conversation
Black Grace perform Paradise Rumour for one show only at the Isaac Theatre Royal on March 17. We speak to some of the dancers about the work and what it means to them...
Artists in Residence | Dancers in Ōtautahi, Christchurch
Apply now for MOVE's Dance Residency - a fully-funded seven-day creative experience for dance groups ready to elevate their craft
General Manager of Jolt – Opportunity
Jolt Dance is recruiting an experienced, and innovative General Manager to work closely with the board and the Artistic Director to realise Jolt’s strategic vision.
Fleur de Thier’s Off the Deep End…
Under the artistic direction of Fleur de Thier, this company of 13 brings a highly entertaining evening of dance and theatre.
Swan Lake Open Classes with the RNZB
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is holding a series of Open Classes in Christchurch in conjunction with its upcoming Swan Lake season and would love to see dance students there...
MAP Consultation Hui
Movement Art Practice is holding a consultation this Saturday for anyone who has an interest in the future of dance and movement in Ōtautahi...
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