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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 All Our Upcoming Shows, Click Here >

SWAN LAKE

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Swan Lake
 


Royal Wanganui Opera House
 


Saturday 5 Sept 7.30pm
  
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd

presents

The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of

Swan Lake

Full Length Classical Performance
 
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary. For aim and objective serves motto: "The talent and dedication to service to art".
 
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Adult $69, Senior $59, Student $49

WANDERER

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a piano recital by

PASCAL HARRIS

 

Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre

Saturday 5 September 7.30pm
 
Playing Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt & Schubert’s ‘Wanderer Fantasy’
 
Finish approx. 9pm

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Adult $25 Senior $20 School student $5

WMS member $15 – not available on-line

SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Sleeping Beauty
 


Royal Wanganui Opera House
 


Sunday 6 Sept 7.30pm
  
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd

presents

The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of

Sleeping Beauty

Full Length Classical Performance
 
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary. For aim and objective serves motto: "The talent and dedication to service to art".
 
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Adult $69, Senior $59, Student $49

THE GONDOLIERS

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ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE
 
SATURDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER  7.30pm 
Presented by:  WGSLO on tour, fully staged.
Featuring:  the WGSLO chorus, accompanied by players from Orchestra Wellington.
 
Of all the G&S Comic Operas The Gondoliers has the most appealing of Sullivan’s music, typified by the exuberant extended opening number. In a sunny canal-side setting we meet the Palmieri brothers, excellent gondoliers and eligible bachelors whom the local contadine fuss over and contrive to marry.
 
Premium:    Adult $63,  Senior $54,  Student $39,  Child U17 $29.50

A Reserve:  Adult $54,  Senior $47,  Student $29,  Child U17 $21

B Reserve:  Adult $45,  Senior $37,  Student $24,  Child U17 $16.50

C Reserve:  Adult $33,  Senior $28,  Student $17,  Child U17 $12.50

Group booking discounts for 5 or more available ONLY from the Box office.
 
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BLUE EYES … the music of Frank Sinatra

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… the music of Frank Sinatra
 
 
Amdram Theatre
 

Thursday 17, Friday 18
  
& Saturday 19 Sept  7.30pm

Sunday 20 Sept 2pm
 
Blue Eyes - a cabaret with a story, by April Philips.
Finish approx. Thurs, Fri, Sat 9.30pm & Sunday 4pm
 
Adult $25 Senior $20 Student $20
 
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STRING WIZARDRY

RWOH and Arts on Tour NZ present

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STRING WIZARDRY

 
ROYAL WANGANUI OPERA HOUSE

 
SATURDAY, 26 September 7.30pm
 
  
STRING WIZARDRY- Helen Webby and Davy Stuart
 
They’re AOTZNZ favourites, equally at home in a concert hall or a shed. 
 
Finish approx. 9.40pm
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ADULTS $25, SENIOR $23, Friends OH $20, STUDENT $15
Special group booking rate for schools $5 (Group 10+ 9 child + 1 teacher)
Friends OH and School Group Tickets are only available at the Box Office not on line.

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE

MORE SHOWS LISTED UNDER BOOKINGS

WHANGANUI LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015

WHANGANUI LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015

Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre

18 – 20 September

Friday 18 September

Grand Opening 5.30 – 7.00pm Pionner Room      Entry  Free

The evening begins with drinks and nibbles as you mix and mingle with fellow booklovers and authors. The Festival will be officially opened by Wanganui Deputy Mayor, Hamish McDouall. 

SEASON TICKETS 

EARLY BIRD SEASON TICKETS are available from Monday 13 July to Friday 21 August. $70 ($60 for Friends of the Whanganui Literary Festival – please quote your membership number)

The cost includes all sessions except Fringe, Children’s and catered events.

Individual sessions $15 - Friends WLF $12

Friends tickets are not available on line.

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Friday 18 September Concert Chamber
Long Write to Freedom 7.30 – 8.30pm  btn-booknow

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager has written six books, Dirty Politics being the most recent. Nicky specialises in writing books about the military, intelligence agencies, public relations and ‘the unseen side of politics.’

Saturday 19 September Concert Chamber

People, Place and Pace 10.00 – 11.00am btn-booknow

‘A swarming energy pervades every page she writes ...’ a review in the NZ Listener says about novelist Charlotte Grimshaw. Charlotte is the author of six critically acclaimed novels and two outstanding collections of linked stories. Charlotte will talk about her career as an eminent NZ author with Joan Rosier-Jones.

The Godfather of Crime Writing 11.30 –12.30pm btn-booknow

Paul Thomas is the author of eight novels, short stories and nine sports’ books, and is an award-winning columnist. He has been described as ‘the Godfather of NZ crime fiction’ for his series featuring Maori detective Tito Ihaka. Paul will discuss his life of crime with Joy Hay.

From the Underbelly 1.30 – 2.30pm btn-booknow

Sociologist Dr Jarrod Gilbert is the author of Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand – a finalist for best non-fiction in the NZ Book awards in 2013, and winner of People’s Choice Award. Jarrod is working on his next book, Murder; a darkly fascinating social history of NZ. He will talk about his passion for criminal justice and Murder.

Out of this World 3.00 – 4.00pm btn-booknow

Nalini Singhwrites paranormal romance, with more than 24 novels published in over 20 languages. Her books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, the USA Today bestseller list, and the Publishers Weekly bestseller list. Nalini says, ‘I love the sense of hope that defines the romance genre.’ Nalini discusses romance in a supernatural world with Gayelene Holly.

Sunday 20 September Concert Chamber

Can News Pigs Fly? 10.00 – 11.00am btn-booknow

He’s not good at being bored so a life in television and radio’s fast lane suits Tim Wilson immensely. Tim, who grew up in Whanganui, ‘but has never fully left’, works on Seven Sharp, and co-hosts The Two on Newstalk ZB. His novel, Their Faces Were Shining, was a 2011 NZ Post Book Awards finalist, and News Pigs was published in 2014. Tim chats with Hamish McDouall.

As Strange As Fiction 11.30 – 12.30pm btn-booknow

Rachael King’s imaginative and beautifully written work has been acclaimed worldwide. She is the author of two books for adults, Magpie Hall and The Sound of Butterflies, and children’s novel, Red Rocks. Rachael will talk with ardent admirer, librarian Kelly Scarrow.

Moa on the Menu 1.00 – 2.00pm btn-booknow

Quinn Berentson, award-winning author of Moa – the life and death of New Zealand’s legendary bird, says writing is like cooking a dish so tasty that you want to finish it to the very last morsel. A documentary filmmaker, Quinn writes, directs and produces films for clients such as Science Channel and National Geographic.

Other events not included in the season ticket:

Dinner with the Stars - Saturday 19 Sept 6.30pm btn-booknow      

High Tea & Gumboots: Sarah O’Neil - Sunday 20 Sept 2.15pm btn-booknow

 

GIFT VOUCHERS

THE GIFT OF ENTERTAINMENT
 
Values between $20 - $100 
 
In steps of $5
 
A Gift Voucher can be exchanged for tickets to any event on sale at the RWOH Box Office. 
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of issue.
Vouchers can only be purchased from the Box  Office
 
An additional transaction fee of $1 per voucher is charged.