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A life change

shouldn't be this hard

9 April - 7 May

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16 April - 7 May

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Robbery has never been

this much fun!

20-30 APRIL

New Season of Shows Released

The Meridian Energy 2016/17 Season presents a selection of challenging, reassuring and dazzling plays which will take you into 2017 with memories that you will want to keep alive for a lifetime.
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Scared Scriptless

Every Friday & Saturday Night starting 22 January 2016
Fast-paced, off-the-cuff theatre with just the right amount of audience interaction and the Court Jesters’ own brand of razor-sharp wit.
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$14 - $16

Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne

09 Apr 2016 - 07 May 2016
It’s 9.55pm on a Tuesday and Matthew, a trendy advertising executive, is visiting the local supermarket. And that’s when it happens.
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$28 - $57

The Dunstan Creek Séance

16 Apr 2016 - 07 May 2016
A curse from the Otago gold fields has not been laid to rest. What happens tonight will make you flinch at every shadow and sleep with the lights on.
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$18 - $40

Educating Rita

28 May 2016 - 25 Jun 2016
Booksmart Frank, a failed poet with a failed marriage, agrees to tutor Rita to pay for his drinking habit, totally unaware his world is about to be turned upside down.
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$28 - $57

Auditions for Legally Blonde The Musical

Due to overwhelming interest in our production of Legally Blonde – The Musical The Court Theatre will be holding auditions on Friday 13th May in Christchurch (venue is too be confirmed).

 More details here.

Get Involved!

  • Improvisation

    improv-thumbnailJoin an improvisation class and build confidence and develop your creativity.

  • Youth Crew

    youth-crew-thumbnailDevelop technical skills and design expertise as part of our Youth Crew.

  • School Holiday Programmes

    school-holiday-thumbnailA chance for children and young people to perform on the Main Stage as part of our holiday programmes.

  • Theatresports

    theatresports-thumbnailSchools can register a Theatresports team for the 2015 competition.

  • Backstage Tours

    Contact our Education Manager to arrange a group backstage tour tours-thumbnailand get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes at The Court Theatre.

  • Ask an Actor

    An after-show Q&A session with the actors and/or members of the show’s creative team.tours-thumbnail

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'Enrich' Magazine

From Stinky the Fart Goblin to ‘sophisticated comedy’, Carl Nixon talks about his writing career

Matthew, Mark, Luke and Joanne was written by Christchurch playwright Carl Nixon. During rehearsals of the original production of...

Roger Hall – 40 years in the spotlight

Playwrights have a short shelf life, according to author Alan Bennett, so how has our best-loved writer for the stage held the...

How The Court Hooked Michael Hurst

As he prepares to direct King Lear for the second time, Michael Hurst tells Elisabeth Easther that the Bard had him hooked from the...

The Court JestersLooking for Entertainment for your Corporate Event?

The team behind New Zealand’s longest-running comedy show, Scared Scriptless, The Court Jesters are also the people to turn to for outstanding professional entertainment at your next corporate Christmas event, work function, product launch, fundraiser or even wedding. jesters-logo

To discuss how The Court Jesters can bring their unique brand of style and wit to your next event, phone Dan Pengelly on 021 374 956 or enquire by email.
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