Mark Mazengarb, Joe K Walsh & Andrew VanNorstrand - Old Lodge Theatre 7.30pm, 14th March



An Evening with Mark Vette and Snapchat Reggie - Hokitika's Regent Theatre, 7pm 16th March



Rado and Raybon - "Save the World" Tour, 21st March 2018, Old Lodge Theatre


Olive Copperbottom - -A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox - Friday 5 April 7.30pm Old Lodge Theatre


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Mark Mazengarb, Joe K Walsh

& Andrew VanNorstrand 


Old Lodge Theatre 7.30pm, 14th March


New Zealand Tour 2018

Bluegrass - Old Time - Swing


The Old Lodge Theatre has much pleasure in bringing guitarist Mark Mazengarb back to Hokitika on Wednesday March 14th, joined by his American friends; Joe K. Walsh on Mandolin and AndrewVanNorstrand on Fiddle. This will be a night of bluegrass, old time and swing music, featuring virtuosic instrumentals along with heartfelt songs and vocal harmonies.

Mark Mazengarb is a kiwi guitarist who has been based in the USA for the past 7 years, touring full time with his guitar duo partner Loren Barrigar. He has performed and toured with some of the best guitarists in the world, including several tours with the great Tommy Emmanuel. Now based in New Zealand, Mark's passion is to bring some of the finest musicians from the USA to New Zealand audiences. Most recently, Mark brought 'The Lonely Heartstring Band' out to NZ for a sold out tour, wowing audiences up and down the North Island. "It's really special for kiwis to get the chance to see such high calibre musicianship. It's not often that musicians of this quality get to come to NZ, especially to perform in such intimate venues." Mazengarb says.

Joe K. Walsh teaches mandolin at the prestigious Berklee School of Music when he is off the road, and Andrew was a child prodigy fiddle player, performing on the Prarie Home Companion Radio show at just 14 years old. This will be Andrew and Joe's first tour of New Zealand.

There is no doubting that this will be a very fine concert indeed. Bring friends, bring family, grab a ticket and settle in for a intimate evening of world class acoustic music!



Tickets ($20) at the Regent Theatre or ONLINE HERE

An Evening with Mark Vette and Snapchat Reggie


7.00pm, 16th March

Hokitika Regent Theatre



Meet Mark Vette and the stars behind the attention-grabbing
TV campaigns and discover how to have the very best life with these glorious four-legged companions that share our world and hearts.



Mark is an animal behaviourist, perhaps most famous for training the dogs that appeared in the Toyota ‘Bugger’ ads a few years back.  Mark is also well known for training his dogs to fly a plane and drive a car.

Behind all of these clever campaigns are very sound principles of dog rearing and training that Mark Vette has developed over a life-time of working with dogs which he has also now finally put into a fabulous new book for us.

Find out what makes a dog a dog, where do they come from, how do they experience the world and how do we create the special bond with them that will support a harmonious relationship for life. Tickets $15 adult, $12 seniors and students, from the Theatre.

Tickets are Adults $16, Seniors, Students and Child $12.00

Tickets from the Regent or ONLINE


Rado and Raybon

7.30pm, 21st March 2018

Old Lodge Theatre




Leading comedians Nick Rado and Raybon Kan have separate slots in the first half of the show, then come together in the second to solve problems suggested by the audience. And if the audience doesn’t come up with enough burning issues of the day, they’ll offer their own! They guarantee the world won’t end during the show.



Nick Rado

Award winning presenter, producer, writer and MC as well as comedian Nick Rado has performed stand-up comedy to critical acclaim in the UK, US, China, Australia and NZ, as well as performing in the Edinburgh, Leicester, Brighton, Bath, Hong Kong and NZ comedy festivals. He’s looking forward to jousting with Raybon on this upcoming tour.

“Crowd pleasing buffoonery at its best” –Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festival

Charm, timing, originality and above all, funny, Rado has it all.”-Headliners Club, London


Raybon Kan


Born in Masterton and moving at an early age to Wellington after his family moved to NZ, Raybon Kan showed early promise as a performer, becoming School Council President while at high school and captaining Victoria University to second place in the World Universities Debating championships, only pipped at the post by Oxford University. Completing an LLB honours degree, he also won the Dominion Journalist Scholarship and the Energy Law Research scholarship while at Victoria.


Named Best Comedian by Metro and North and South magazines on numerous occasions, Raybon has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and a host of other international comedy festivals, appeared on TV’s Pulp Comedy, Nightline and other programmes, starred in a number of films, and written several books, including ‘Five Days in Las Vegas’ and ‘America on Five Bullets a Day.’ After living overseas for a few years, he has returned to New Zealand, continuing to provide commentary on social issues in print media, and is a guest speaker for events.


Tickets at the Hokitika's Regent Theatre or online HERE


Olive Copperbottom

- A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox - 

Friday 5 April 7.30pm

Old Lodge Theatre


Following on from her hugely successful Promise and Promiscuity tour with Arts On Tour in 2014, Penny Ashton swaps Jane Austen for Charles Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life.


A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene.  It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.


Ashton’s “…tour-de-force…” (Theatreview) won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival this year and Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017.


“…very very good…very very funny” Radio NZ National 2017


“…a one-woman show wonder.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017


“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018


Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 600 solo shows all over the world.  She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and in 2017 performed 88 shows in 22 towns in 5 countries.  She is a regular and original panellist on Radio NZ National’s ‘The Panel’, is a social commentator on Breakfast TV and Newstalk, and is a busy marriage celebrant and jazz hand enthusiast. This tour is Penny’s fourth for Arts on Tour over eight years and the biggest yet. She cannot wait to travel through beautiful Aotearoa in the Trusty Arts on Tour van.

Penny Ashton