Save the date 2021 Festival 21-31 October

The days are getting shorter and darker, the colours in the leaves are turning.

Autumn is here and with it comes wonderful arts experiences not to be missed!

You don't have to wait until the Tauranga Arts Festival from 19-29 October to experience world- class performance and theatre, right here on our doorstep.


Tauranga Arts Festival and Baycourt are delighted to present, live from New York, Lady Rizo's show - Indigo Child on Wednesday 5 April.

Indigo Child unpacks Lady Rizo's love-hate affair with America, an intimate show about love and sex, backed by a trio led by Yair Evnine. A luscious voice likened to a mix of Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, her show revives the cabaret genre with old school diva imagery, irrefutable glamour and piercing wit. Be seduced by New York's finest chanteuse superstar on Wednesday 5 April in the Addison theatre.

"SENSATIONAL.... A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock 'n' roll - The New York Times

"kooky, sexy, brilliant" - The Scotsman

Tickets are on sale for her only Tauranga show on Wednesday 5 April at Baycourt. Book here or over the counter at Baycourt.


With the end of the financial year looming we want to remind our wonderful patrons who have yet to sign up for 2017 that if you do so prior to 31 March you'll be able to claim a third of your donation straight away - for more information and to sign up, go to A a big thanks to those who have - we couldn't bring our fantastic festival to Tauranga without you, our sponsors and our funders.


ACG Tauranga provides world-class education at our doorstep. ACG Tauranga is a secular, Years 1 to 11 independent co-educational school providing the Cambridge international curriculum. ACG Tauranga focuses on encouraging students to achieve their very best, helping them to take the next steps in their lives with confidence, responsibility and compassion.

Principal Shawn Hutchinson says "we are very excited and proud to be supporting and participating in the Tauranga Arts Festival in 2017. Our holistic approach to learning ensures that students develop important academic skills and knowledge and engage in artistic, cultural and sporting experiences that enable lifelong participation in a variety of activities. We acknowledge and nurture artistic and musical talents and offer a positive learning environment where the individual is valued an each student's accomplishments are recognised and celebrated".


ANZAC Eve, an intergenerational story of ANZAC Day coming to Tauranga on 10 April at 7pm at Baycourt Theatre. Four young travelers meet at Gallipoli the night before the Anzac ceremonies. The two Kiwi guys and two Australian girls soon progress from typical cross-Tasman bickering to discussing why they have made the journey. Prejudices are aired, myths bust, and parallels drawn between then and now.

Directed by Jamie McCaskill and written by Dave Armstrong, Anzac Eve is highly entertaining and takes an honest and unflinching look at the ANZAC experience. This fresh and contemporary take on a significant time in our nation's history, is a must-see for every New Zealander. Purchase tickets at or over the counter at Baycourt.