Art and Stage

CSO shows plenty of promise

The CSO's 2015 programme indicates Benjamin Northey plans to ease into the job of chief conductor.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

OPINION: Warren Feeney, chairman of Arts Voice Christchurch, reviews the state of the arts in post-quake Christchurch and calls for more planning.

A proper theatre for a proper city

Velvet curtains, chandeliers, spectacular dancing and a standing ovation - last night's Isaac Theatre Royal opening was a truly giddy affair.

Theatre itself takes centre-stage

Champagne flowed for supporters, sponsors and punters at the grand opening of the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Preparing for curtains up

DIY madness takes over foyer of Isaac Theatre Royal as workers complete last-minute touch-ups ahead of tonight's opening.

Retro shopkeepers recognised

Reg Smith Trevor Phipps was quick to spot his late brother-in-law behind the counter in an untitled series of 1977 photographs.

Wild new art in central city

Towering sculpture trail of colourful giraffes has risen up around Christchurch in a bid to raise spirits.

Arts precinct plan 'outdated'

What's your best stadium memory?

Uke orchestra tugging heartstrings

The Wellington Ukulele Orchestra could be selling out big venues, but instead they chose to play at a small community hall in a quake-hit suburb.

Salmonella Dub come home

Salmonella Dub founder has fond childhood memories of the Canterbury A&P Show, which the band will headline this week.

Awesome street musos

Album inspired by Chch

Doprah singer's awards snub

Her band is nominated for an award at the NZ Music Awards, but Indira Force won't be there.

Final push for theatre

Workers are racing to get the restored Isaac Theatre Royal ready for its big opening night on Monday.

Theatre a labour of love

Christchurch can celebrate a third milestone in its slow return to normalcy with the Isaac Theatre Royal.

One step closer to Broadway

Review: La Boheme

The Ego has landed for 7 Days show

The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.

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