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Comedian Ed Byrne to perform in Rotorua!

Comedian Ed Byrne to perform in Rotorua!

Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Sir Howard Morrison Centre celebrates first birthday

Sir Howard Morrison Centre celebrates first birthday

Today marks the one year anniversary since the cultural expression and artistic celebration hub, Sir Howard Morrison Centre, re-opened its d...

Mana Wahine Returns to Rotorua

Mana Wahine Returns to Rotorua

Ōkāreka Dance Company celebrates 10 years of their most iconic work.

Open call for local artists to perform at annual Whānau Open Day.

Open call for local artists to perform at annual Whānau Open Day.

A fantastic opportunity for Rotorua entertainers to perform in a community day at the Sir Howard Morrison Centre.

Free Christmas concert for locals and Foodbank Appeal

Free Christmas concert for locals and Foodbank Appeal

The Sir Howard Morrison Centre is hosting a free Christmas concert, and becoming an official collection point for the annual Rotorua Salvati...

Coterie to heat up Summer with the Lush Leopard Tour.

Coterie to heat up Summer with the Lush Leopard Tour.

Perth-based, NZ-born brothers, are taking Aotearoa by storm this summer with their highly anticipated ‘Lush Leopard Regional tour’.

Halloween events for Rotorua tamariki

Halloween events for Rotorua tamariki

Get the whānau together for a fun day out with a Glow-in-the-Dark Disco and film screening of animated movie Monster Family!

Oceanic poetry to make waves on national tour

Oceanic poetry to make waves on national tour

'UPU' transports audiences across an ocean to hear the voices dealing with colonisation, family, climate change, love, sex, religion, power ...

First audience feedback survey launched.

First audience feedback survey launched.

We want to gather information from our visitors and community users, and hear from those in our community who have yet to visit.

Just announced - Finalist in Best Design Awards 2023

Just announced - Finalist in Best Design Awards 2023

The Sir Howard Morrison Centre named finalist in the Large Brand Identity - Cultural category.

New York City's Postmodern Jukebox hits NZ

New York City's Postmodern Jukebox hits NZ

The time-twisting 'Life in the Past Lane' tour comes to Rotorua in August

Celebrate 40 years of Hairy Maclary

Celebrate 40 years of Hairy Maclary

Hairy Maclary's Greatest Hits: A magical concert celebrating Aotearoa's Favourite Dog, starring none-other than acclaimed singer Jackie Clar...

The Big Sing Candenza concert to be held in Rotorua in August

The Big Sing Candenza concert to be held in Rotorua in August

The 4th annual Big Sing Cadenza features performances by twelve of the top secondary school choirs from the Upper North Island.

Ladies Night lands on 12 October

Ladies Night lands on 12 October

New Zealand's sexiest and most successful comedy of all time is about to get its gear off again, in a nationwide tour.

Night Light to Illuminate Rotorua This Winter

Night Light to Illuminate Rotorua This Winter

NZDC is thrilled to announce the upcoming tour, an exhilarating double bill set to light up Rotorua in August.

2023 Waikato & Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner

2023 Waikato & Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner

Sir Howard Morrison Centre (Shand Shelton and First Light Studio) won in the Public Architecture category.

The Haka Party Incident comes to Rotorua

The Haka Party Incident comes to Rotorua

A groundbreaking, thrilling mix of documentary and kapa haka making it a highly significant play in the history of New Zealand theatre.

Local performers and audiences to celebrate NZ Music Month

Local performers and audiences to celebrate NZ Music Month

Mini-music festival packed with incredible Rotorua artists followed by an industry panel for emerging talent.

Whakatuheratanga Nui | Grand Opening Gala Programme Announced

Whakatuheratanga Nui | Grand Opening Gala Programme Announced

Electrical fusion of live music and performing arts to celebrate this mammoth milestone event for Rotorua - Tickets on sale now!

New visual identity for Sir Howard Morrison Centre revealed

New visual identity for Sir Howard Morrison Centre revealed

Te Arawa has a deep connection to the performing arts, which inspires the new brand for the redeveloped Sir Howard Morrison Centre in Rotoru...

Name and design announced for Sir Howard Morrison Centre

Name and design announced for Sir Howard Morrison Centre

Representatives from the Morrison whānau and Ngāti Whakaue presented the new name for the centre, the spaces within and the kaupapa behind t...