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Turner Centre at Kerikeri
Turner Centre at Kerikeri

Jazz Club presents Jazz Attack 4 – on the 5th of October

The next Jazz Club will be on Friday, 5 October. Mark this in your calendar, as there will be NO Jazz Club in September.

Jazz Attack 4 – the quartet line-up of the infamous Jazz Attack sextet, founded in 2016 by band leader Olivier Holland. Jazz Attack will present you with a very special treat


Proudly sponsored by STAY Kerikeri.


Date: Friday, 5 October 2018
Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 5:30pm – Bar open | 6:00pm – Music starts
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $5 door sales only


Kerikeri International Piano Competition

Your chance to hear 15 future stars from around the world.


The Kerikeri competition began in 1987 as a national event and became the Kerikeri International Piano Competition in 2012. It has since gained global recognition for its quality and high standard of entry and has New Zealand Pianist Michael Houstoun as its Patron – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Wednesday-Sunday, 26-30 September 2018
Tickets:  Visit our website or call the Box Office on 09-407-0260 for ticket prices
Note: Season passes are available this year for access to the entire competition.

Click here for more info about season passes.

The Bay of Islands Orchid Society & The Far North Bromeliad Group Annual Spring Show

This annual show presents plants and flowers grown by local members as well as those from Whangarei and Auckland.  There will be plants for sale.  Many orchids and bromeliads are rare in nature and cultivation and some of these will be on display.


Dates & Times:
- Friday, 5 October, 9:30am-4:30pm
- Saturday, 6 October, 9:30am-3:30pm
Venue: Plaza
Admission: $4 Adults  |  Free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult

Adrian Wilkins Photography: Instrumental & More


Adrian Wilkins is a photographer now living in the Whangarei Heads.
Here he presents two collections: INSTRUMENTAL presents photographs of a variety of musical instruments for anyone who plays, at any level, and for those that simply enjoy the noise. With NATIVE FORESTS OF NEW ZEALAND, Adrian captures the beauty and mystique of our native bush.


Date: 5 September through October

Oh What a Night


Returning from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! is the kind of evening that has toes tapping to the infectious songs of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Sunday, 7 October 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $75.00 each

Lunchtime Concert presents Kate Sheldon: Tempest


Emerging artist Kate Sheldon will delight audiences with piano solos by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, and Bartok. Kate is an ex student of Larry Jenkins and Jill Cottle, and is currently studying Classical Performance at the University of Auckland under the guidance of Stephen De Pledge.

Donations from previous Lunchtime Concerts have significantly helped to fund Kate’s music tuition. We are pleased to welcome her back home.


Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: Suggested $5 donation at door

Hospice Presents – Art & Collectables 2018

Set to be wowed with this year’s donated artworks from both local artists and Northland Regional Correctional Facility in our Live Art auction. Included in the evening  is our silent and digitalized auction with 140 items that have been collected and selected over the past 11 months, primarily from our Hospice processing Centre. Buffet dinner and a show with NZ comedian/Hypnotist Guy Cater and hosted by local MC favourite Rick Palmer, this auction will have it all.


Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm – public viewing | 5:30-10:30pm – dinner & auction
Venue: Plaza & Event Centre
Tickets: To purchase, visit Hospice Mid-Northland Office, 464 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.
All enquiries please phone 09 407 7799, or email


Miss Far North 2018

This competition is an event of Style and Glamour where young women from Whangarei and north to Cape Reinga, are empowered to bring a new meaning to the Beauty Pageant and an opportunity that doesn’t often come along for them living so far away from main cities.

We take great pride in the fact that this is not just a cat walk type of beauty pageant but a full choreographed show featuring the contestants in dance routines.  The show also features supporting performers, a full night of entertainment.


Date: Saturday, 13 October
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $40 Adults | $30 Child (12 years and under) | $35 Students (18 & under) & Seniors (65+)




The hit musical, Godspell, is coming to Kerikeri this October! Featuring performances from some of Auckland and New Zealand’s finest performers, rocking live band, stunning set and technical elements, Godspell is set to dazzle and amaze!


Dates & Times:
8:00pm, Thursday, 18 October 2018 | 8:00pm, Friday, 19 October 2018
2:00pm, Saturday, 20 October 2018 | 8:00pm, Saturday, 20 October 2018

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $59 Adult   $54 Student/Child   $54 Senior (65+)   $57 Groups 10+

Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.


The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children’s literature classic and now a zany, imaginative play coming to the Turner Centre.  The Cat in The Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cosy home – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Time: 10:00am & 12:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $27.50 each | $20.00 each Groups 10+ | $100 Family of four

Kerikeri Theatre Company presents Bugsy Malone


Kerikeri Theatre Company proudly presents our first Youth Theatre show, a dynamic production of Bugsy Malone, the Paul Williams musical with a cast of 55, aged between 7 and 16. A showcase of our local talent, featuring great singing, dancing and acting. Experience first-hand the amazing team we work with, up-and-coming future stars. Not-to-be-missed, so mark the dates in your calendar!



