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.
A New Comedy About Upsetting the Potato Cart
Potatoes are at the heart of social change in The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race, a punchy new comedy about standing up for what you believe in. Appleton’s famous Potato Race awards different prize money to men and women - until Penny Anderson returns to shake things up.
Can you survive the cutting-edge humour at The Court Jester’s WHAT LOTUS?!
There's mischief afoot as The Court Jesters give your favourite TV show their own unique flavour over three nights with their newest long-form improv offering, WHAT LOTUS. Each night, five Court Jesters will improvise multiple characters and stories into one large 70-minute story. You decide who survives, and who falls prey to the drama of the WHAT LOTUS...
Disney’s Frozen JR. proves that some people are worth melting for.
The Court Theatre’s production of Disney’s Frozen JR. brings the adventures of sisters Elsa and Anna and their friends Olaf, Sven and Kristoff to the live, local stage. Expect all of your favourite songs, plus an additional five new songs as a special treat.
Multi-Award-Winning Rock Musical Next to Normal Warms up Winter
On the surface they are the perfect family but underneath, they are struggling to navigate their way through life. Despite all the doctors, Diana’s mental health is worsening. Dan is desperate to help his wife return to ‘normal’, whilst Natalie just wants to finish high school unscathed. Described as “Brave and breath-taking” by the New York Times, this Pulitzer and Tony award winning rock musical will have you asking yourself what ‘normal’ actually looks like.
Scared Scriptless Fall Fest Spices up Autumn Improv Offerings
Following the success of Hot Scared Scriptless Summer comes the sequel - Fall Fest! Expect all the usual improv and audience participation that has seen Scared Scriptless an Ōtautahi entertainment institution, spiced up for autumn with Murder Mystery mayhem and adult-only antics.
The Stewart Family Offer Substantial Gift to the New Court Theatre
The Court Theatre is privileged to have received a momentous gift from The Stewart family in support of the new theatre in the city. The new auditorium will be named The Stewart Family Theatre in honour of Dame Adrienne Stewart’s 30-year plus support of The Court Theatre. This gift comes as we launch our new phase of public fundraising, TAKE YOUR SEAT.
Razor-sharp humour infuses issues of family, identity and race in Appropriate
When the Lafayette siblings gather at their crumbling ancestral estate to clear out the family house for sale, they discover the most unexpected of secrets in this audacious and unexpected darkly humorous family drama.
Cinderella Brings Children’s Shows Back to for the Holidays!
Cinderella takes the story you know and gives it a modern and hilarious treatment. There may be mean stepsisters, a Fairy Godmother, and a prince, but this Cinderella aspires for more than just marriage! A perfect introduction to theatre for children four – ten, subtle side jokes ensure that adults will be laughing too.
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.