$30 - $67
Based on the bestselling novel by
Also based on the
Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel
Based on the 2015 internationally best-selling novel, The Girl on the Train follows Rachel Watson, a recently divorced 33-year-old, whose life has completely fallen apart.
What begins as a harmless infatuation with Megan and Scott, a couple she watches from the train each day, quickly turns into a nightmare when Megan suddenly disappears. As Rachel involves herself in the investigation, she starts to unearth more secrets that neither she nor anyone else, were prepared for.
Just when you think you have it all figured out, this gripping thriller will keep you guessing until the very end.
"...a whodunnit with twists and turns, anticipations and numerous attempts to guess just who is guilty and who is not.” – Broadway World
- 21 May 2022: Opening night
- 23 May 2022: Forum - a special performance where audiences get to ask cast and crew questions after the show
- 24 May 2022: Pay What You Can
- 18 June 2022: Matinee performance at 2pm
- 21 June 2022: Vaccine Pass Show
- 25 June 2022: Closing night
Vaccine Pass Show
As per the Government’s latest announcement, businesses, events, and services no longer require proof of vaccinations, i.e. My Vaccine Pass for entry.
We understand that these changes can be stressful for some patrons. Therefore, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to protect their health as they feel best when attending a show at The Court, on 21 June 2022 we will be running a special Vaccine Pass Show for The Girl on the Train. For this show only, all visitors will be required to show their valid My Vaccine Pass for entry to The Court Theatre. Visitors will also be required to bring and wear a mask indoors within The Court Theatre premises.
Here at The Court, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the magic of theatre. The work we produce is designed for everyone and a special Vaccine Pass Show enables us to make theatre accessible to all the members of our community who otherwise may not feel comfortable coming along to the theatre.
Understudy - Rachel, Anna, Megan
Understudy - Tom, Scott, Gaskill, Kamal
Lighting Designer and Operator
Assistant Stage Manager
Stunt and Fight Choreographer
Adult $60 - $67
Senior (65+) $54 - $60
Group (6+) $57
Friends of The Court Theatre $52 - $58
Child (under 18) $31 - $34
Community Services or Hāpai Access cardholders $34
30 Below (aged 30 & under. Limited numbers available) $30
Subscriptions for our 2022 Ryman Healthcare Season are also still open now, giving you priority bookings, discounted tickets and more when purchasing tickets to three or more mainstage shows.
"This show has stellar production values, a wholly integrated creative vision, a terrific production team, and performers who collectively have led some of the best shows this city has seen in recent years." Flat City Fieldnotes 22 May 2022
"There are many moments of suspense, drama and humour to keep you engaged, and the Court Theatre once again delivers an enjoyable night." The Press / Stuff online 22 May 2022
Warnings and Helplines
Help and Support
Some of the content in The Girl on the Train may be triggering.
If you need to talk with someone regarding any of the topics raised by this show, the following organisations can offer help and advice:
(03) 379-0860 or 0800 AA WORKS
Fertility New Zealand
0800 333 306
Are You OK – family violence related support
0800 456 450
Mental Health Foundation
Miscarriage Support NZ
Sands New Zealand – Pregnancy, Baby and Infant Loss Support
KAI AT THE COURT
COVID-19 and Vaccination Information
The Court Theatre under current Covid-19 traffic light setting
Vaccination Passes are no longer required:
Under the current covid-19 ‘red’ traffic light setting, The Court Theatre now no longer requires visitors to have a current My Vaccine Pass for entry.
However, all visitors eight-years-old and over (as per Ministry of Health guidelines) are required to bring and wear a mask indoors within The Court Theatre premises. This applies whether in the auditorium, the foyer or the classroom. Unless you are medically exempt from wearing a mask, these can only be removed while eating or drinking.
These changes will enable us to maximise opportunities to operate at capacity, and as safely as possible, for our audience members, staff and cast members.
Please note that to ensure everyone has the opportunity to protect their health as they feel best when attending The Court, on 21 June 2022 we are running a special Vaccine Pass Show for The Girl on the Train where all the visitors will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass for entry to The Court Theatre.
For more information, please visit the Covid-19 Update section of our website. For FAQ in regard to COVID-19 and how it will affect your visit with us please visit here.
For more information, please refer to the Government's COVID-19 website for the most up to date information.
The Court Theatre and Vaccine Certificates
Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, more commonly called the traffic light system, to be introduced soon, the Government has mandated that indoor events (such as performances) will require staff and customers to be fully vaccinated.
Once the Ministry of Health advises that Canterbury can move to the traffic light system, The Court Theatre will require visitors to have a current vaccination certificate for entry to shows, or to access food or beverage, for people 12-years-old and over. This will enable us to maximise opportunities to operate at capacity, and as safely as possible, for our audience members, staff and cast members.
We will follow Government guidelines pertaining to the use of exemption certificates.
If you are not vaccinated by the time of your booked performance, then we will follow our re-booking (for a performance after you have been fully vaccinated) or refund process.
The implementation for the COVID-19 Protection Framework is still in development. While this progresses, we want to give everyone enough time to get fully vaccinated so that, once it is implemented, we can begin to share our community life again.
You can find more information about vaccination certificates here.
You can find more information about getting vaccinated here.
Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our show attendees and supporters, artists, staff and the wider community. Once the Ministry of Health advises that Canterbury can move to the traffic light system, The Court Theatre will require visitors to have a current vaccination certificate for entry to shows, or to access food or beverage, for people 12-years-old and over. This will enable us to maximise opportunities to operate at capacity, and as safely as possible, for our audience members, staff and cast members. We will follow Government guidelines pertaining to the use of exemption certificates.
For more information please visit the Covid-19 Update section of our website. For FAQ in regards to COVID-19 and how it will affect your visit with us please visit here.
For more information please refer to the Government's COVID-19 website for the most up to date information.Housekeeping
This performance will be staged in our auditorium, where we're regularly sanitising surfaces, including cleaning seats and tables thoroughly between performances. We have also placed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the foyer.
We also ask for your support in keeping our theatre clean and safe and encourage you, and all of our guests and employees, to:
- Always practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently
- Place rubbish in the bin at the conclusion of your performance
- Cover coughs/sneezes, dispose of tissues and make use of the available hand sanitiser
- Refrain from attending the theatre if you're feeling unwell to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.
Live panel discussion
Court Theatre Artistic Director Alison Walls chats with The Girl on the Train Director Holly Chappell and Set Designer Daniel Williams about bringing this show to life on stage. Watch here.
Amy Straker shares the challenges of understudying three roles in this show. Watch here.
Audience Reviews (8)
"Absolutely blown away by this performance! Such an incredible job done by all and highly HIGHLY recommend.""Absolutely Brilliant, great performance!
Definitely must watch! ""It was an amazing show ""Was eye opening and extremely amazing. Felt so empowered and focused on the performance from the actors, to the set, everything played the part brilliantly. Definitely have to watch! ""Wow, I was blown away by this show. It was just amazing, it had me immersed from the very beginning. Well worth the trip to town.""Wow what a fabulous performance. Absolutely riveting from start to finish. Sitting on the edge of my seat stuff! Loved the stage setting and use of performers to change the set. Well done to all!""An immersive experience. Highly recommend, whether you know the story or not.""Attended the matinee performance on 18 Jun. Was on the edge of my seat from the very first scene. The cast were incredible, the sets and transitions were brilliantly done and the audio/visuals really made the show. One of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. "