• 'It's in the Drag' - 7.30pm, 19th August, Regent


  • Doug Avery 'The Resilient Farmer' Book Launch - 25th August, Regent


  • Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’ – 28th September 2017, Old Lodge Theatre


  • Tui Birds and Friends, 7.00pm, 31st  August, Hokitika's Regent Theatre


  • An Deise - 7.30pm, 31 August, Old Lodge Theatre


  • The Mountain Film Festival - 15th September 2017, Regent


  • Sing Me Back Home - Singer/Songwriter Evening - 7.30pm, 23rd September 2017, Old Lodge Theatre 


Check out below for information about these events.    

"It's in the Drag"



7.00pm, Saturday 19th August



Be prepared to laugh, the irrepressible and hilarious girls (and I say that loosely) from K Road in Auckland's Heel's Cabaret will recreate the iconic Selwyn Toogood show from the 1960's "It's in the bag" remember this "whattle it be customers the money or the bag.


Can you outwit Miss Ribena and win travel bag worth over 1000 dollars, or one of the incredible prizes in on offer just answer 3 simple questions and you could be a winner.


This is a fundraising event for the Hokitika Lions's Club  and Enterprise Hokitika who are raising money for new Christmas Lights to be used around town this year.


Tickets $40.00 

Book Online


Tickets available at Hokitika's Regent Theatre, or Sockworld.or online

Event Hosted by: Hokitika Lions, Enterprise Hokitika and Hokitika's Regent Theatre


Doug Avery

'The Resilient Farmer'

Book Launch


Don’t miss this unforgettable evening with Doug Avery to celebrate the publication of his much-anticipated book.


In a dark place, having weathered years of drought, Doug Avery shares his powerful story of how he turned his Marlborough farm — and his life —around. He has tips for all of us in dealing with what life throws at us.


Friday 25th August 2017

 Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments (cash bar). Main event starts 7:00 pm


Tickets: $10. Available at the Regent, online at, and at Take Note


 Hokitika’s Regent Theatre, 23 Weld St, Hokitika



Tui Birds and Friends

7.00pm, 31st August

Hokitika's Regent Theatre


Hokitika native Tui and fellow university music students Isaac Shatford and Morgan Cashmore play a selection of romantic works for piano and violin.


Tui Birds and Friends is comprised of Hokitika native Tui and two fellow music students from The University of Otago, Isaac Shatford and Morgan Cashmore. They bring to you a selection of romantic works for piano as well as violin with a touch of Bach, a breadth of musical theatre numbers and one of Isaac's very own compositions.


Tickets Adults $22, Seniors/Children (12 and under) $16.50 

Tickets can be purchased at the Regent, by telephone (03 7558101) or online

Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists’

7.30pm, 28th September 2017



-  A granddaughter tells her grandfather’s story - 


Consummate performer Jan Bolwell plays her adolescent self, encouraging her grandfather Arthur to talk about the First World War. What follows is a gripping, painful and sometimes hilarious tale of a young Kiwi soldier from the Otago Mounted Rifles (one of Bill Massey’s tourists) and his survival from the tragedy of Passchendaele. It is a story that also features song and dance.


“This exceptional performer, Jan Bolwell, is blessed with an irrepressible joie-de-vivre that communicates itself instantly to the audience, so that her grandfather’s story is illuminating and memorable, but also surprisingly enjoyable.” -Terry McTavish


“A terrific script. A great performance. A tale well told. Knocked me for six.”- Raymond Hawthorne


Tickets $20.00 - Book Online



Bill Massey's Tourists

Thursday 28 September 7.30pm

Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika

Tickets $20

An Deise


Old Lodge Theatre


Thursday 7.30pm, 31 August


An Déise are three of Ireland's top traditional musicians; Paddy Tutty (fiddle, bodhran), Derek Morrissey (button accordian) and Caoimhin O Fearghaíl, TG4 Ireland musician of the year in 2012 (guitar, vocals, flute, uilleann pipes). 

Best known for their work with Caladh Nua and Danú, the trio has performed at many of the world's leading folk festivals including Tonder, Lorient, Mood Indigo (Mumbai) and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. 

"The band’s combination packs a punch that shines in a live setting.” – The Irish Times."

An Déise are coming over from Ireland to perform at the Christchurch and Taranaki International Arts Festivals and have added a limited number of extra concerts. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear some of the world's best exponents of Irish music performed live.


Presales: Adults $26.00   Student: $20.00


Doorsales: Adult $30.00  Studen: $25.00


Tickets available at  the Hokitika's Regent Theatre, 


For more information, please visit


The Mountain Film Festival 


Doors open, 6.30, Films Start 7.00pm


15th September 2017




Sing Me Back Home


Singer/Songwriter Evening 


7.30pm, 23rd September 2017, Old Lodge Theatre 



'SING ME BACK HOME' will feature the following artists who will deliver their stories in song for you at the Old Lodge Theatre on Saturday 23rd  September.


Phil and Lana Doublet, both singer/ songwriters, Phil’s 2nd album Endless Highway being in the finals for country album of the year this year. Lana has had considerable success in various country music singing competitions and is a very accomplished lyricist. Phil also teaches guitar and his ability will tell you why.


Al Hunter one of our local singer/ songwriters who is currently working on his 4th album. Rated as one of the best singer /songwriters in the country he has a library of  dozens of unrecorded songs. His songs come from the heart and he will take you on a journey.


Lanae & Bruce Hill from Ashburton have several Gold Guitar Awards in different categories between them. Lanae’s debut album contains all originals apart from one track and she also has connections with Hokitika and the West Coast. Bruce is also an accomplished guitarist and compliments them as a duo.


Des Hetherington needs no introduction to locals. An original ‘Coalranger’ Des has played with many well known artists and had a hand in writing many of the ‘Coalrangers’ most loved songs. Maybe he will do a few on the night.


Cameron Walsh an up and coming 18 year old from Woodend is putting the ‘cool’ back in to country. His recently released album ‘Black Gold’is well worth purchasing with some great covers along with excellent originals. Cam has just recently done a successful ‘Outback’ tour in Australia with several other young kiwi country artists.


An informal evening of personalised stories presented and performed by a cross section of  talented people who love to entertain.

Tickets $25.00 - you can book online, or at the Hokitika Regent Theatre