Auditions for the drama "Because of Beth"

Posted 14 November 2014

Auditions for the first Studio season, Because of Beth, will be held at HLT on Sunday, December 7 from 10.30am-noon. This is a drama about the death of Beth and the people who are left who have to come to term with her memory. All four characters need to move forward. Who will? How will they? Originally set in USA, the play has been reset in New Zealand with the writer’s consent. No particular accent is required. For cast details, see the Auditions page. Scripts are available from the... more...

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 13 October 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 early 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.

Office Reopening

Posted 1 October 2014

The theatre office will close at 1.30pm on Friday, December 19, and reopen on Tuesday, January 27, at 9.30am. Costume hire will be available from February.

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...

Attention: advertisers

Posted 17 July 2014

Do you have a business or service that you like to promote to theatregoers from the Eastern Suburbs? We can offer lucrative sponsorships that will increase your exposure to the community. Alternatively, why not advertise in our programmes? Full, half or quarter-page colour advertisements are available from $125. Contact the office for more information.  

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