Entertainment

Cinema in Palmerston North

CinemaGold

In the same complex as the more mainstream Downtown Cinemas, CinemaGold ups the ante. Plush seats and a booze licence enhance art-house classics and limited-release screenings.
Concert Venue in New Plymouth

Bowl of Brooklands

Brooklands Park is home to the Bowl of Brooklands, a world-class outdoor sound-shell which hosts festivals such as WOMAD, and old-school rockers like Fleetwood Mac.
Theatre in Palmerston North

Centrepoint Theatre

A mainstay of the simmering Palmerston North theatre scene, Centrepoint serves up big-name professional shows, theatre sports and seasonal plays. Dinner and a show, anyone?
Live Music in Whanganui

Riverside Bar

Hunker down by the moody river in this rockin' room, where touring metal, rock and blues outfits grace the stage and assuage your ears.
Cinema in Whanganui

Embassy 3 Cinemas

Nightly new-release blockbusters selling out faster than you can say ‘bored Whanganui teenagers’. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.
Cinema in New Plymouth

Event Cinemas

Mainstream, main-street megaplex, the carpet a sea of popcorn. All 2D tickets $9.50 on Tuesdays ($12.50 for 3D).
Cinema in Palmerston North

Downtown Cinemas

The capacious Downtown megaplex (eight screens) shows mainstream new-release flicks. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.
Live Music in New Plymouth

Basement

Underneath a regulation Irish pub, the grungy Basement is the best place in town to catch up-and-coming live bands, broadly sheltering under a rock, metal and punk umbrella, as well as comedy. Opening hours vary wit…