Whats On

Lauren Nottingham/Mark Donlon Project













Fresh from a spell in Berlin, New Zealand Jazz singer Lauren Nottingham has teamed up with UK pianist/composer Mark Donlon to present Taupo with a compelling program of Jazz spanning genres, languages and cultures. Their collaborations in 2016 saw the release of Donlon’s album Shadowbird (Fuzzymoon Records UK), with Lauren featuring alongside award-winning Australian Saxophonist Jamie Oehlers. From German Gypsy-Jazz to re-interpretations of songs by Madonna and David Bowie, and also original tunes from Shadowbird, this dynamic international collaboration is not to be missed.

Mark Donlon – piano
Lauren Nottingham – vocals
Mark Lockett – drums
Chris Beernink – bass

Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 concession with ID – cash on the door.

Centre Stage Voices


Singing! It's good for you!

Have you ever sung in a choir? Is it something that you’ve considered but never followed through with? Belting out your favourite song can feel great! It’s a proven fact that singing can do wonders for our health and well-being.

We have a new adult singing group kicking off soon called Centre Stage Voices. Why not come along and join us singing and have some fun too! No auditions – open to anyone who appreciates the joy of singing in a group!

When: Monday (twice monthly) 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: Centre Stage Playhouse, 2 Matai Street, Taupo
Cost: Free to members, $5 to non-members

Koha box will be available for donations towards tea/coffee and printing, feel free to bring your change.

The group will be led by Kaylene Carson and accompanist Sarah Monro. Check out the Centre Stage Facebook page for up-coming dates.

Theatre Workshops

Theatre workshops and open nightsCentre Stage is here to support the community in getting involved in theatre in a fun and social way.  Come along to our workshops that are designed to increaseour skill base and encourage participation.  

Our club members run the workshops and pass on their experience and wisdom and enthusiam. Register your interest and what type of workshop you would be interested in this year by emailing the secretary.

Free to club members. Small cost to those that are wanting to see what we offer without committing as a member.

Open Nights

Last year's Open Night was a great success!  It is a variety show where the community are invited to put on an act and we provide the audience. The acts we had singing, skits, Theatre sports, and lots of other little surprises.  If you want to practise your ideas out on stage contact the secretary.