Chess in Concert

in association with the CSO

Postponed until a future date

2020 Season Postponed

In response to COVID-19, Showbiz Christchurch regrettably has postponement the 2020 season of Chess in Concert which will be rescheduled to future dates.

Customers with tickets purchased through Ticketek will be contacted in due course by Ticketek to offer flexible choices, including:

  • converting tickets to FlexiTickets, which can be used for any Showbiz production up until October 2021,
  • ticket exchange,
  • a refund.

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).

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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