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📣 Tickets are now available for our latest show, Urinetown! 🎟️
Make sure you don't miss out! Book here!

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

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Kia ora all,

We would like to warmly invite you to our Annual General Meeting, taking place at the Red Door Theatre, 95 Atawhai Drive on the 26th of March 2024 at 7pm.

The AGM is a time to reflect on our past year and have your say on the future of the society. Please note you must have been a member since last year to be able to vote.

We will also be hosting an afternoon tea on the 24th of March at 2:30pm, in honour of Barbara Lane's service to Nelson Musical Theatre over the past 64 years. Please RSVP to

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Running from 10th of April - 20th of April 2024.

At the end of an avenue, behind an overgrown garden, stands a run-down historic house, home to three generations of women, Honoria, Sophie and Poppy.

This uplifting and funny New Zealand musical examines the impact that the arrival of a handsome young boarder has on life in the house, changing relationships and leading to the potential revelation of a long-kept secret.

It is a delightful and heart-warming meditation on the changes that occur in families as children grow up, adults age and situations and relationships alter. This show

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Come along to our Red Carpet Quiz Night on the 24th of February!

Be ready for a marvellous night filled with trivia, prizes and auctions. Bring your competitive spirit and support Nelson Musical Theatre for a full year of shows and more in 2024.

$120 per table of 6 ($20pp)

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Wardrobe opening hours

We have adjusted our hours of opening for Wardrobe/Costume Hire. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!


Auditions for our first show of 2023 are coming up. Will we be a slice of your life?


Our next show is well underway! See you on the 30th November. Tickets available now!


Delayed due to flooding, A Night on Broadway will now be staged September 19-22! Get your tickets here!


With Founders Park closed, Nelson Musical Theatre have made the heartbreaking decision to *cancel the first week of 'A Night on Broadway'. Due to slips and flooding we are currently unable to access the theatre, and we have to consider the safety of our cast and patrons.

We hope that the show can go ahead *next week - our cast, band, and crew are so ready to share this show with you all ✨

For those who were coming this *week, please contact iTicket for transfers or refunds.

Stay safe, and keep Singing in the Rain ☔


95 Atawhai Drive

Wardrobe Hire Opening Hours:
Tuesdays 10:30am - 2pm, 4pm-6pm
Thursdays 10:30am - 2pm
Saturdays 9am - 12pm
Sundays 1pm - 3pm

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


10-20 July 2024, 7:30pm at the Red Door Theatre

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