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Construction of this majestic theatre commenced in 1899. Since this date the Opera House has gained national and international recognition for its beautiful architecture and its great acoustics. The Opera House is used regularly by touring artists and shows as well as by local productions, fashion shows and local dance groups.

We look forward to welcoming you to a show very soon.

For a full listing of upcoming shows - CLICK HERE >

Shakespeare

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 THE TEMPEST
 
Thursday 22 & Friday 23 Feb 7pm
Saturday 24 February 3pm & 8pm
Bason Botanic Gardens
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The Tempest is said by some to be William Shakespeare’s last play.  Did you know that Shakespeare at Bason is the only volunteer theatre performing the classics in an outdoor setting for the community in Whanganui?  You want to be a part of this!  And, since Bason Botanic Gardens closes at dusk, the three night time performances are the only times that you are allowed to be in the park after dark!  It’s a very special place, don’t you think?
 
·        Running time approx  2.5 hours including intermission
·        Gates open 1 hour prior to performance
·        You may bring a tall chair or umbrella but you will be seated on the sides to make sure everyone has a good line of vision to the performance area.
·        Coffee and tea and a limited range of nibbles will be available. You can bring your own snack and please remember that this is a non BYO alcohol event.
·        No wine, beer, cider or spirits will be on offer, unless served in the picnic hamper.
 
 
Thursday night & Saturday matinee
Tickets $10 each
 
Friday & Saturday nights
Tickets $20 each
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Add a picnic hamper for one for $25  -  choose from the 3 dinner options below for the evening performances or buy an afternoon tea hamper to have during the Saturday matinee.
 
Option 1
1 x Gancia Prosecco DOC Brut (Italy)* 200ml bottle
1 x Waiwera Water 250ml
Selection of Cheese’s, sundried tomato with lightly toasted Baguette
Cold crumbed spicy chicken tenders with fresh summer salads
Buttered Croissant
Cheese cake
 
Option 2
1 x Craft Beer (330ml bottle)
1 x Waiwera Water 250ml
Marinated Prawns with spicy dip and Baguette
Curry-Lime Pork Kebabs with fresh summer salads
Buttered Croissant
Apple/Berry crumble
 
Option 3 - Vegetarian
1 x Gancia Prosecco DOC Brut (Italy)* 200ml bottle
1 x Waiwera Water 250ml
Selection of Cheese’s, sundried tomato with lightly toasted Baguette
Avocado and Spicy Onion Jam Croissants
Veg & Fruit flame grilled Kebabs
Apple/Berry Crumble
 
Saturday at 2pm - Afternoon Tea
1 x Juice selection - Mill Orchard (400ml bottle)
1 x Waiwera Water 250ml
Antipasto selection with crackers
Buttered Croissant
Fresh Fruit selection chocolate dipped
Citrus Tart
All options come with plastic glass, cutlery, serviettes and a placemat.
*wine subject to change but will be similar
 
All hampers are $25  -  supplied by AdAstra Catering