Friday 19th July 2024 7pm 

at 16th Ave Theatre 

Take a plane, boat, train or bus down to 16th Ave Theatre on Juyl 19th at 7:30p to see hilarious comedians from around the world!

We have acts from the England, Scotland, India, Brazil, South Africa and the good ole U S of A. If you're an immigrant* in the BOP and you like to laugh, this is a night you're not gonna wanna miss!

Warning: Content will be R18       kiwis welcome but don't expect us to be happy about it 

For one night only 

Don't miss out 

Discover the Bay of Plenty’s freshest music talent at Satellite Sessions. This intimate concert series gathers four artists in one amazing lineup, located for the first time at 16th Ave Theatre in Tauranga. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the artists, you can trust that they're all going to be fantastic.


With his folk band Joseph & Maia, Joseph’s spellbinding performances have seen him tour Europe multiple times and achieve over 50 million Spotify streams. Catch him in a rare NZ live appearance before he sets off for a solo European tour!


A prodigious songwriter, music educator and musical director, we’re delighted to have Matt Bodman return to the stage, with a 5-piece band in tow. Ranging from jaunty jazz-influenced rock to soulful ballads, Bodman’s clever songs are a delight. 


Enchanting audiences around the Bay, Wheriko is renowned for creative looping performances and textured vocals. Their 2022 hit song ‘Enby’ made waves in playlists around the world.


Formerly of the band Ophelia, Alex Louise now spearheads Ravines. Mixing indie textures with her roots as a folk artist, Alex performs with conviction and aplomb. 

Tickets available at iTicket 


Thursday 8th August 2024 

We are proud to announce that we are hosting another Arts on Tour Production at the theatre.    Be sure to get tickets as soon as they come on sale on 1 June 2024 as they are sure to sell out fast. 


From Stromboli to D’Urville Island

Martine Baanvinger

‘Red Heavens’ portrays the true story of Angelina Moleta, an Italian pioneering immigrant on D'Urville Island, whose fate is intertwined with the forces of nature and her deep connection with a high-born Māori woman.
Grown up on the active volcanic island of Stromboli, Angelina is betrothed to her cousin at an early age who, in 1906, brings her as a 16-year-old to the even more remote D'Urville Island, in the Marlborough Sounds.  Through hardship and an unlikely friendship, she grows into womanhood and motherhood.

This bitter and beautiful tale is inspired by the bestselling book ‘Angelina’ by New Zealand author Gerard Hindmarsh, who wrote this book about his grandmother.


 Martine Baanvinger

Martine attended the Theatre Academy in Amsterdam in the Netherlands in the 1990s, where she co-founded the BARR-theatre collective in Rotterdam. BARR produced experimental performances and would always approach the creation of a performance with the goal to create something unique, honest and raw which resulted in exciting, unusual performances for their loyal audiences. 


After Martine settled into beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand, she established the theatre company DramaLAB and has been producing, writing, directing and/or acting in numerous performances including the powerful solo shows 'Solitude'(2019) and 'Aperture' (2021) with Arts on Tour NZ.