Covid 19 Update

Kia ora Centrestage Theatre Whanau,  


He waka eke noa – we are all in this together.


Key Information:

Due to Auckland being in Alert Level 4 as of Tuesday 17th August, all currently scheduled performances are cancelled until we have a change of Alert Levels.

We will be in touch with ticket holders over the coming week with advice.


Update 28/08/2021:

This week the cast and crew of Les Miserables were planned to start blocking the show, and in less than one week our production of A Streetcar Named Desire was due to open - and then, once again, COVID has disrupted our plans and here we are again in a Level 4 lockdown. Though this has been a trying time for our community, and given the game changer that is the delta variant, for the long term goal we wholeheartedly believe that Level 4 lockdown is the right choice and we are doing all we can to comply with the government outlines of Level 4. As such, we have had to make some decisions about our show seasons for this and next year, and though we have no final plans in place yet we have the following announcements to make.


A Streetcar Named Desire, Les Miserables and Priscilla Queen of the Desert WILL ALL BE POSTPONED TO LATER DATES. We are in discussions with rights holders, cast and crew availabilities and our theatre managers to move the seasons of these three productions and we will update you all when we have a better idea on where we sit with alert levels and once we have secured new dates. A reminder to our patrons and hirers that we have systems in place to operate safely at Level 2 with more information available on our website.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with our productions for their hard work so far and their understanding with this difficult decision, to our patrons and hirers for their patience with us during these trying times, and to our theatre management team for all of the hard work they have done with cancellations and rescheduling tasks for us and our hirers - we are very grateful for the wonderful team behind the scenes helping to keep our lights on and keep theatre alive in our community.


For now, stay safe, stay at home and be kind.

The Centrestage Theatre Company Executive Committee

Centrestage Theatre reserves the right to reallocate pre-booked patron seats, within any performance, to ensure social distancing is achieved in line with government directives applicable at different alert levels. 

At Alert Level One: Seating will be booked as per normal in the Centrestage Theatre.

At Alert Level Two: All seats available online will be pre-spaced to ensure social distancing while allowing us to safely seat 100 patrons.

If you have an exceptional reason why you need more than two seats together, please contact the box office directly and we will try to assist you if possible.

Please read all tickets carefully as during Covid Alert levels 2.5 & 2 there may be specific doors indicated for venue entry.

Please note, there will be no door sales during Alert levels 2 & 2.5, all seats must be pre-booked.  


Please Note: We strongly encourage the wearing of masks to attend all events at our theatre

Please Do Not attend if sick

How can you help us to

Keep the Lights On at Centrestage Theatre??

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There will be an art exhibition 'Wahine Tanetanga' on our mezzanine floor throughout the season of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Please go to the 'News' page for further information.

Or follow this link for further information

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Centrestage Theatre Company Presents:
Cinders in Lockdown

We are very sad to announce that this production has been cancelled. We have emailed ticket-holders to advise. If you have not received an email please contact to arrange a refund or to donate all or part of your tickets. Please include your Sale ID# and name the booking was made under in your email. We are working to see if this production can be staged in 2022. Thank you for your support.

Centrestage Theatre Company Presents:
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A Streetcar Named Desire is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. Desire and destruction form a toxic cocktail that influences the motivations and actions of the play's four major characters. Blanche, Stanley, Stella, and Mitch are driven by a variety of desires, including the need for romance, sex, power or self-protection. Williams' most popular work, A Streetcar Named Desire is considered one of the finest and most critically acclaimed plays of the twentieth century.
Performance Dates - TBA

Please note that due to Auckland being in Level 4 there will be changes to the dates for this production season, we will advise ticket holders as decisions are made. Thank you for your patience and support.

Centrestage Theatre Company Proudly Presents:
Les Miserables
One of the world's most iconic and longest-running musicals, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering. Featuring such famed songs as
I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, Les Mis brings Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel blazingly to life.
Wednesday Night Special Price - All tickets $25
 Performance Dates - TBA
Please Note that due to Alert Level changes the performance dates for this season will change. Ticket holders will be advised as decisions are made. Thank you for your patience and support.

KingsWay School Presents:

Disney's Aladdin JR

Aladdin Production Postponed
We are sure you share in our sadness about last week’s Aladdin performances being cancelled. We received wonderful reviews of the one performance the students were able to put on, not only about the show, but also about how students rallied together and the spirit they showed under very pressing circumstances.
Our production team is working very hard and has reviewed options to postpone the performances to a later date. Covid level permitting, we are hoping this will still provide our students the opportunity to perform and the community the opportunity to enjoy the show in person.
We will keep you updated as clearer information and guidance becomes available. At present Aladdin has been postponed. We request patrons to hang on to their tickets for now. If you require a refund please contact Centrestage directly. Please make sure you include your Sale ID# (5 digits on your sale receipt or tickets) and the name the booking was made under when requesting a refund. Email
Otherwise please hold onto your tickets and we will be in touch once we have new dates confirmed.
Kind regards,
Gina Schütte
Executive Officer | DDI 09 427 0918 - KingsWay School

Northern School of Performing Arts Presents:

Seussical KIDS & Xanadu JR

Join Northern School of Performing Arts as we perform not one, but two toe-tapping, amazing shows these October school holidays.

The first half, Seussical KIDS sees Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical, musical extravaganza suitable for the whole family.

2nd Half you will be treated to the classic Xanadu JR. Inspired by the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical and the Universal Pictures cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John & Gene Kelly. Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun!


Performances: Thursday 16 December 7pm, Friday 17 December 2pm & 7pm, Saturday 18 December 11am, 2.30pm & 7pm, Sunday 19 December 11am & 2.30pm, 2021.

Ticket-holders for the original season are being contacted.

Tickets: Adults $25, Children 3-13 years $20

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