Costume Hire

Posted 9 January 2017

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

Interested in theatre?

Posted 1 January 2017

Looking for something different to do? Just arrived in the Auckland area and want to meet some new people? How about becoming part of a talented and creative backstage team helping to put a production together? We are always looking for volunteers. Contact the theatre, 534-1401, or

Playwright Michele Amas dies

Posted 28 December 2016

HLT notes with sadness the death this week of prominent Wellington actress, writer and poet Michele Amas, who wrote The Pink Hammer, HLT’s first production for 2017. Quoted on, her husband, playwright Ken Duncum, described her as an extraordinary person who could do anything she put her mind to. “She was a great actor, a great writer, both as a poet and playwright. She seemed to have all kinds of abilities and imagination.” He noted she had garnered acclaim in both theatre... more...

Best Production for 2016

Posted 4 December 2016

Congratulations to director Nathan Hey and the cast and crew of The Perfect Murder on winning the Best Production Award for 2016. The independent adjudicator, Clare Kelso, said it was an extremely tough decision as the quality was very high, but ultimately the winning play had "a true ensemble cast, a brilliant set that worked in every area, smooth direction, a palpable atmosphere filling the theatre and offering the audience comedy and drama in equal quality".   

Auditions News

Posted 27 September 2016

Want to get HLT's auditions information delivered straight to your email inbox? It's simple. Just sign up via our online mailing list form. You will receive only the information you sign up for.

"The Ladykillers" comes to Howick

Posted 1 September 2016

The smash hit West End classic 1950s comedy The Ladykillers is SELLING FAST. Read the Times reviewer, who gave it four and a half stars. The story is about an old lady pitted against a gang of criminals. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms from Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in a brilliantly conceived bank heist. Mrs Wilberforce must outwit five desperate men. The Ladykillers, written by Graham Linehan and adapted from the... more...

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 1 August 2016

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 birthdays, thank-yous or any occasion, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be purchased online or from the theatre. Call 534-1406 or email

HLT Studio's New Work

Posted 30 July 2016

THE OPERATIVE, a play written by HLT member Nathan Hey, will be the final Studio work for 2016. Directed by Andrew Gordon, the play explores the aftermath of a botched mission and involves an intense interrogation of a NSA operative and a CIA spy. The cross-examination becomes a mental stand-off. Two adversaries wrestle in battle of wits to reveal the truth. Exploring the resilience of human nature and just how far some people will go this thriller twists and turns making Operative a play that... more...

"Ladies in Lavender"

Posted 2 July 2016

The 1930s' drama Ladies in Lavender earned five stars from the H&P Times reviewer. Book now for HLT's latest production, which runs until July 30. The story revolves around two sisters, Ursula and Janet Widdington, whose lives are turned upside down after they find a young man washed ashore on the beach. They nurse him back to health and learn that he is a talented Polish violinist wanting to seek a career in the USA. Despite her sister’s concerns, Ursula falls in love with Andrea. It leads... more...

Rooms for hire

Posted 1 July 2016

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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