What's On in Rotorua

Rotorua hosts world-class events year round


We love hosting events! We love how they bring communities together, help the city grow, showcase our creativity, entertain the masses, and celebrate our unique treasures such as geothermal wonders, Māori heritage, and gold-level mountain biking trails.

Sporting events connect us like no digital experience can, whether you're competing, supporting a loved one who's competing, or cheering from the side lines. The same goes for performing arts, festivals, concerts, Crankworx Rotorua, and so many more.

The next time you're looking for somewhere to nip away for the weekend, check this page for what's on and join us here in Rotorua!

Phantom of the Opera

24 March - 6 April

Rotorua Musical Theatre presents this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic of the infamous story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House.

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The Tempestuous 

5 April

Award-winning comedian Penny Ashton presents her latest literary solo musical, sparking 13 characters into life in an Elizabethan tale of magic, meddling and puffed bull’s pizzles.

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Madagascar The Musical 

24 April

Step into the wild with Madagascar: The Musical. This adrenaline-packed extravaganza will bring your favourite animated characters to life on stage!

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Ultimate Prince Experience 

4 May

The genius, innovation and grandeur of the one and only Prince. This immersive experience pays tribute and reverence to one of the greatest musical pioneers of our time.

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Battle Chorus

10 May

Under the guidance of musical heavyweights Jason Te Mete and Rutene Spooner, audiences form two teams, learn some choruses and then battle it out, singing anthems from Herbs to The Exponents.

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OPUS: Matthias Balzat 

25 May

Witness young cellist Matthias Balzat, a talent celebrated for his virtuosity and passion. His journey from the Opus Orchestra, to winning the prestigious National Concerto Competition and international acclaim, is a testament to his musical brilliance.

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The Beach Boys Experience

26 May

Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys.

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Guy Montgomery

31 May

Guy Montgomery brings a brand-new stand-up show: 50,000,000 Guy Fans Can't Be Wrong. 

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Ballroom Blitz

31 May

Ballroom Blitz sees traditional ballroom dance meet cutting-edge choreography, producing a mesmerising display of skill and passion.

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