Chess in Concert

in association with the CSO

19 - 21 June 2020

Season Dates:

19-21 June 2020


Evenings: 7:30pm Friday 19 – Saturday 20 June

Matinées: 4pm Sunday 21 June


Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester St, Christchurch Central City

Creative Team

Music: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus

Book and Lyrics: Tim Rice

Producer: Showbiz Christchurch

Director & Choreographer: Jeremy Hinman

Musical Director: Ravil Atlas

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

Ticket Information:

Chess in Concert

Two of the world's chess grandmasters, one American and one Russian, are in danger of becoming the political pawns of their governments as they battle for the world chess title and the attention of the same woman.

Written by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess in Concert brings all the intrigue, drama and romance of the musical together in concert with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Stunning soloists and a large chorus will perform international hit singles 'I Know Him So Well', 'One Night in Bangkok', the epic ballad 'Anthem' and more for one weekend season only at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

In association with

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra