That’s a Wrap

After the 17 show sold out season of ‘Berlin Burlesque’ LAF is getting set for a new year of education. Classes are starting from mid February for Performance arts in our newly decorated building. LAF now looks fantastic with the Bill Hammond homage on our Oxford Street wall ‘Traffic Cop Bay’ thanks to Jane McBride,…

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Quiz Night Fundraiser

Saturday December 9th, 7:30pm

We’ve got another one for you. Hosted by Joe Bennett and starring Lyttelton Circus Theatre Company members Pascal Ackermann and Skye Broberg. Even the multi-talented Darryl Cribb will be providing a tune or two! This is going to be a fantastic cabaret combined with a mentally stimulating quiz.

Book at table, bring your friends, it’s a social night full of fun and great to test your trivia prowess, or just have a drink with mates and support a good cause.

The proceeds of this cabaret will assist in the cost of putting on a full-scale production of Berlin Burlesque at LAF over the summer period. With a set so large, the seating becomes almost intimate!


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2023 School Productions

Nov 22 – Dec 14

Lyttelton Primary School combined with LAF’s expertise produces some of the finest theatre productions of any junior school around. Headed by Director Mike Friend and musical specialist Carmel Courtney  and with occasional writing from Joe Bennett, students are treated to world class tuition and vision.

This November/December you can expect some stunning productions:

Dreams – Senior Students
The Border – Years 9 & 10
Snow White and the 27 Wharfies – Years 5 & 6
The Pied Piper of Hanmer – Years 7 & 8

Take a look at our What’s On Section to see dates, pricing and details.

You’ll be surprised at the calibre of some of our tamariki as they perform ensemble and solo works within the greater production. Come and take a look!

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Berlin Burlesque – your 2024 summer treat!

17th Jan – 10th Feb
7:30pm shows Wed to Saturday for 4 weeks


Berlin Burlesque is an epic live music circus theatre production.

For those of you that know the history of the Loons Circus Theatre Company, you’ll know they were front and centre in theatre arts production in Lyttelton from 2006 – 2012 with shows such as The Butler, Berlin Burlesque and The Happy Home Road appearing nationally in all the major Arts Festivals and touring internationally to great accolades.

This ground breaking crew are back, now known as the Lyttelton Circus Theatre Company since the loss of their original home theatre, and making waves at their base of LAF.

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We’ve got so Much to Talk About

A Monumental Mashup of Motherhood
We’ve Got So Much To Talk About‘ is a contemporary theatre gig that takes an unbridled ride through the chaotic world of motherhood with rock ‘n roll songs, stories and a Vegas showgirl thrown in for good measure. Set in a dream world of backstage tour cases, tangled cables, and hanging microphones. Sally Stockwell navigates the live wire mess of parenting with mesmerising vocals, a looping pedal, and her body. This solo show touches the jagged edges of early motherhood with honesty, humour and the beating heart of love and validation.

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Lyttelton Arts Festival 2023 – That’s a wrap!

From the 30th June to the 9th July 2023 this was one colourful festival that lit up Lyttelton. That’s ten days, over 100 artists and 14 venues!

As always the calibre of the acts was high and the workshops were very well attended. It’s great having so many creative locals in port to draw upon.

You can still visit the website to see the full program via

Lyttelton Arts Festival photos and updates can be seen via Facebook and Instagram

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