Entertainment

Live Music in Whanganui

Savage Club

The first Friday of every month is club night here; that means a scheduled performance from local and international stars, and even open mic earlier on. This is where the musos go for gigs. Search Whanganui Musician…
Cinema in Opunake

Everybody's Theatre

This restored 1920s theatre, run by volunteers, underwent a major renovations in 2016. It cost $250,000 to earthquake-proof the building and at the time of writing $900,000 had been spent to do it up. With couches d…
Performing Arts in Palmerston North

Regent on Broadway

This theatre was the gem of the city when it opened in 1930, but it closed in the early '90s following a steady decline of visitors. The council stepped in and contributed $10 million to the restoration, and the com…
Performing Arts in Palmerston North

Dark Room

Feeling experimental? Head to Palmy's black-box fringe theatre for something out of the ordinary. Run by Centrepoint Theatre, it hosts local, national and international artists across a range of genres, from music a…
Concert Venue in New Plymouth

Mayfair

This old theatre has expanded into the adjoining shopfronts to become the Mayfair, a live-music space with a fairly mainstream bar-restaurant focusing on pizza and craft beer out the front. Catch a range of acts fro…
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?
Cinema in Whanganui

Embassy 3 Cinemas

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

Event Cinemas

Mainstream, main-street megaplex, the carpet a sea of popcorn. All 2D tickets $10/9.50 adult/child on Tuesdays ($14/13.50 for 3D).
Cinema in Palmerston North

Downtown Cinemas

The capacious Downtown megaplex (10 screens) shows mainstream new-release flicks. Cheap tickets on Tuesdays.