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Browse upcoming creative events and workshops in the Bay of Plenty.

As a result of a number of events postponing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we recommend you check the event / workshop organisers website or contact the organisers direct to find out if they are still going ahead. If you are involved in an event that is currently being promoted on the CBOP website please email us at connect@creativebop.org.nz and keep us up-to-date on any cancelations or date changes.

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JK Russ: Hard Sell Future

15 August 2020 - 7 February 2021
Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga is pleased to announce a major new site-specific commission and exhibition

Tony Fomison: Lost in t...

Aug 29 - Nov 22
Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark is a collaboration between Wellington High School students and Te

Tauranga Moana Collections

Aug 29 - Nov 22
Tauranga Moana Collections is an opportunity to view a selection of the treasures from the art collections

Champions in Their Field

5 September 2020 - 5 January 2021
Running from September to January, this exciting exhibition will feature exhibits from some of our local

The Blues Brothers: Fir...

Sep 18 - Oct 3
A world premiere, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to be hosting the The Blues Brothers™

Matthew Couper: Isolati...

19 September 2020 - 7 March 2021
Matthew Couper’s practice over the past decade has appropriated aspects of western art

TAG Art Hunt

Sep 26 - Oct 11
Search for art clues and collect a small prize at the

Small Prints – Pr...

Sep 30 - Nov 21
Print exhibition opening on 30 October at The Incubator Creative Hub, in collaboration with the Print Council

Tauranga Society of Art...

Oct 1 - Oct 4
2020 October Original Art Expo and Supreme

Diverse Marks – a...

Oct 2 - Oct 26
Diverse Marks reinforces how stitch can be accepted as an art medium, happily sitting alongside a variety of

Mike Maynard: The Undis...

Oct 2 - Oct 26
Mike Maynard is again displaying his artwork produced since suffering a stroke in

Coast presents Automati...

Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Be propelled back to the age of

ImpacTauranga Rangatahi...

Oct 3 - Oct 26
ImpacTauranga is a non-profit organisation working to support vulnerable youth and their families in the

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Oct 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This is an inspiring and productive one-day workshop for all levels of

Project Youth Hip Hop D...

Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Junior and Mega Crew, then Varsity & Adult shows as the crews battle it out for over $5,000 in prize

Freaky Meat – At ...

Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beat-poet Shane Hollands is joined by accomplished musicians John McNab (guitar), Rod Redgrave (percussion),

Friends! The Musical Pa...

Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that

A Cool Way to Paint wit...

Oct 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come along with friends for an enjoyable time learning a new art medium for

SOLD OUT: Paint Your In...

Oct 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This is an opportunity to take time out from your obligations and commitments to connect with your inner

Honest Liars Improv Com...

Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 6 December 2020

Anything can happen and often does – even the players haven’t got a

Group Drama Classes

Oct 7
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 16 December 2020

Group drama classes for students aged 8

Mauao Kids Choir

Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 16 December 2020

The Mauao Kids Choir is more than just singing, it is an opportunity to practice and perform as part of group

Kingsley Spargo with sp...

Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sound artist Kingsley Spargo performs material from the acclaimed album Chasing Spirits, and previews new

First Date

Oct 10 - Oct 16
With a contemporary rock score, First Date gleefully pokes fun at the mishaps and mistakes of blind dates and

Composition & Ligh...

Oct 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Light up the Night: Rai...

Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raising awareness for

Handel’s ‘I...

Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join some of New Zealand's finest musicians for this exquisite musical

White Chapel Jak (RESCH...

Oct 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Love grown music comes to life Summer 2020 with White Chapel

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Oct 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 3 November 2020

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the

Te Putanga Toi Arts Acc...

Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate the contribution of individuals, groups and organisations in

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 5 November 2020

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches applied to the

Your Digital Strategy

Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Digital Marketing For Creatives Workshop One: Your Digital Strategy Overview of the powers of social media

Tauranga Opera Forum Sc...

Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is

The Test Tube – E...

Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Test Tube Project is an incubative and innovative series of bi-monthly events that will support the local

Anna Coddington

Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This run of intimate, solo shows will see Coddington testing new material across the country, and

Escape! festival

Oct 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 18 October 2020 at 9:30 am

Speaker programme includes Charles Upham biographer Tom Scott, a comedic history of NZ with Te Radar,

Tauranga Zinefest 2020

Oct 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Tauranga Zinefest is back in action for

ELEMENTAL

Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballet.Culture will celebrate and explore the wonders of Earth, Fire, Air and

Marmalade Skies

Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised that we’re actually pretty

Alcohol Ink – Clock, Ca...

