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Recent news

As many of you know we have been hit hard by Covid restrictions. They have impacted us financially, and have led to the cancellation of shows. The effect this had had on our members is huge.

With the traffic light system coming into effect this week, we have made the decision to become a vaccinated building. Unfortunately, any other decision would see us unable to operate and wouldn't be a viable option. Our apologies to those of you who are choosing not to get vaccinated, we hope to see you all again very soon.

To those who are planning to visit us after 11:59 on December 2nd please

MP Cancelled

Cancellation Notice.

Due to the current covid lockdown situation, Nelson Musical Theatre regretfully announces the cancellation of our 2021 season of Mary Poppins.

All tickets will be fully refunded via our ticketing agent.

Sometimes the wind changes and things end unexpectedly, in that case, we have to put on a brave face and spit spot onto the next thing.

We advise you all to stay home, stay safe and take a spoonful of sugar.

Until next time,

Nelson Musical Theatre xox

Rent Auditions

Director - Jane Baken
Musical Director - Chris Lukies
Production Manager - Robbie Burns

The production team who brought you the sell out season of Little Shop of Horrors are back this year with Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical, Rent.

Auditions will be held on 7/8 August, and Rent will be staged at Nelson Musical Theatre November 25th - December 11th.

Register for your audition time by emailing

We are looking for a diverse cast of adults 18+ for this inspiring and emotive rock musical.

Rehearsals start 27th September.

Xmas in July

Join us at Nelson Musical Theatre for a mid-winter Christmas celebration! 🌟

Enjoy piano singalongs, warming mulled wine, and twinkling Christmas lights. There will be prizes for the best dressed, Christmas platters, and a food bank drive to help out the local community.

Saturday 31st July / 6pm - 9pm
Free Admission for NMT Members
Bring a friend for just $5.00
(Not paid your subs? Pay on the night.)

Yule be sorry if you miss it! 

MN Quiz

UPDATE 2: Thanks to all attendees for a great night! Congratulations to our prizewinners.


UPDATE: We're stoked to announce that the grand prize for our Member's Night Musical Theatre Quiz this Saturday is tickets to NMT's Mary Poppins for your whole team! We might have a few spot prizes going too... Get your friends together and join us this Saturday 🤩


Get ready for our next NMT Member's Night! ✨

Get your teams together for a Quiz Night with a Musical Theatre twist, being written & hosted by some of our clever committee!

🎭 Saturday 26th June

🎭 Doors & Bar open from

Member's Night May 29th

UPDATE: Thanks to all who came to our first-ever Members' Night! It was a blast and Jane and Francis were fabulous. Keep an eye out for details on our next one - a quiz in June...

Original: We would love to get to know our members better, so you are hereby invited to the first of our monthly Member's Nights! This one will feature live karaoke with Francis Meria and our very own Jane Baken.

Save the date for the first NMT members night: Saturday 29th May 7-9pm.

Members - entry via your subs! $20 on the door.

Subs paid? Free entry - always! Not a member? $5 on the door. Door sales

Mary Poppins

Auditions are being held 22-24th May. Please email for more information.


Minutes are now available from our 2021 AGM.

Please remember to join the society!

Mid-life The Crisis Musical

UPDATE: Due to many reasons, we have been forced to cancel this show. We're sorry to not be able to bring this quirky, humorous production to Nelson, but we have many other exciting things in the works. Thank you to all who supported it in any way.

The weekend of February 13-14th, we are holding auditions for Midlife: The Crisis Musical.

It is a series of vignettes detailing the trials and tribulations of aging. The cast is comprised of 3 men and 3 women, who all play a variety of roles.

From the Origin Theatrical description: 

With a balanced look at the 'joys' of growing older

95 Atawhai Drive

Open 10:30am - 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:30am - 1pm Saturdays.

Please note that all tickets are sold through - we cannot issue them at the theatre.

Members' Nights

We're always open to future show ideas and people interested in all roles! From supporting backstage to stealing the show, get involved by emailing