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.
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
THE NEW COURT IN THE CITY AND THE CAR PARKING QUESTION
Christchurch City Councillors have voted against a staff recommendation for a car park to be built within the Performing Arts Precinct, home of the new Court Theatre in the city centre.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - SEASON EXTENDED DUE TO POULAR DEMAND
The Court Theatre’s stunning summer production will now bring one more week of high-energy and technicoloured fun to Canterbury’s summer.
YOUR FULL-BLOODED, FEEL-GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Larger than life and twice as much fun, Little Shop of Horrors is the full-blooded, feel-good hit of the summer!
TAKE YOUR SEAT FOR THE COURT THEATRE’S THRILLING NEW SEASON
Media release regarding the 2022 season
WHĀ PREPARES TO TAKE CANTERBURY SCHOOLS ON AN INTERACTIVE CULTURAL ADVENTURE
In this creatively interactive cultural adventure, best friends TJ, Jake and Tāne travel through Te Waipounamu (the South Island).