Keep up to date with the latest news from your theatre: Christchurch’s The Court Theatre. From exclusive interviews with our cast and crew to updates about our new initiatives, you’ll find everything you need to know about what’s happening at The Court right here.
Summoning the Cheek and Humour of an Aotearoa Comedy Legend to the Stage
“E ara, e oho, matike, maranga!”
Rēwena showcases the heart and hearth of life.
A seemingly simple domestic ritual is honoured as the holder of whakapapa, connection and culture in Rēwena, written by award-winning author Whiti Hereaka and onstage at The Court Theatre from 25 March. Rēwena is told in real time as bread is baked onstage in an intimate space. Only 70 seats per performance.
Women Rule in Witty New Version of Austen Classic
A cast of six women create over 20 vibrant characters in this witty version of the classic Sense and Sensibility, written by Penny Ashton. In a whirlwind journey of romance and sisterhood, passionate, emotional Marianne and practical, steady Elinor Dashwood must balance sensible behaviour and sensitivity, life and love, after their father’s death.
The Court Theatre announces new ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Dr Alison Walls has been appointed the next Artistic Director of The Court Theatre, for a period of five years beginning now.
HOME ALONEsome - An UNFORGETTABLE Xmas Comedy
Would it even be a proper Canterbury Christmas without The Court Jesters providing the belly-laughs with their festive-themed improv gold? With a little help from the audience, they will take you for a spin like Kevin in our unforgettable HOME ALONEsome Holiday Comedy. This is festive improv hilarity that even the biggest Grinch couldn’t resist!
Multi-award-winning Broadway RENT celebrates life lived to the limits
Multi-award-winning Broadway rock opera RENT is packed with passion, love and high energy musical numbers, including “Seasons of Love”, “Take Me or Leave Me” and “La Vie Bohème”, that have combined to make it one of the most uplifting and beloved musicals ever.
The Ryman Healthcare 2023 Season is Here!
A bold and compelling collection of plays by international and Aotearoa New Zealand playwrights will take centre-stage in the Ryman Healthcare 2023 Season at The Court Theatre.
THE MĀORI SIDESTEPS BRING THE MISCHIEF AND MUSIC TO ŌTAUTAHI
An evolution of the Māori showband, The Māori Sidesteps are making their much-anticipated Ōtautahi Christchurch with a night of soulful harmonies, satirical skits and superb song parodies. Audiences can expect an entertaining night out that will not only leave them laughing, but maybe looking at life a little differently.
Flagons and Foxtrots, and the Promise of the Saturday Night Dance
Bringing back the nostalgia of a time when life was simpler, Flagons and Foxtrots is a homegrown Kiwi comedy. Whatever your age, you can recognise yourself in the struggle of being young and trying to make sense of life (all set a great soundtrack!)
Potted Potter Brings the Magic to Christchurch this July
Seen by over one million muggles, Potted Potter has been playing to sold out houses all over the world. Created by two-time Olivier Award nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).