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Welcome to Te Aroha Little Theatre


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ON-STAGE 8th - 17th August

Directed by Anthony Gray

Tickets are now on sale here

The Golding Girls by Shona M Wilson and directed by Anthony Gray. This play tells the story of four hormonal women who find themselves thrown together during four weeks of New Zealand's Covid lockdown. With very different backgrounds and personal issues to bring to the “party”, it’s a challenging situation for all four women as they try to overcome their differences and find some common ground during their time together. There’s plenty of frustration, confrontation, anger, compromise and excitement on show as the characters are forced to live with their differences. And yes, there’s plenty of funny bits to lighten the mood. But how will it all end?



Show dates are between 8th and 17th August 2024 (see below). Tickets are on sale online here and at Piako Stationery Supplies. .

PLEASE NOTE: This production marks the Society's 75th Anniversary celebrations. Our final performance on Saturday 17th August will include a glass of free bubbly on entry and an invitation to attend our after-show party along with our invited dignitaries. Society members and the public are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. This performance will be a sell-out.


  • Thursday 8th August at 7.30pm

  • Friday 9th  August at 7.30pm

  • Saturday 10th August at 2pm (matinee)

  • Sunday 11th August  at 2pm (matinee)

  • Wednesday 14th August at 7.30pm

  • Thursday 15th August at 7.30pm

  • Friday 16th August at 7.30pm

  • Saturday 17th August at 7.30pm - see note above

Tickets just $22

At the Little Theatre

The Theatre is centrally located and well-equipped.  The Society receives good support from the community.  We provide the chance for people of all ages and walks of life to become involved with any aspects of theatre production; from acting through to backstage, lighting and sound, advertising, marketing and promotion.

Great plays

The society aims to stage three plays a year - usually March, June and November.  With a great legacy behind us, we are proud of the quality of our plays.  Follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with audition calls and what's on.

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Costume hire

Our range of costumes is stunning and vast.  See our gallery page for proof!  For your next event why not get in touch? We love seeing our wardrobe enjoyed by the community.  

Fun opportunities

Putting on a production is hard work, fun, and ultimately very satisfying.  We need a range of skills  - it's not just about being on stage!  We would love to have you join us.  Come along to our regular Tuesday morning gatherings at 10 am, or contact us below.


For an annual fee you can support the Society's work, get discounts for costume and theatre hire, and receive a regular newsletter keeping you informed.

Annual membership fees are
$15 for single persons,
$25 for couples,
$35 for families. 

To renew your membership for 1st April 2023 to March 31st 2024 please pay to our bank account:
Use your name as a reference.

Theatre Hire

The theatre is available for hire.  It has hosted musical concerts, school performances, writers group, drama classes, and last year was the venue for a New Zealand short film premiere.  We offer:

  • comfortable air-conditioned auditorium

  • raked seating for approx. 80 people

  • toilet facilities

  • 42m2 stage with additional wing space

  • spacious backstage changing room with lit mirrors

  • sound and lighting equipment

  •  foyer with a bar area and tea/coffee making facilities.


Radio Te Aroha 88 FM

We own and operate Radio Te Aroha, which is run by volunteers and publicises community groups and their activities, local businesses, and local music artists. 

The station offers a fantastic opportunity to local businesses by offering radio advertisements that cost just $200 for a whole year.


If you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch.  We're always looking for locals who are keen to do voiceovers for our community organisations and our commercial advertisers. Listen in via the player below.

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