7:00pm, Wednesday, 24 Oct   7:00pm, Thursday, 25 Oct   11:00am, Saturday, 27 Oct  |

7:00pm, Saturday, 27 Oct   11:00am, Sunday, 28 Oct   3:00pm, Sunday, 28 Oct

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $28 Adults | $15 Student

Songs for Nobodies

By Joanna Murray Smith – Starring Ali Harper


Everyone has a story… Award-winning actress and singer Ali Harper is bringing the critically-acclaimed one-woman play Songs for Nobodies to Kerikeri – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $28.00 each (early bird until 1 September 2018, then $35.00 each)

The Sydney Hotshots Live

Sydney Hotshots are renowned nationwide for their high energy routines, spectacular six packs, their audience attention and the screaming ladies that pack out every show. The audience will enjoy a memorable range of entertainment during the two hour show, including a variety of games and competitions, plus some up close and personal attention on stage with the boys!

And, happy hour on the bar before the show!


Date: Wednesday, 31 October

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $40 each

Note: Happy Hour on the bar starts from 7:00pm

Aroha Music Society Presents – Cheryl Grice

Cheryl studied privately with John Williams in London and was widely acclaimed for her exquisite and delicate performances of Spanish music including appearances with Julian Bream.
Cheryl toured as a soloist for many years until in 1997 Cheryl emigrated to NZ with her young family, releasing 3 CD’s – her solo album ‘Un Sueno en la Floresta’ is also available on iTunes. In 2014 she returned to the International stage giving a highly acclaimed tour of Canada and the UK.


Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $30.00 Adults | $25 Friends | 18 & under Free
Note: (Friends and Free tickets ONLY available at the Box Office)

Kerikeri Theatre Company – Summer Shakespeare Auditions


Kerikeri Theatre Company will audition and rehearse at The Turner Centre, to bring you the splendour of Summer Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It will be performed in a timeless setting at Kainui Vineyard, 7-10 March, 2019, with an array of colourful characters, frolics under the evening skies, and sublime music. All the actors and musicians will be drawn from our wonderful pool of local talent.


Date: Sunday, 4 November
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Venue: Turner Centre
Note: All welcome to audition. For further audition information contact

Social Climbers


New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright, Roger Hall, pits a group of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bushwalking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $79.90 each | Groups 10+ $69.90 each

The Stage Door presents Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Pantomime

Kickstart the festive season with a trip to this hilarious traditional pantomime. As Robin and his Merry Men and Maids tackle the wicked Sheriff (Boo!), Robin’s young followers The Hoodies are up to their tricks. Red Riding Hood has wandered into the wrong pantomime followed by the Wolf (it’s behind you!), and the two naughty Babes are giving problems to their nurse, Dame Droopydrawers. Written and Directed by David Crewe for The Stage Door theatre company with a cast of local talent of all ages, this is community theatre at its best.

Dates & Time: 7:30pm, Thursday, 22 November | 7:30pm, Friday, 23 November

7:30pm & 2:00pm, Saturday, 24 November | 4:00pm, Sunday, 25 November

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets: $25.00 Adults | $15.00 Student/Child (under 18) $65.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children)

Bay of Islands Singers – New Beginnings

“The promise of peace and hope of Christmas”


With Guest Orchestra & Soloists.
Programme includes Bach Christmas Oratorio (Partt 1 & 2) and the Christmas Music from Handel’s Messiah.


Date: Sunday, 2 December
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $30 Adult, $12 Child (18 and under)

Nanogirl Live! – Out Of This World

Meridian Energy and Nanogirl Labs are proud to present Nanogirl Live! “Out of this World!” – a Live Science Spectacular. Following our last two sellout tours, join Nanogirl, Boris (her trusty lab assistant), and CLAIR (Constantly Learning Artificial Intelligence Repository) for science and engineering as you have never seen them before. An action packed adventure with rockets, explosions, and even a real live tornado – bringing science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes. This international touring science show is suitable for the whole family.

Date: Sunday, 9 December

Time: 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: A Reserve $40 | B Reserve $28
Note: Hearing protection recommended for younger children

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Tutus on Tour


The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to present Tutus on Tour, our much-loved regional touring programme. A fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: Visit our website or call the Box Office on 09-407-0260 for ticket prices

The ABBA Show


Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $59.00 Adults | $30.00 Child (12 yrs and under) |
$54.00 Groups 6+

Antiques Fair 2018

Once again Nick Turtle and Dianne Akers will be holding the Antiques Fair at the Turner Centre
The fair last year was able to donate all the door takings to Alzheimers Northland which was $724.00. We are hoping to do even better this year! Once again there will be a large variety of Antiques and collectibles for sale, such as Jewellery, China, Vintage and Retro, Linen, glassware, crystal, silver, tools and many other quirky items. There will be new dealers this year to add to the variety so there something for everyone!


Date: Friday & Saturday, 28-29 December 2018

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm, both days

Venue: Event Centre

Entry: By donation

Melbourne City Ballet – ‘Alice in Wonderland’


Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well-known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores – More Info | Buy Tickets


Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $38.00 Adults | $35.00 Sen Citz/Students with ID |
$25.00 Child (under 6) | $35.00 Groups 8+ adults

Show/Meal Deal (Only $30) at Food at Wharepuke

Food at Wharepuke are offering a Show/Meal deal for only $30 for two delicious courses. So if you’re coming to the Turner Centre for a night’s entertainment, give Food at Wharepuke a call to book your pre-show meal. Available between 5.00pm-6.30pm on show nights only. (Does not include show ticket).
Cuisine local favourites 2013, 2014.  Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge Finalists 2014.


Click here for a sample menu

To book, or for more information, phone 09-407-8936, or email