Athenaeum Hall

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Closed borders are providing an extra boost for next month’s Twilight Opera, the stage for which is a recently-designated ‘garden of national interest’ at Dalefield. Produced by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society (ACAS), with Auckland’s Opera Studio, it’ll...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A musical maestro’s 250th birthday’s being celebrated in Arrowtown tomorrow with a special performance by the celebrated Aroha String Quartet. Beethoven’s sestercentennial will be marked at Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall with a champagne toast before the quartet’s performance of...

Fest’s stellar line-up

By MATTHEW MCKEW Just days after his award-winning play thrilled a Wakatipu audience, Tom Scott’s confirmed he’ll be here in person later this year. The cartoonist-turned-playwright’s famous for his satirical side-swipes — in 1982 he was even banned from former New Zealand Prime...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A New Zealand Music Hall of Famer’s coming to Arrowtown to pump some energy into the Wakatipu next month through some deep house tracks. Peter Urlich, once of ‘70-80s pop rock band Th’ Dudes, will be looking to...

Kiwi legend going solo

By HUGH COLLINS As he prepares to tour the length of the country, legendary Kiwi actor Michael Hurst certainly isn’t naive about how fortunate he is to be a performer in post-lockdown New Zealand. “I am probably one of the few...
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