Join Us - Membership

Since 1938 Showbiz Christchurch (formally Christchurch Operatic) has been bringing together like-minded people with an interest and passion for musical theatre shows and productions.

Showbiz Christchurch Membership

Membership of Showbiz gives you the opportunity to join and support an organisation that makes a significant contribution to the performing arts in Christchurch and to gain numerous benefits.

If you have an interest in attending our shows, performing in our shows, or learning about the technical side of putting on a show then you will enjoy being a member of Showbiz Christchurch.


  • If you enjoy attending our productions you will receive preferential booking facilities for all Showbiz Christchurch productions, discounts on tickets and for some membership levels, free tickets (conditions apply). Studio hire is also discounted!
  • If you are a performer, you will receive advance notice of our future shows and auditions and have the opportunity to perform in our quality productions under the direction of our renowned artistic teams.
  • If you have an interest in gaining theatre technical experience, costume and props making you can join our team of talented and friendly volunteers who work on our shows and learn valuable skills from the best in the theatre business.
  • All members receive the Showbiz newsletter keeping you up to date with our shows, workshops and musical theatre activities, providing a valuable link to the theatre world. Members are also invited to social events where they can meet and enjoy the company of other members with similar interests.
  • We now have more membership options for all budgets including a ’30 Below’ membership for those under the age of 30 years.
Members' Pricing Table

Terms and Conditions

  • All applications are subject to Showbiz Board approval (at Monthly Board Meeting).
  • Only 30 Below, Spotlight and Limelight paid members have voting rights at AGM and can stand for Management Board elections.
  • Those nominated for Management Board elections must have been a paid member for at least 1 year prior to nomination.
  • For 30 below members, proof of age will be required before $30 tickets can be uplifted. At least one ticket must be for the member.

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