As you know, the economic impact of lockdown has informed our decisions on what we can stage, with our Artistic Team planning for an updated 2021 season that will be launched in October. This season will start with Jersey Boys on 21 November 2020 and cover the calendar year of 2021.
In the meantime, we’re thrilled to announce an additional three shows before Jersey Boys takes the stage, starting with comedian James Roque’s Fred Award nominated show, Boy Mestizo. Running for two nights only from 14 – 15 August, Boy Mestizo will be staged in the foyer.
We will reopen our mainstage theatre with a two-week season of Rants in the Dark from 29 August – 12 September. Based on Emily Writes’ best-selling book, this hilarious and heartfelt look at parenting comes to The Court following sell-out seasons throughout the North Island.
Then we welcome the Modern Māori Quartet with the New Zealand premiere of their international hit, Two Worlds from 26 September – 10 October. The award-winning quartet will weave together four stories of heart and revelation that unfold the fabric of Māori musical culture.
We’re so excited to have reopened our doors! You can visit us to book tickets in person Monday to Friday from 11am – 1pm. Our box office will also be open an hour and a half prior to and during showtime for all productions running at The Shed.
Don’t miss Ali Harper and jazzman Tom Rainey’s cabaret showcase, with a new matinee running Saturday 8 August at 2pm.
You can catch Penny Ashton’s award-winning hit Promise & Promiscuity with a new matinee running Saturday 22 August at 2pm.
While decisions for our 2021 Season are still being finalised, we can now confirm that the following productions have been cancelled.
Noises Off (27 March – 24 April 2021)
Original Death Rabbit (3 – 24 April 2021)
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (21 April – 1 May 2021)
Wasted (22 May – 12 June 2021)
The Gingerbread Man (14 – 24 July 2021)
Due to popular demand, we have rescheduled our season of Ladies Night to open on 1 May 2021 as part of our 2021 Season.
Get your cold coins ready as we open up The Shed for a garage sale packed full of vintage and retro goodies from our overflowing costume department! Prices will range from $2 to $350, as we sell everything from vintage gloves to wedding dresses.
Running on Sunday 2 August 10am – 4pm, bring a gold coin donation to get in on the door, with eftpos available for all other purchases. Help us fundraise while picking up a bargain.
We can’t thank you enough for your support and patience as we have processed all of your credits, donations and refunds. We hope to see you back at the theatre again soon.
*Previous Update 5/6/2020*
As you would expect, the economic impact of lockdown has informed our decisions on what we can stage, particularly in the coming months.
With this in mind, we can now confirm that we will be presenting an updated season this October that you can subscribe and book tickets to, starting with Jersey Boys on 21 November and covering the calendar year of 2021.
So many of you told us how much you were looking forward to our September season of Winding Up, but were hesitant about attending the theatre at that time. Therefore, we have moved the show to open on 13 February 2021 as part of our updated season.
Similarly, The Court Youth Company's thrilling production of Jekyll and Hyde has been rescheduled and will now take the stage from 9 - 12 December 2020. Featuring up-and-coming artists, our Court Youth Company productions always sell out, so we urge you to get in quickly when tickets are on-sale.
While decisions are still being finalized, we can confirm that the following productions have been cancelled. These are a mix of our mainstage, Forge, and kids shows.
The Pied Piper (8 - 18 July 2020)
O Le Toa (The Adventurous) (3 - 28 August)
On Springfield Road (8 - 29 Aug 2020)
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (22 Aug - 12 Sep 2020)
Ē Toru (17 - 19 Sep 2020)
Little Bo Beep and the Sheep Rustlers (30 Sep - 10 Oct 2020)
Playlist (8 - 12 Dec 2020)
Photograph 51 (20 Feb - 13 March 2021)
Before Jersey Boys begins, we will be opening the theatre with a series of small events next month; The Court Youth Company's production of The Quarantine Diaries kicking off our winter-warmer series from 1 - 4 July.
Celebrating KidsFest, we're hosting ten performances of family-favourite comedy The Early Early Late Show over the school holidays, perfect for kids aged 7 - 12.
You can also catch six special showings of Scared Scriptless Attempts where our hilarious Court Jesters will take on the challenge of creating a new production every night. All you need to do is pick whether you want to see them attempt witchcraft and wizardry, a romcom or a showstopping musical.
Tickets for these productions will be available from 10 June. We are so incredibly grateful to all of our patrons who have supported us during this time and we can't wait to welcome you back to The Shed!