This year, Taki Rua are taking on our most ambitious project yet - touring the performing arts epic Tiki Taane Mahuta, starring the legendary Tiki Taane (Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau), to thirteen cities around Aotearoa.
Live music, theatre, aerial performance, contemporary dance, kapa haka, mau rākau and hip hop unite in Tiki Taane Mahuta, one of New Zealand’s largest nationally-devised productions ever. Nine of our nation's leading performing artists will perform on our nation's greatest stages, while Tiki Taane plays his soundtrack live with support from Shapeshifter's Sam Trevethick.
Tiki Taane Mahuta depicts two generations of New Zealand families and the tragedy, hope and redemption which connect them. Expanding beyond the 1996 and 2013 settings, the production explores the ancestral realm which oversees the characters’ whakapapa - genealogy. Tiki Taane Mahuta shows the importance of community rejuvenation and the strength found through connecting with whakapapa.
Created by renowned artistic director and Taki Rua Kahukura Tānemahuta Gray, a six-show season of Tiki Taane Mahuta debuted in 2015 at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch.
Secondary schools and tertiary institutions are able to book exclusive Student Matinee performances.
Palmerston North - Regent on Broadway, May 19
Napier - Napier Municipal Theatre, May 22
Tauranga - Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, May 24
Hamilton - Clarence Street Theatre, May 26
Auckland - Aotea Centre, May 29
New Plymouth - TSB Showplace, May 31
Wellington - Opera House, June 2
Blenheim - ASB Theatre Marlborough, June 6
Ashburton - Ashburton Trust Event Centre, June 9
Christchurch - Isaac Theatre Royal, June 12
Oamaru - Oamaru Opera House, June 14
Dunedin - Regent Theatre, June 16
Invercargill - Civic Theatre, June 20
A Reserve Tickets
Adult - $75
Concession, Child - $60
Groups of 10+ - $60
Early Bird - $60
$15 off all A Reserve Adult tickets when purchased before April 30.
B Reserve Tickets
Adult - $60
Concession, Child - $50
Groups of 10+ - $50
Additional booking fees may apply.
All shows at 7pm. The show runs for approximately 120 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
Book by clicking the name of your venue.