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.

Did you know

We have been nominated by the Hospitality Association for the "Best Entertainment and Music Venue" in the country! Awards announced Oct 8th!

We are on Winter Hours. We are open from 11am Friday to Sunday. We also open for events and large groups over the rest of the week. Please contact us if you would like to book your club or large group Monday to Thursday.

We 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.


FILMCAMP 2015 Sept 28th till Oct 2nd & Oct 5th till 9th 9 til 4 daily, For kids 9 to 15 For budding filmmakers, actors, performers, makeup artists, costume designers, writers, editors, camera people Learn to make a movie from start to finish $350, for 5 days tutoring and food At The Playhouse Cafe, call 5402985 or

Whats coming up at The Playhouse

Coming up at The PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, See further down page for Christmas Party Options...heaps good stuff lined up for the silly season!!!

The Deep End, Improvised Comedy Friday 4th September Dinner from 6pm, Performance from 730pm. $20. Improvised comedy at its best! The best laugh in town, this professional theatre group is the real deal.

Wild World: A Cats Steven's Tribute Presented by Bryce Wastney and Friends Saturday 5th September Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 presale. Amazing night of Cat Stevens tunes, history and stories by a world class performer and friends.

The Beatles and BeeGees Tribute Presented by Paul Madsen Friday 11th September Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25. $35 additional for 2 course buffet. The one the only Paul Madsen hits the Playhouse with his latest offering The Beatles! And an old classic (for him) The BeeGees. Expect all of the Beatles classics in entertaining show and his Las Vegas toured Beegee act.

Paul Ubana Jones: Plays his heros Friday 18th Sept Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $25 for show The master artist at work live at the Playhouse paying tribute to influences and experiences.

Boogie Train Saturday 19th September Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $10 for show The best Blues in town!

The Under Ground Saturday 26th September Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $10 for show All british blokes playing all British music. Expect The Beatles, U2, The Kinks, Oasis, Blur, The Cure, The Who and many more.

Big Daddy Wilson & the Steve Gilles Band Thursday 1st October Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show American Blues Icon from North Carolina. Amazing international music.

Adam McGrath of The Eastern Presented by Arts On Tour NZ Friday 2nd October Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show The Front man of the countries best Folk group leaves Lyttleton and hits the road with his bag of tricks. With the help of Lydon Puffin this will be a great gig!

Pole Stars NZ Pole Performance Comp Saturday 3rd October Doors open 6pm, Show from 8pm. $20 for show Come and support The top of the Souths first ever Pole Performance Competition. If you are into Pole Performance or Pole Fitness this show is for you! You could even think about entering!

Your Christmas Party at The Playhouse Theatre 2015

The Playhouse Presents A Variety Show Extravaganza Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd November 2015 $15, $10 for under 15, 8pm start (Sunday 4pm Matinee Show) Dinner available from 6pm. Disco DJ after show. A comedy variety show for all ages flavours and tastes. Expect song, dance, comedy and fun! (group discounts available)

Down with Mondays Presents A Murder Mystery Show 26th to 29th November 2015 $20, 8pm start, Dinner available from 6pm. Disco DJ after show. A classic who done it with a comedy and fun twist. Watch carefully as the mystery unfolds around you. Prizes for best dressed and best detectives. (group discounts available)

The Playhouse Theatre Presents Gary McCormick 4th (only 50 tickets left) and 5th (soldout) Of December 2015 $25, 8pm start, Dinner available from 6pm. Disco DJ after show. The one, the only Gary McCormick live at the Playhouse with his hilarious comedy show. Don't hesitate to book as this will sellout.

Madsen Promotions Presents The Paul Madsen Super Star Show 10th, 11th and 12th December 2015 $25, 8pm start, Dinner available from 6pm. Paul Madsen busts out all your favorite acts in this world class tribute show. Queen, The BeeGees, The Eagles, CCR, Neil Diamond, Elvis and more!!! With over 20 years of performing all around the world from Las Vegas to Lyttelton. Don't miss this amazing entertainer make you laugh, sing and most importantly dance!

Mamma Vega presents A Fairy Tale Burlesque Show 18th and 19th December 2015. $20, 8pm start, Dinner available from 6pm. Disco DJ after show. International Burlesque artist Verona Vega returns to Nelson. Accompanying her are the cream of the crop of The New Zealand burlesque scene. Expect a little sauciness, laughs and great acts take on fairy tales and twist them in their own sexy ways. R18 event, this event is about empowerment not sleaziness and is suitable for most people.


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.


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