Streaming now on Facebook in May

A Missive to our Arts on Tour family….

Penny Ashton, Lori Dungey and Robbie Ellis are bereft they cannot be with all of you gentlepeoples in New Zealandshire, as they are currently locked down in Bubbleshire. However stand by for some most diverting Facebook videos (how modern), and musings from Penny and Lori, aka Miss Patchybottom and Miss Gingerbottom, to keep you all tittering in your manor houses. In the mean time please stay well and as the Prince Regent never said; “We will meet again, don’t know how, don’t know when, but we know we’ll meet again some funny day.”

More details HERE


We are grateful to our sponsors for their continued support.


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 2020) 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