Weddings, The Playhouse Cafe - Restaurant, Theatre, Live bands and Functions, Weddings


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2015 and receive FREE VENUE HIRE and a VERY SPECIAL GIFT TO THE VALUE OF $300 (Nibbles or Beverage voucher). Contact us now on 5402985 for further details.

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We are on SUMMER HOURS now...Tues and Wed 11am til 4pm Thurs - Sun 11am til late, Closed Mondays.

We do have FREE VENUE HIRE for your event/wedding/private function till Mid November on available dates. Contact us on 5402985 to see what we can do for you.

Menu for Musical Soriee Sunday 8th March

Orchestra set menu $24( 3 courses)

Starters: selection of filo baskets stuffed with: -herb pesto & roast capsicum and feta ceese -caramalised onions & bluecheese

Mains: Your choice of: -Asian noodle salad with honey √ soy marinated chicken -Roast beef on parsnip mash with grilled Portobello mushroom , roast beetroot and a horseradish sauce. -Vegatable fritters on Asian stye coleslaw and tahini- lemon yoghurt sauce

Dessert Selection of petite fours

Whats coming up at The Playhouse

March 5th Thurs: Bella Kalolo. Bella≠s velvety voice will explode into passionate and soulful vocals that will warm your heart and leave you longing for more. Recently she sang with the legendary Chaka Khan at 2014 Sydney. $20 pre sales, $25 on the night. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. Bookings recommended.

March 6th Fri: Tango Milonga, Amazing night of Tango as part of the Summer Tango Nelson Festival, Free to watch. Starts 7pm.

March 8th Sun: Musical Soiree, A summer evening of classical music, FREE TO ALL, Starts 7pm.

March 11th Wed: Quiz Night, best quiz night in town. Teams of up to 8. Koha for quiz. Quiz from 7pm, dinner from 6pm onwards.

March 14th Sat: Swamp Thing, Two man Blues MONSTER! Huge sound to get you grooving for the night. These guys are AMAZING you really DONT want to miss this one. $20 pre sale, $25 on the night. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. Bookings recommended.

March 18th Wed: Quiz Night, best quiz night in town. Teams of up to 8. Koha for quiz. Quiz from 7pm, dinner from 6pm onwards.

March 20th and March 21st Sat: Hugh Neil's Swan Song, After an illustrious career in all aspects of theatre the great Hugh Neil finally hangs up his hat. Expect an amazing night of interactive theatre including Fawlty Towers, Rocky Horror, Murder Mystery, and more. This is your last chance to see the master! $20, Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm.

April 3rd Friday: Boogie Train Easter Special, The best blues band in town hits the best venue in town for Easter Friday. Remember everywhere will be closed so come along for a boogie and a three course meal. $50, includes show and 3 course meal.

April 4th Saturday: Playhouse Grand Quiz Night, In association with The Mapua District Business Association, this is the biggest Quiz Night of the year, book early as it always sells out! Proceeds go to the MDBA commitment to raise money for the great taste trail. $5 per person, Teams of up to 8 people. Dinner from 530pm. Quiz from 730pm.

April 6th Monday: Playhouse Easter Egg Hunt, Free to all kids, starts at 1pm sharp. Lunch available all day till 4pm.


Wedding, Birthday, anniversary, mid winter Christmas, reunion, business seminar or charity fund raiser.

Thinking of holding an event in 2014? Why not have it at one of the most unique and best set up venues in the region.

From May 1st until November 1st The Playhouse is offering FREE VENUE HIRE for large groups wanting to hold an event at the Theatre Cafe! (Saturday nights excluded but considered depending on date and numbers at the event, conditions may apply)

With all the features this venue offers, that is hard to beat.

The restaurant can sit up to 100 inside and 120 cocktail style.

Massive garden to relax and mingle in the sun.

Amazing food for all tastes and price ranges prepared by our wonderful Swiss owner/chef Manuela Fuhrimann.

Fully licensed bar.

Built in PA system, projector, stage and lighting for you to use at no extra cost.

Nic Roland, owner/manager, can also help you plan your event, sourcing the right entertainment, transport options and menu for your function.


Your Midwinter Christmas Party at The Playhouse

Paul Madsen Presents: CCR and Queen Tribute Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25, plus menu option. Paul Madsen presents his new tribute act to Credence Clearwater Rival followed by his classic take on Queen. With over 20 years of performing all around the world from Las Vegas to Lyttelton. Don't miss this amazing entertainer make laugh, sing and most importantly dance!

The Tasman Coastal Players Presents: Last Man Standing Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June. Dinner from 6pm, Show from 8pm (Matinee Sunday starts 4pm) $15, Children under 12 $5, plus menu option. Are you a fan of 1980≠s music and comedy? Then our high energy Mid Winter show is a must for all of you wanting to shake off the winter blues. Last man Standing tells the story of a group of school teachers who travel to the Pacific for a luxury holiday break only to discover they have no accommodation . An opportunity quickly arises to take part in a reality t.v series, filmed on a nearby island, with all accommodation and expenses paid. They only discover, once on Devil≠s Island, that they are taking part in a survival game show called Last Man Standing. Faced with numerous trials and a group of lunatics as their opponents, will this unlike group pull together as a team or will they all be eliminated.

Other dates available for your private function: Friday 12th June Friday 5th June Friday 3rd July Saturday 4th July Friday 10th July Friday 24th July Saturday 25th July

No Booking Fee for groups over 50 people and dining with us. We can help with all aspects of your function from entertainment to transport. Give us a call on 5402985 or email at for more information and details.

Welcome to The Play House Café.

This fabulous venue is a short drive from Nelson, just off the Motueka highway near Mapua. Out here we believe in good food, good entertainment and good times.

Great Outdoor Setting

With a beautiful outdoor garden the Café allows groups or individuals to find a secluded spot in the shade or come and socialise around the many wooden and stone tables.

Ideal Function Venue

The venue is a fantastic setting for your wedding, birthday, staff function or any other reason you feel like having a celebration.

Allow your guest to enjoy the lovely gardens and be served in our artistically decorated restaurant. From large groups of up 120 to intimate gatherings, we have the solution for your needs. Live entertainment happens here all year round, so please check our What's On page to find out about all the upcoming events here at The Play House Cafe.

Any Bands and plays wanting to perform here at The Play House please Contact Us