2017 Fortune Theatre Mainstage Season

Prepare for an exciting 2017 at Fortune Theatre! Between a world premiere, a celebration of one of our most beloved playwrights, a jam-packed family season AND two musicals, this is set to be a season you cannot miss!

This is a Season for our Dunedin community, we’re proud to have partnered with members of our theatre community to produce the beautiful imagery inside our 2017 Season Brochure. From staff and board members to designers and educators, we’re showcasing some of the faces that you might not see on stage but are vital to the work we do here at Fortune.


Three easy ways to purchase tickets:

Phone: 03 477 8323

Box Office: Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart Street, Dunedin
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 5pm

Online: 24/7







What Else is On

Partner Productions

We’re thrilled to be partnering with four fantastic companies to bring you five exciting different works in 2017. We are proud to be bringing these fantastic shows to Dunedin from across Aotearoa, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy their work as much as we do.


The Dunstan Creek Haunting

April 5-8 A supernatural thriller from the team who brought you Battle of the Bastards and Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics.   Suzanne and Arthur Bishop make a living by explaining the paranormal. Until the night their lecture is disrupted by strange occurrences. As the evening goes on, all is not what it seems. And the presence […]


The Wholehearted

Join us and open yourself up to The Wholehearted. A mix of characters tenderly and humorously share with us their search for a wholehearted way of life. Journeys of heartbreak, grief, and loss are charmingly and vigorously transformed by the ensemble to the courage, compassion and joy that exists within each of us.


Local Heroes

We’re hosting a number for fantastic local shows throughout the year – who knows what will pop up at the Fortune! Make sure you follow our social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date!



Improsaurus is Dunedin’s own critically acclaimed improvised comedy troupe. Beginning in 2009 as a group of Otago University students looking for a creative outlet, Improsaurus has since grown and developed, gaining a great reputation within the Dunedin community. Improsaurus’ speciality is its own original brand of long form improv, and fresh, innovative formats.


4X4 Emerging Playwrights’ Initiative

This highly regarded initiative provides a remarkable opportunity for four emerging playwrights. Working with an industry mentor during a ten week development programme, the writers will create one act plays that will be directed by up-and-coming directors and performed by experienced local actors. Applications open January 2017.


Underground Broadway

Underground Broadway kicks off 2017 with “Back To The Future.” With only eight performers for this showcase, we offer our audience a new perspective. Each performer will sing 2 separate songs from 2 separate eras. First, we go back to the Classic era of Broadway pre 1970, then we fast forward to the future of the Contemporary era continuing […]


Māori Women’s Theatre Festival

Featuring Barrier Ninja a solo verbatim play devised by Fran Kewene based on the testimonies of nine people’s personal and professional experiences of hauora. Stay tuned for more details to come in 2017.


The Pickle King

Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is now as faded as the dreams of the piano player who haunts the lobby. Jojo is a heart surgeon. However, as a recent arrival from India the only work she can find is as a night porter in the Empire. Ammachy runs the Empire with an […]


He Kura E Huna Ana

After two years’ development, the fully te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is touring Christchurch and Dunedin in March and April. A Ngāi Tahu legend retold for a new generation, He Kura traces the tragic love of Tamaahua and Waitaiki, torn apart by Poutini the taniwha. Starring Kim Garrett and directed by […]


Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics

March 29 – April 1 1888. New Zealand. Mr Alexander defies the laws of physics. Mrs Alexander reads minds. Audiences gasp at their heart-stopping finale, The Possum Trap… until the night they disappear. Step right up for a seat to Mr and Mrs Alexander’s final perfomance. Acclaimed variety artists Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman weave […]


Little Red Riding Hood

Ooh Grandma what big ears you have… A School Holiday Treat to keep the kids entertained from 22 to 29 April 2017.


Fortune Theatre is a registered charity operating thanks to the generous support of national and local funding agencies, community trusts and by our patrons, corporate supporters and private donors.


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