TOURING IN OCTOBER
McGrath

Lead singer/songwriter for mythic, mongrel, country band The Eastern, Adam McGrath embarks on this solo tour with the same intensity, passion, love and humour that has earned his day band a place in the hearts and minds of all New Zealanders.

Now with a ten-year, 2000-show career, McGrath has been described by Radio New Zealand and the NZ Herald as a “National Treasure”.

Fiery, funny and full of hope, McGrath’s rock’n’roll revival tour promises tears and belly laughs in equal measure. A mighty rhythm section, will help drive McGrath’s songs, and get hearts beating against chests.

“One of the best modern roots acts from any country.”
~ No Depression
“McGrath is the truth.” ~ Barry Saunders (Warratahs)

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TOURING IN NOVEMBER
Seven Deadly Stunts

Step right up! Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history, in a nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of the legendary Harry Houdini and friends!

See thrilling performances of escapology, chainsaw-juggling, glass-walking and other famous feats, and hear the fascinating secrets behind them …

Exciting, terrifying and genuinely funny, Seven Deadly Stunts is a spectacular show from the the dastardly duo of Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman – creators of the 2017 hit Mr and Mrs Alexander:

Sideshows and Psychics. Come laugh, gasp and cheer – the carnival is in town

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Also TOURING IN NOVEMBER
Messy Magic Adventures

There’s magic on the loose!

Spray and Wipe are two cleaners who have been hired for their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician’s  house! But when they accidentally let the magic out of its box, everything is turned topsy-turvy…

The audience must help Spray and Wipe think of a plan to get the magic back in the box before the magician comes home, as her house gets messier and messier!

The best of circus, slapstick and magic combine in this very special adventure for primary school aged children
and their families.

Waterproof ponchos provided
for the front row

“Plays out in a terrifically unexpected way… Highly recommended for big kids and little kids alike.” -THEATREVIEW

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Arts On Tour NZ is a community-focused agency with a high level of professional expertise and a wealth of experience. We are the pre-eminent touring agency to rural and outlying centres in New Zealand. We  provide access to the performing arts for audiences in all three islands (including Stewart Island) by offering an annual selection (Menu 2019) of top-quality performers, promotional material, guidance and tour management to local presenters.

A PDF version of our “Menu” is available for download, however, selections are best made through our online Booking Form. We are also happy to receive applications from prospective performers through our Artist’s Application Form.


  • AOTNZ is doing a wonderful job of delivering affordable quality NZ theatre into small towns. CMB’s audience is rapt! ~ Creative Mercury Bay Whitianga
  • It so good to get performances of this calibre in our small towns. Thanks so much to you and Arts on Tour for making it happen…Overall I am really pleased about the base of support we are building and we are getting a lot of expressions of appreciation for bringing the shows to town… ~ Hokitika
  • I would just like to congratulate you on the fantastic job that you do for Arts on Tour. It is such a great service for small towns like Twizel. ~ Twizel Community Arts Council
  • Thanks Steve and your team for such a great variety of events. Keep up the good work.  We love this programme of events. ~ Creative Queenstown