Oct 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This full day course will teach you the basics of alcohol

Lawrence Arabia Single ...

Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lawrence Arabia will enchant in these intimate settings with nothing other than himself, his collection of

Te Moana Glow Show

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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One event on 19 October 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on 20 October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 20 October 2020 at 11:30 am

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet

Absolute Beginner’...

Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 10 November 2020

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for

Absolute Beginner’...

Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 10 November 2020

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for

The Shows Must Go On

Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 21 October 2020 at 7:30 pm

Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best

Timeless – NZSO

Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra sees out Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing

Bay Salsa Festival 2020

Oct 23 - Oct 25
This Labour weekend some of New Zealand’s top Latin dance teachers and performers will be in Tauranga for a

SOLD OUT: Reb Fountain

Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Award winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration

You Should Be Dancing

Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
"You Should Be Dancing" is a great big DISCO DANCING

Bic Runga

Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bic Runga performs on Sunday, 25 October at Baycourt Theatre with support from Tauranga's own

The Howard Morrison Qua...

Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two will faithfully recreate a trip down memory lane for the followers of

Mechanics of Instagram,...

Oct 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Digital Marketing For Creatives Workshop Two: Mechanics of Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn Instagram 101

Caitriona Fallon –...

Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Caitríona Fallon is an accomplished performer with a “spine tingling

Exciting Techniques wit...

Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Oktoberfest Tauranga 2020

Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Think traditional Oktoberfest - costumes - lederhosen and dirndl, schweinshaxe pork roast, bratwurst

The Mount’s Annua...

Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm - Nov 1 @ 1:00 am
Join us on Halloween, October 31st at Totara St, Mount Maunganui for a night of weird costumes, weird dancing

Cool Way to Paint with ...

Nov 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come along with friends for an enjoyable time learning a new art medium for

Chopper: The Silencer

Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The

Stretch

Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
With songs from the soul and a sound that transports listeners, this is life-affirming music, undeniable in

Portrait Painting (Nove...

Nov 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This is an inspiring and productive one-day workshop for all levels of

Alcohol Ink – Zeb...

Nov 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Alcohol ink has a mind of its own but is a fun medium to use and the students take home their finished

Kokomo Unplugged

Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kokomo is a blues and roots band resident in New Zealand's Bay of

Social Media Advertising

Nov 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Digital Marketing For Creatives Workshop Three: Social Media Advertising How Facebook and Instagram ads work

Popstars: The 90s Musical

Nov 13 - Nov 28
Packed with pop smash hits from the hyper-coloured

Learning to Use Alcohol...

Nov 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This full day course will teach you the basics of alcohol

Anthony Coulter

Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An action packed show featuring songs from Shaking Her Wings with the radio friendly Go Go Girl to get you

Bruce Springsteen Tribu...

Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless

Great photos with Kim W...

Nov 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Garden and Art Festival

Nov 19 - Nov 22
We celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented

Tauranga Woodcrafters Show

Nov 20 - Nov 22
Tauranga Woodcrafters are holding their annual show for 2020 at the Mount Sports Centre on November 20th,

Albi & The Wolves

Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative

Chair Upholstery

Nov 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 30 August 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 21 November 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 22 November 2020 at 9:30 am

Bring a simple dining chair or simple arm chair and turn it into a master

The ABBA Show

Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out

Daniel Champagne

Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 3 December 2020 at 6:30 pm

The young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this

Mad Caddies

Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Loved for their essential distillation of ska, reggae and pop punk, Mad Caddies have attracted a loyal and

The ‘B’ Bom...

Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 12 December 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 12 December 2020 at 7:00 pm

A high energy, exciting dance show featuring themes starting with

Cool Way to Paint with ...

Dec 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come along with friends for an enjoyable time learning a new art medium for

Paul Ubana Jones

24 January 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One of the most exciting electro/acoustic artist on the music scene since his arrival in

Rug of Numbers

5 February 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
After releasing 'Betsy' in May, and 'Rug of Numbers' in August, Laura-mae is going on another Summer

Yesterday Once More

8 April 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE stars four dynamic performers direct from Las
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