Read: List of entertainment shows and events affected by Covid-19 in New Zealand

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the New Zealand government has put restrictions on gatherings of people and recommended a policy of social distancing. This is having a huge impact on the entertainment industry in New Zealand.

LATEST UPDATE – 20 March

UPDATE: – Basement Theatre in Auckland now closed indefinitely. Auckland Arts Festival has now cancelled virtually all shows. 

MOVIE RELEASES DELAYED

A Quiet Place II – no new dates yet advised

Cut Throat City – no new dates yet advised

CANCELLED EVENTS 

Alanis Morissette (21 April 2020) – cancelled but likely to be rescheduled

Atarau – Arts Experience on Maungauika (21 & 22 March 2020) – cancelled

Hyperculte (March, Palmerston North) – cancelled

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – all concerts and events cancelled until May 2020 some events to be live-streamed.

The Book of Mormon (17 March – 26 April) – cancelled  

The East Pointers Tour (23 March 2020) – cancelled

The Winding Up Tour (Tauranga/New Plymouth) – cancelled

World Symposium on Choral Music (11-18 July 2020 Auckland) – cancelled

POSTPONED EVENTS 

Auckland Art Fair – postponed to 24-28 February 2021

Eight Songs for a Mad King (NZ Opera Christchurch) – rescheduled to later 2020

Ladies in Black (Wellington 28 March 2020) – postponed, new dates to be advised

Lenny Kravitz (31 March 2020) – new dates to be advised 

Mary Poppins (1-18 April 2020) – postponed but no new dates advised

Nelson Fringe Festival – to be rescheduled and dates yet to be announced

The Marriage of Figaro (NZ Opera) – rescheduled to Sep/Oct 2021

The National – new dates 7 & 8 December 2020

Violent Femmes – new dates 14-17 November 2020

Wanaka Autumn Art School (20-24 April 2020 Wanaka) – cancelled but will return 2021

CONTINUING EVENTS 

APO Beethoven 25O Symphonies (21-29 March 2020) – public events cancelled but livestreams of the concerts via their website

Emilia  (17 – 22 March 2020) Continuing – social distancing policy in place  

Greedy Cat (Auckland Tour opening 4th April 2020) – Scheduled to go ahead

Over My Dead Body: Little Black Bitch (19-21 March 2020 Whangarei) – continuing

Semele (NZ Opera 10-19 September 2020) – scheduled as normal

The Human Voice Tour (NZ Opera 6 Oct – 6 Nov 2020) – scheduled as normal

EVENTS YET TO ANNOUNCE DECISION AROUND COVID-19

Aretha & the APO (21 May 2020)  – no update available yet

Friends! Musical Parody  (Sep/Oct 2020) – no update available yet 

Mission Concert: Rod Stewart (14 & 15 November 2020) – no update available yet 

Tami Neilson: Brass, String, Sing  (10 – 13 June  2020) – no update available yet 

Tempo Dance Festival (Sept/Oct 2020) – no update available yet

The Ten Tenors (April/ May 2020) – no update available yet 

Yesterday Once More (May 2020) – no update available yet 

FESTIVALS CANCELLED 

ASB POLYFEST (18-21 March 2020) – cancelled

AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL (12 – 17 May 2020)  – cancelled

CUBADUPA FESTIVAL Wellington (28-29 March 2020) – cancelled

HAMILTON FOLK FESTIVAL (Easter) – cancelled

NEW ZEALAND BURLESQUE FESTIVAL (14-17 May 2020) – cancelled

NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL   (30 April – 24 May 2020) – cancelled

FESTIVALS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL (11 – 29 March 2020) Some smaller shows continuing but major cancellations occurring – check website 

EARTHBEAT FESTIVAL (20-22 March 2020) – postponed, new dates to be advised

FESTIVALS YET TO ANNOUNCE DECISION AROUND COVID-19

 

VENUES/ THEATRE/ART COMPANIES

ASB Waterfront Theatre (Auckland) – open for business, seating for shows limited to 500 people

Basement Theatre (Auckland) – Theatre closed until further notice

Northland Youth Theatre (Whangarei)- cancelled/postponed two productions check website

PumpHouse Theatre (Takapuna) – open for business

Q Theatre (Auckland) – shows continuing but some cancellations

Snails: Artist Run Space (Palmerston North) – events cancelled or postponed – check website or Facebook page

 

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