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

Barrier Ninja: A Unique Verbatim Play about Hauora

Barrier Ninja: A Unique Verbatim Play about Hauora is a one act verbatim play which explores the personal experiences of nine local Dunedin people about their hauora (health) and their interactions with the health system. (Devised by Fran Kewene. Directed by Julie Edwards. Actors Matawai Uitime-Nicolls, Donna Thompson and Fran Kewene.).


Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Told through Jane Eyre’s eyes, Charlotte Brontë’s celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians with its gothic subversion of fairytale romance. Distilled for the stage by writer/director Elton Townend Jones and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (who plays Jane and several other characters), it’s been described by The Huffington Post as “Perfection... Vaughan is simply sublime.”


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.


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 […]


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.



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.


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.


The Pickle King

The Pickle King A comedy about love, death and preserves.   Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death. Sasha, the blind receptionist of the crumbling Empire Hotel, knows she is cursed – everything she loves dies. But when true love finds her, […]


Te Ao o ngā tokorima

Te Ao o ngā tokorima is a public presentation demonstrating theatre skills that can be used to devise and perform theatre. This workshop will be different every time and will be presented by local rangatahi and tamariki (Facilitators are Tarn Felton, Julie Edwards, Emere Leitch-Munro & Geogria Latu).


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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