2018 Fortune Theatre Season

Here it is – the 2018 Fortune Season!

This is a season of storytelling and of collaboration. Stories from near and far, and from all walks of life. Stories to make you laugh, some to make you think, and even a few that will make you shed a tear. Here at Fortune we believe that everybody has a story, and we should have a story for everybody. In 2018, we are telling them all; from mad-cap British farce to new works that reflect our New Zealand – and all sorts in between!

We’re thrilled to be presenting three new works by Dunedin writers in our Family Season, a festival of women’s work, and the return of the Fortune Company in the purpose-built pop up Fortune Playhouse – all as we celebrate 40 years in our Stuart Street location by exploring new ways to experience our heritage building.

So go on, click through the pages below and find some stories for you.


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







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Seven Deadly Stunts – Rollicking Entertainment Ltd

From the creators of 2017 hit Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics… Step right up as Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history. A nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini. Escapology, chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with […]


Dust Pilgrim – Red Leap Theatre

Dust Pilgrim is an intimate coming of age tale of a young woman’s fight for freedom in a world where dreams and premonitions are as real as the wind. Panuelo is trapped in a life built on dust and shifting sands, held in the tight fist of her tyrannical mother. After stumbling across the restless bones of […]


2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren

Fortune Theatre marks Earth Day on Sunday 22 April at 4pm by presenting a rehearsed reading of Chris Rapley’s compelling and timely look at climate change written with leading British playwright Duncan MacMillan. This community event will involve local youth and some exciting guests on stage with Fortune Theatre Director and award-winning actor Jonathon Hendry. Experience this powerful […]



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.


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.