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


27th DECEMBER 2015: THE PLAYHOUSE 5th BIRTHDAY PARTY with AHORIBUZZ! Come help us celebrate with this amazing band...Tickets $25 plus booking fee. Doors 530, Big Tobacco Sound System from 6pm, AhoriBuzz from 830pm. First in first served limited seating, massive dance floor. Get your tickets HERE: AHORIBUZZ:


Book your spring wedding here at The Playhouse in September or October 2015/6 and receive FREE VENUE HIRE and a VERY SPECIAL GIFT TO THE VALUE OF $250 (Nibbles or Beverage voucher). Contact us now on 5402985 for further details.

Did you know

We are now on summer hours...OPEN 11am till 4pm Tuesday to Thursday, 11am till Late Friday to Sunday. Closed Monday.

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.

Whats coming up at The Playhouse

Your Christmas Party at The Playhouse Theatre 2015

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 (soldout) 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 11th and 12th December 2015 (ALL SOLD OUT) $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 2016? 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! (conditions apply, contact us for details)

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