Fashion icon debuts on stage at HLT

Posted 15 May 2015

Sitting Pretty is packing in the audiences and got a five-star review. Read the NZ Herald interview with World fashion house co-founder and Sitting Pretty star Denise L'Éstrange-Corbet, who is making her community theatre debut in this comedy-drama. Read the preview with other cast members by the Howick and Pakuranga Times.  

Life member Johnny Bond farewelled

Posted 15 May 2015

HLT was saddened by the recent death of life member and long-time professional entertainer and musician Johnny Bond (90), who joined the theatre in 1958. Read his obituary in the H and P Times.

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 28 February 2015

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

Rooms for hire

Posted 30 January 2015

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...

Costume Hire

Posted 4 January 2015

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.

Script sets for sale

Posted 1 January 2015

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...

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. 

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.

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...

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