We  provide access to the performing arts for audiences in all three islands (including Stewart Island) by offering an annual selection (Menu 2021) of top-quality performers, promotional material, guidance and tour management to local presenters. We are currently taking bookings for Menu 2021 now – please use the booking form 2021 Booking Form

Touring in July

KITCHEN CHAOS

Welcome to another fabulously funny fiasco from the team that brought you The Messy Magic Adventure. When magic is accidentally let loose in the kitchen, everything is turned topsy-turvy. Now, the audience must help sensible Spray and naughty Wipe bake a very special cake before it’s too late, as their kitchen gets messier and messier!

“Riveting, delightful, exciting and highly amusing” – Theatreview

https://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=11029

“Gleeful physical comedy… The entire audience appears to be having a ball” – Stuff

Circus, slapstick and magic combine in this wild and wonderful adventure. Suitable for our friends from last year and for those new to the messy magic world, with Q and A or workshop available after each performance.

Rollicking Entertainment is a company formed of powerhouse theatre makers, carnies, and messy magicians who produce and tour original work. The company has performed at over 50 festivals across nine countries, and won numerous awards including the World Buskers Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Choice award. With a special interest in creating joyful silliness for children, co-founders Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman love any opportunity to bring Rollicking Entertainment’s brand of fast paced physical storytelling to kiwi audiences. Previous engagements have included Auckland Live Pick & Mix, New Zealand Opera, The Hobbit world premiere, the Rugby World Cup, the 2015 Cricket World Cup and festivals across North America, UAE and the UK.

Tour details HERE


Touring in August

THE DAYLIGHT ATHEIST

Performed with bravura and gusto by Michael Hurst, one of New Zealand’s foremost actors.

With comedy, pathos and charm The Daylight Atheist probes at the broken heart of a family,
and draws the audience into the truth of a profoundly tragic figure who rejects any need for tenderness or normal human intimacy.

“The writing sparkles with wit…”
“… Michael Hurst nails the part with a bravado display”
~ NZ Herald

Tour details HERE

 


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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 2021) of top-quality performers, promotional material, guidance and tour management to local presenters.

A PDF version of our 2020 “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