What’s on in the Bay of Plenty: April


From The Royal New Zealand Ballet to NZ Tattoo and Art Extravaganza – 8 events you can’t miss in April.

Tutus on Tour

Presented by The Royal New Zealand Ballet

4 April


Baycourt Addison Theatre


Tutus on Tour is a fantastic opportunity to see the critically acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.

Visit baycourt.co.nz for ticket prices

Your Home, Your Style

12 April

Matua Bowls Club


An entertaining evening of home styling inspiration featuring John Darke of John Darke Interiors.  Elizabeth Cerdeira of Vetro will also talk about her life in Brazil, her return to NZ and Vetro Mediterranean Foods.

This event sold out last year so don’t delay – book your tickets now! All proceeds will go to the Cambodia Charitable Trust.

Tickets: $30

Website: eventspronto.co.nz/cctnz or phone Devon on 022 155 3994

Foster & Allen

13-14 April

Baycourt Addison Theatre


Join legendary Irish folk music duo Foster & Allen on their 2018 New Zealand tour. Mick Foster and Tony Allen formed their act in 1975 after many years of playing together. Their big break came with the single A Bunch of Thyme which stayed in the Irish Charts for 53 weeks and became a number one single in the British Top 20. Foster & Allen’s mega-hits also include Old Flames and Maggie.

Visit baycourt.co.nz for ticket prices

NZ Tattoo and Art Extravaganza

14-15 April

ASB Baypark

The NZ Tattoo and Art Extravaganza will have more artists, multiple stages, and more entertainment than ever before. This year hosts some of the best in the business and will also see the first Wearable Arts event with performances from top NZ choreographers and dancers.

Tickets: General Admission $25; Weekend Pass $40; Children free

Website: tattooextravaganza.nz

Image: Scott W White

Catch Me If You Can

14-28 April

Westside Theatre, 17th Avenue

Tauranga Musical Theatre presents Catch Me If You Can, a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Based on the hit film and incredible true story, we follow Frank Abignale, Jr. as he runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged cheques, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams.

When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

Tickets: Early Bird tickets start from $25.

Website: taurangamusicaltheatre.co.nz

Whose Water Are You

14 April-15 May

Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga-based Swedish environmental artist Jeanette Shäring presents Whose Water Are You. It’s a project that investigates the role of water in our lives. Jeanette will be running collection workshops for people of the Bay to provide water samples from their immediate environment – the beach, a puddle, your tap or a stream.

Website: artgallery.org.nz

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Weekend Retreat

27-29 April

Waihi Beach

Mindfulness and self-compassion are balms for many modern day ailments and powerfully linked to better health and wellbeing.

Tickets: $395

Website: annafriis.com/teacher or email Anna Friis at anna@annafriis.com

Speedway – Closing Night Fireworks Extravaganza

28 April

ASB Stadium at Baypark


Watch the 2017/18 season come to an end with a huge fireworks extravaganza. An action-packed family-friendly event. Come early, walk through the pits, meet the drivers and see the race cars.

Enjoy a buffet meal in the Speedway lounge. Sit just metres from all the action from as little as $20 per adult. Family passes available.

Tickets are available online until 3pm on race day – after 3pm you will need to purchase at the gate.

Website: bayparkspeedway.co.nz