Tickets available online

Acting classes for all ages.

Please contact Lucinda Peterken on 372-2770 or 0211-900-291.

If you are interested in taking part in the theatre then send us an email.

We are planning a range of activities from putting on full plays, to play-readings. You may want to act, or direct, or write a play, or you may want to help behind the scenes with scenery, lighting or costumes. No experience necessary.

Just send us an email and we will keep you informed

Winners and Losers

Thu 11th: 7:30pm
Fri 12th: 7:30pm
Sat 13th: 7:30pm
Sun 14th: 2pm Matinee
Thu 18th: 7:30pm
Fri 19th: 7:30pm
Sat 20th: 7:30pm

Winners and Losers, two short complementary plays presented together as Lovers, opens at Artworks Theatre on Thursday, September 11th.

The beautiful dialogue sparkles like the Ballymore Lake in sunlight. Hopes, dreams and disappointments of love are treated with Friel's signature blend of humour and pathos.

In Winners, two commentators (Richard Matthews and Helen Davies) speak without emotion about a 17-year-old girl and a boy a half-year older who are on their way to meet upon a hilltop. Mag (played by Waiheke High student Stella Andrews) is bubbling with life and is extreme in her enthusiasms. Whatever she likes, she loves; whatever she dislikes, she hates--momentarily. Joe (Waiheke High student Jakob Legge) is earnest and has a total and touching belief in the value of education. In the magic of this tender piece, we see the lovers not only in this moment but in all time, and we share in their triumph, for despite the coming accident, they are, as the title suggests, winners.

Losers is about older lovers, and one critic called it an "uproariously funny tragedy." Andy (played by Kim Whitaker) speaks directly to the audience as he relives the courting, winning and losing of Hannah (played by Janis McArdle). The clawing femininity of Hannah's manipulative mother (Eileen Evans) and her waspish friend and neighbour, Cissy (Zo Hartley) take their toll. The effects of suffocating religious belief and of duty, renders this couple the losers.

2 KORORA ROAD, ONEROA, WAIHEKE (behind library)

Doors and cafe open at 7pm: show starts at 7:30pm.

  • $22 Premium
  • $20 Standard
  • $18 Student
Bookings through Waiheke i-Site.
For more information please phone: (09) 372-1234 or purchase online

Waiheke Comedy Club presents The Waiheke Theatresports Show

Fri 26th: 7pm

Waiheke Comedy Club presents its first-ever all theatresports show featuring new games, new performers and barrels of fun. If you feel like a good laugh, then come along to Artworks Theatre on Fri 26 September at 7pm to see your favourite local comedians as well as some talented new faces.

Hosted by Keith Paterson, two teams will compete for comic supremacy as they improvise their way through a range of weird and wonderful scenarios.

2 KORORA ROAD, ONEROA, WAIHEKE (behind library)

Doors and cafe open at 6:30pm: show starts at 7pm.

  • $12 Prepaid
  • $15 at the door

For bookings, phone 372-2941

Hollowmen EP Release Party

Sat 27th: 7:30pm

The Hollowmen have recorded five tracks of blistering garage punk. Recorded, mixed, and mastered in the West Auckland studio "The Dank", the EP captures the band's live energy. And to celebrate the release of the EP, The Hollowmen will play with friends Sedan (Ian Simpson and band), Last Rockers (playing punk and metal classics) and Frankie Hill at Artworks on Saturday the 27th of September. The EP will be available at the show as a CD.

2 KORORA ROAD, ONEROA, WAIHEKE (behind library)

Doors and cafe open at 7pm: music starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets: $15
Door sales only

Acting Up: Artworks Youth Theatre School Holiday Programme

Monday 29 Sep - Friday 10 Oct
10am - 4pm weekdays

Acting Up in an exciting intro to theatre for young people on Waiheke Island. A 10-day workshop-style holiday program with guest tutors building towards a performance on 10 October. Content covers movement, devising, text work, voice, basic acting technique, mask and introduction to Shakespeare. This course is a must for anyone looking to flex their imagination muscles!!!

Acting Up kicks off on the 29th of September at Artworks Community Theatre!!! Suitable for ages 5-18 years, but numbers are limited--15 maximum--so book now! Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm.

2 KORORA ROAD, ONEROA, WAIHEKE (behind library)

Cost is $165 for the full ten days (scholarship available)

For more information, or to book email: or purchase online

By Trimaran from England

Fri 3rd: 7pm

In the 1960s, young Englishman Bernard Rhodes, dissatisfied with the prospect of a future in the rat race, designed and built himself a trimaran in his spare time. After finishing his apprenticeship, he retired and set sail for the West Indies...

Bernard will narrate this slide show, taking you on a journey that began as he set sail for the West Indies--through storms and near-capsize, record breaking transit and stranding. High adventure and idyllic cruising to beautiful islands in tropical seas, all on a shoestring...

A slide show never before seen on Waiheke!

A fundraiser for the restoration of the historic trading cutter "Kate"; a project to provide a Sail Training Ship for the young people of Waiheke.

2 KORORA ROAD, ONEROA, WAIHEKE (behind library)

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors) may be purchased online from

Doors and cafe open at 6:30: raffles available.