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The Gift of Theatre Keeps on Giving

The Gift of Theatre Keeps on Giving

Published: 14/11/2017
Theatre lovers will share the joy and magic of the stage with kids all over Christchurch this Christmas with The Court Theatre’s “Gift of Theatre”.

Festive Fun Returns in A Christmas Carol

Festive Fun Returns in A Christmas Carol

Published: 07/11/2017
Deck the halls, dust off your baubles and get ready to be part of a show that makes everyone laugh like the Dickens: A Christmas Carol is returning to The Forge at The Court Theatre.

Murder, Fame and all that Jazz.

Murder, Fame and all that Jazz.

Published: 30/10/2017
Welcome to a world where celebrity is everything, sex sells and you can get away with murder if you razzle-dazzle the media. The Court Theatre’s Chicago holds a dark mirror up to society in this razor-sharp satire.

30 Below and Pay What You Can to be launched at The Court

30 Below and Pay What You Can to be launched at The Court

Published: 05/10/2017
The Court Theatre has been bringing drama, music, comedy and joy to Christchurch for almost fifty years. Now two new initiatives, 30 Below and Pay What You Can are to be launched to make attending the theatre more accessible.

A word on October from the Artistic Director....

A word on October from the Artistic Director....

Published: 01/10/2017
October is that month where we all breathe in and brace ourselves for the holiday season which is now just around the corner and approaching faster than Aunty Pru towards the sherry.

50 Shades of Play

50 Shades of Play

Published: 22/09/2017
50 Shades of Grey swept the world into a fluster and kicked kink culture into the mainstream. Now, to sweep Christchurch into a fluster, The Court Theatre is bringing David Ives’ Venus in Fur onto the mainstage.

Hands Up to See Ducklings!

Hands Up to See Ducklings!

Published: 19/09/2017
There’s going to be a real quack-up these school holidays. The Ugly Duckling is flocking to The Court Theatre as a fully-fledged puppet show.

New Pasifika Work Takes Fresh Look at Samoan Traditions

New Pasifika Work Takes Fresh Look at Samoan Traditions

Published: 15/08/2017
Born and raised in New Zealand, Lui has big dreams for his future that don’t involve his Samoan roots. But Lui’s father has hopes for his son that are steeped deeply in tradition.

Big Hair, Big Heart

Big Hair, Big Heart

Published: 11/08/2017
The ’80s were a time of bright coloured sweatshirts, shoulder pads, leg warmers, mullets and big hair. It was a time without the internet, without Facebook, text messages and Skype. There was no screen to hide behind or multiple channels of long-distance communication. Instead, women congregated in their local hair salon with their neighbours and friends. They shared tea, hair styles and gossip. They supported one another and shared each other’s joy and pain.

Christchurch Hosts Clash for Comedy Conquest

Christchurch Hosts Clash for Comedy Conquest

Published: 02/08/2017
New Zealand is having its first National Theatresports Championships in almost two decades. The best and bravest improvisers from around the country will do battle at The Court Theatre in September. Over four nights, competitors will fight to be crowned the most fearless, fastest, and funniest Theatresports team in Aotearoa.

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