Friday, May 22, 2009

Great Winter Warm up deal!

Here is a great deal to chase away the winter blues and enjoy a night of comedy. The Lady Bunch is performing at the Oamaru Opera House Saturday June 13th. Comics Irene Pink, Michelle A'Court and Justine Smith are top New Zealand entertainers and have a great show lined up. And to encourage you to venture into the winter night we have cranked up the heating and have a steaming glass of complementary mulled wine ready for you. That's three hilarious comics a glass of mulled wine and an evening of laughs for only $19.90 plus booking fees!
Make sure you book now, this event is in the O.D.T. InkBox and seats are strictly limited.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Latest Show dates

You heard it here first- all shows on sale now!!!

Ed Byrne Tour - Irish stand up comic
May 23 7:30 pm

Amazing Discoveries- Lecture series
May 26,27,29,30 7pm

Andrew Newton- International Hypnotist
June 10 7:30pm

The Lady Bunch- Stand up comedy
June 13 7:30pm

NZ Trio- Concert
Jul 9 7:30pm

The Royal Dunedin Male Choir- Choral Concert
Jul 25 7:30pm

The Pioneers- Folk Music/ Theatre
Aug 20 7:30pm

The Topp Twins- Comedy/ Music
Oct 21 8pm

Book Now!!!
phone: 03 4330770
in person: Oamaru Opera House 10am- 4pm weekdays and 1 hour prior to events

72nd Oamaru Performing Arts Festival

The Opera House has been a buzz this weekend with the 72nd Oamaru Performing Arts Society (inc) Annual Festival.

From the early hour of the morning till late at night hundreds of local and regional performers have been competing.

Everything from highland dance, tap , ballet, speech, drama orchestral and more has had an airing using both the main theatre and the O.D.T InkBox.

Here are some behind the scenes images of the event.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Royal Dunedin Male Choir

Image from 2005 Vice Regal Concert in Dunedin

Hot news! The Royal Dunedin Male Choir is Coming to Oamaru!!

July 25th 2009 7:30pm

With origins that can be traced back to 1878 the Royal Dunedin Male choir have a rich history of providing quality choral entertainment to all who are lucky enough to see them perform.

The Royal Dunedin Male Choir has entertained numerous royalty and dignitaries and performed at civic celebrations and key turning points in history.

Now Oamaru Audiences have the opportunity to see the Royal Dunedin Male Choir perform and the refurbished Oamaru Opera House.

The concert programme will be formed from the wide and varied repertoire of the choir. For more information on the Royal Dunedin Male Choir visit there website at

Not only is this a great show but it is very reasonably priced meaning that it is an ideal opportunity to get the family together and have a great night out at the Oamaru Opera House.

Book at ticketdirect

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Amazing Discoveries May 26th -30th

Unveiling the secrets of the ancient world including the famous Valley of the Kings, the tomb of Tutankhamen, the mighty Pryamids of Giza and many more.

From critically aclaimed photographer and presenter, David Currie comes the Amazing Discovery series over several nights. This insightful photographic showcase begins with an intriguing journey into Egypt, Jordon, Jerusalem and the scriptures.

Educational and exciting this fancinating event is ideal for all the family.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Give Mum John Rowles this Mother"s Day

Stuck for a Mothers Day gift????

How bout a ticket for mum to see John Rowles live in concert . New Zealand's signing legend is performing at the OoH on May 14th 2009 so get online to to get a ticket now or come in and visit the Oamaru Opera House and ask about the grab-a-seat promotion for great prices on excellent seats!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Coffee and Company coffee bar

New to the Oamaru Opera House....
The Coffee and Company coffee bar.
Open Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm
Everyone most welcome.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ooh nice lights!!

Well, if you are a local you would have seen the the Oamaru Opera House at night in all its luminous glory by now. For those not fortunate enough to have visited the ooh at night here are a few pics to show you what happens when 1907 heritage meets the latest led lighting technology head on.

Our First Blog

This is the first entry into the Oamaru Opera House blog.

Why have a blog? there are heaps of people who are always asking about the Opera House, what's coming up? how can I get involved and so on and so forth. So here at the Opera House we thought the best way (other than you surfing our great website) is to start a blog.

So who's blogging?? well lets see, blog posts will be from Richard- yep that's me- the Director or Eleanor the Opera House Administrator or one of our many Encore Staff who you see doing all the important stuff when you visit the venue. I'm thinking also Alice our fabo new barista is going to be on here a bit too.

What is going to be on our blog??? we aim to have a blog that is casual and friendly (just like all of us here at the Ooh!). Nothing too formal and we will try to keep the boring bits to a minimum. We will post promotions, special offers, reviews, pics and various other ramblings on here so you can keep up to date and learn about the goings on at the Ooh