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The Forge at The Court aims to be an essential artistic voice in the new Christchurch that will challenge the audience’s perception of theatre. Come along to a show or event this year at The Forge at The Court Theatre and see what all the fuss is about!

What's Coming up at The Forge

He Kura e Huna Ana

30 Mar 2017 - 01 Apr 2017
A modern interpretation of the old Māori legend presented entirely in te reo Māori which presents a dual narrative: the origin myth of pounamu and a modern-day story about a young woman dealing with the pressures that face her practically and spiritually.
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$15 - $25

Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show)

03 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Who knew Hamlet was fast with his fists, good with a gun and even better with the ladies?
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Fresh Ink: Play Readings

14 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
All Plays are presented as "works in progress". Following each reading, we gladly invite your feedback to assist in the development of these new plays.
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The Early Early Late Show

10 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
Songs, scenes and games are all made up on-the spot by the funniest folks in town. You give them a suggestion and they’ll turn it into comedy!
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08 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Becoming the Chief of the aiga (family) is a great honour with even greater responsibility – one that Lui is struggling to take on as he questions the relevance of Samoan culture in New Zealand.
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Titus Andronicus

07 Apr 2018 - 05 May 2018
Shakespeare’s bloodiest and shortest tragedy, Titus Andronicus is a veritable parade of the Bard’s most inventive and grotesque deaths.
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What's Up at The Forge

The Forge’s Scariest Show

The Forge at The Court is about to host “the scariest show it’s ever seen” with the world première of The Dunstan Creek Séance, according to Associate Director of The Court Theatre, Dan Pengelly.

Summer Theatre returns to Riccarton House

Free entertainment for all the family is back in the Riccarton House grounds this year with a new Forge at The Court production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  A cast of 10 talented actors are staging a cheeky and nostalgic retelling of this much loved classic tale. Shows start...

First fully Te Reo production to be hosted at The Court

The first ever fully Te Reo production to be hosted at The Court Theatre takes the form of a play written and directed by CPIT’s Bachelor of Māori Language and Indigenous Studies programme leader Hohepa Waitoa. Ngā Tai o Kurawaka: He Kura e Huna Ana (A treasure that’s...