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Ticket Refund information

By Paul Christ | 09/23/2020

REFUND OPTIONS: All Showbiz Christchurch tickets which have been purchased through Ticketek New Zealand (excluding ‘comps’ or tickets which have not been paid for) have the option of a refund. You can contact Ticketek by sending an email to online@ticketek.co.nz My Fair Lady: Tickets purchased online by credit or debit card for My Fair Lady…

Three big new shows, new seating categories and more affordable seats to feature in 2019 season

By Showbiz | 11/29/2018

The launch of the Showbiz Christchurch 2019 season brings together three exciting new productions; a new ticketing structure which significantly increases the availability of entry level Showbiz tickets; and the continuation of the successful partnership with Christchurch law firm Saunders & Co. The 2019 Saunders and Co Season begins with the New Zealand theatre company…

NASDA Student Wins Ultimate Musical Theatre Package

By Showbiz | 01/10/2017

One of the joys of working in musical theatre is being able to share the shows with others. If you follow us on Facebook, or any of our media partners, you’ll have noticed from time to time we run competitions to win show tickets. In partnership with The Breeze, Showbiz recently offered the ultimate musical theatre lover’s giveaway…

All the songs you have been waiting for in one concert

By Showbiz | 06/07/2018

Broadway Hitmen follows on from the grand success of An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics, the mid-season concert which wowed audiences last year. The Ryman Healthcare Showbiz Christchurch Orchestra, 16 soloists and a large chorus will fill the Isaac Theatre Royal stage to present a concert of back-to-back hits from two of the biggest…

Evita Review: The Press

By Showbiz | 09/16/2016

In the musical’s latest reincarnation presented by Showbiz Christchurch it is all good – in fact, it’s very good indeed. “Any musical which begins with a funeral can’t be all bad,” the producer, Hal Prince, reportedly commented after reading the first draft of Evita. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical voyage through of the…

A Short History of Drag in Theatre

By Showbiz | 04/03/2017

For as long as there’s been theatre, there’s been drag. Transvestism on stage, which began as a form of sublimation (casting men in female roles to exclude women from the arts), eventually became a way for men and women to explore nuances of understanding of gender as society has evolved. Following on from Shakespearean times…

Miss Saigon Musical Blazes in Christchurch

By Showbiz | 10/15/2019

By Violi Calvert, Australian Filipina Magazine. October 01, 2019.  The Miss Saigon musical staged by Showbiz Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch opened last Friday (September 27) to a captivated audience. Judging by the number of people up on their feet in [a] standing ovation at the end of the show, it was a huge success.  Even during…

2019 President’s Report

By Showbiz | 03/19/2020

Another great year has almost flown by and what an interesting one it has been. Three spectacular productions that brought over 25,000 patrons into the theatre at a time when Christchurch most needed some fabulous entertainment and escapism. In the final quarter of the year, both Michael Bayly and Markham Lee resigned from their roles…

Showbiz Can’t Stop the Beat

By Showbiz | 06/09/2016

Driving music, spectacularly bright and beautiful costumes, high physical and vocal energy, and the nicest smelling theatre in town – Hairspray certainly made its mark last night.

Hit Queen musical to have its NZ theatre company premiere in Christchurch

By Showbiz | 03/12/2019

It’s been 27 years since legendary Queen front-man Freddie Mercury passed away from an AIDS related illness yet his music remains as popular as ever. Anyone who grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s will remember Mercury for his flamboyance and enormous popularity, and thanks to the recent success of the multi award winning biopic…

That Bloody Woman

That Bloody Woman

By Nic Baddeley | 11/01/2022
Showbiz Christchurch Reunions

Showbiz Christchurch Reunions

By Nic Baddeley | 10/10/2022
Way Off Broadway

Way Off Broadway

By Nic Baddeley | 10/04/2022
Matilda

Matilda – The Musical

By Nic Baddeley | 06/05/2022
My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

By Nic Baddeley | 11/19/2021
Children’s Musical Theatre 3-Day Workshops

Children’s Musical Theatre 3-Day Workshops – July 2021

By Lisa Phelan | 06/01/2021

Learn what it is like to be involved in a Showbiz production as you spend three days working with members of our creative team. This intensive will focus on creating a well-rounded performance (dancing while acting while singing). Learn auditioning skills and gain confidence needed for future Showbiz auditions (maybe even our upcoming production of…

Showbiz Piano Bar with Trevor Jones

By Paul Christ | 04/04/2021

Showbiz Piano Bar with Trevor Jones – Friday, 28 May 2021 ITR Showbiz is hosting a music theatre night where the audience requests its favourite showtunes for the whole crowd to sing, or individuals bring along the sheet music to favourite musicals and jump up on the mic. Songs could range from West Side Story…

Buddy Holly - Cancelled

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

By Paul Christ | 04/04/2021

Book Tickets for 25th July

By Showbiz | 09/24/2020

Way off Broadway – Book your tickets for 25th July here    

Ticket Refund information

By Paul Christ | 09/23/2020

REFUND OPTIONS: All Showbiz Christchurch tickets which have been purchased through Ticketek New Zealand (excluding ‘comps’ or tickets which have not been paid for) have the option of a refund. You can contact Ticketek by sending an email to online@ticketek.co.nz My Fair Lady: Tickets purchased online by credit or debit card for My Fair Lady…