Auditions for the comedy/drama "Sitting Pretty"

Posted 31 January 2015

Sitting Pretty, by Amy Rosenthal, is a delightful play.  Funny, poignant and well written, it will be directed by Penelope Keegan.  It is set in London and centres around the lives of two sisters – Nina, who is a guide at the National Gallery and is full of a ferocious energy (Nancy describes her “always being angry. Always. Even when she was a little girl”), and her older sister Nancy who has just lost her job and is suffering from depression and a lack of purpose to her life. During... more...

Best Production for 2014

Posted 14 December 2014

Congratulations to all those involved in Noises Off, directed by Julian Harrison, which has won the Best Production Award for 2014.

Auckland Theatre Awards winner

Posted 5 December 2014

Congratulations to HLT's senior drama class tutor Ben Crowder, whose play 360: A Theatre of Recollections won two awards at the Auckland Theatre Awards in December. Produced by Theatre Stampede and Nightsong Productions, the play received the Hackman Cup for winning the people's choice award for most original production, and an excellence award for its original concept and execution. 

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 24 November 2014

Give the gift of theatre. A Howick Little Theatre subscription or a gift voucher is an ideal present for the theatre lover in your life. An original and imaginative idea for Christmas, birthdays, thank-yous or any occasion, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be purchased online or from the theatre. Call 534-1406 or email

Costume Hire

Posted 11 October 2014

Need something to wear to a fancy-dress party or period event? For information on costume hire, click here or phone 534-1401 for further assistance.

Theatre Workshops

Posted 9 October 2014

Coming up in 2015 will be workshops in the areas of lighting design, sound, and stage management. Put your name down with the office if interested. More details to follow soon.

Script sets for sale

Posted 1 October 2014

Howick Little Theatre has a number of production sets of play scripts for sale at much reduced prices. All scripts are as new. For more details or to make an offer, contact Available sets of scripts are: Kevin's Bed A comedy by Bernard Farrell/Ireland. Cast: M5, F7 Nine copies (as new). Sale price $90. A sell-out for HLT. Kevin's Bed is a play of nostalgia, expectations and broken dreams. The setting is the celebration of the golden wedding anniversary of Dan and... more...

Wicked new satire: "White Gold"

Posted 16 September 2014

The highlight of the HLT Studio’s inaugural year, the wickedly satirical comedy White Gold opens on October 8 and runs until October 11. The play, which takes a wry look at Kiwi business culture and communications mishaps, puts our biggest industry, dairying, under a forensic spotlight. This new comedy has been specially written for HLT by Auckland PR and marketing expert Peter Boyes. It will be directed by experienced theatre actor Sue Golding, in charge of her first full-length... more...

Five stars for "Two Fish 'N' A Scoop"

Posted 16 September 2014

Carl Nixon's interracial love story set in a Kiwi fish and chip shop has scored five stars from Howick & Pakuranga Times reviewer Marianne Kelly. In it she says, "Director Terry Hooper has done a sublime job on two talented actors, Julie Zhu and Andrew Gordon, who skilfully take on the personas of not two but 16 different characters." Read more about this beautifully written comedy/drama.

Rooms for hire

Posted 17 July 2014

Howick Little Theatre has spacious and comfortable rooms for hire, particularly during the day, in a convenient purpose-built theatre located off the Pakuranga Highway in Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. There is air-conditioning or opening windows, modern kitchen and toilet facilities and a whiteboard if required. We offer reasonable rates for casual or regular hires. The park also has a public swimming pool nearby. Some evening hires may also be available, depending on the date. For more... more...

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