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Proudly displaying its 'since 1991' credentials, the good-old 'Bodge’ has demonstrated admirable endurance and remains at the fore of Wellington's live-music scene. Expect a varied program of gigs – including freque…
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Wildly alternative but accessible BATS presents cutting-edge and experimental NZ theatre – varied, cheap and intimate – in its freshly revamped theatre.
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Embassy Theatre

Wellywood’s cinema mother ship is an art-deco darling, built in the 1920s. Today she screens mainly mainstream films with state-of-the-art sound and vision. Bars and cafe on-site. Has the facade facelift been finish…
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San Fran

This much-loved, midsize music venue is moving to a new beat; it's boarded the craft-beer bandwagon and rocks out smoky, meaty food along the way. Gigs still rule, dancing is de rigueur, and the balcony still gets g…
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Circa Theatre

Waterfront Circa houses two auditoriums in which it shows everything from edgy new works to Christmas panto. Standby tickets available an hour before the show. Dinner-and-show packages available.
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Michael Fowler Centre

Major theatre centre and Ticketek box office.
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St James Theatre

A grand old heritage auditorium hosting big-ticket productions such as the NZ ballet and opera (www.nzballet.org.nz; www.nzopera.com), plus the odd wayward rocker (Robbie Wiliams, 10CC).
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A lovely old complex screening largely art-house, documentary and foreign flicks. Cheaper tickets before 5pm on weekdays.
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Truly the cat’s pyjamas, Meow goes out on a limb to host a diverse range of gigs and performances: country, ragtime, DJs, acoustic rock, jazz, poetry... At the same time the kitchen plates up good-quality, inexpensi…
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Light House Cinema

Tucked away near the top end of Cuba St, this small, stylish cinema throws a range of mainstream, art-house and foreign films up onto the screens in three small theatres. High-quality snacks. Tuesday tickets $11.