COMING SOON

Our upcoming hit musicals
Nunsense

The hilarious comedy is finally back due to popular demand! The perfect way to end 2016!

Mary Poppins

For the first time in Napier, the musical-sensation Mary Poppins is coming to the Municipal Theatre!

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128 Years of Magic

A History of Musical Theatre
Come and be a part of the cultural fabric of Hawke's Bay.

Napier Operatic Society is an amateur theatre society based in Napier, New Zealand. Established in 1887, Napier Operatic Society is the second oldest-existing theatrical society in New Zealand, and is nationally renowned for its critically acclaimed professional-quality productions. The society is based at The Tabard Theatre, which underwent extensive renovations completed in April 1994 – an extended rehearsal room, wardrobe hire, workshop, and restaurant-theatre complex were completed during the 5-year project. The Napier Operatic Society produces multiple productions a year, and has done a major stage-show every year since 1887. Napier Operatic Society has staged many hit musicals in recent years, including Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Chicago, Cats, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia! Napier Operatic Society is always looking for new members, so feel free to send us a message if you want to be a part of the future of Musical Theatre in Hawke's Bay.

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