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.
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).
ACCESS TO THE COURT THEATRE - UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURES
There are currently multiple road closures of the roads leading to The Court Theatre. Use our Clarence St entrance and exit (via Whiteleigh Ave) until further notice.
RENT ADDED TO THE 2022 SEASON
The Court Theatre’s revised Ryman Healthcare 2022 Season will feature a surprise new show as the previously planned RENT (cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19) replaces the Carole King biopic Beautiful as the summer musical. RENT follows a group of artists struggling and striving to fulfil their dreams in New York City. Set against a background of poverty and looming gentrification in 1990s New York, RENT is a pop-culture phenomenon.
PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON CONSENT CONVERSATIONS
Part confession, part documentary, part open conversation, YES YES YES is a theatre show created for young adults that explores the knotty and necessary topics of healthy relationships, desire and consent. This latest work from award-winning duo Karin McCracken and Eleanor Bishop blends audience interaction with a captivating solo performance and features in-depth interviews with teenagers from around Aotearoa. “Should you and all the young people you know see this show? Yes. Yes Yes. Yes Yes Yes. YES YES YES.” - Theatreview
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN GETS COURT’S 2022 SEASON UNDERWAY
The Court Theatre’s Ryman Healthcare 2022 Season is finally underway as The Girl on the Train prepares to open its five-week season, and the revised 2022 line-up, on 21 May. Rachel Watson is a recently divorced 33-year-old whose life has fallen apart. Her daily train journey kindles an infatuation with a couple she watches from the windows, but what begins harmlessly soon turns into a nightmare when the wife suddenly disappears. As Rachel involves herself in the investigation, she starts to unearth secrets that neither she, nor anyone else, were prepared for. "...a whodunnit with twists and turns, anticipations and numerous attempts to guess just who is guilty and who is not.” – Broadway World