“Curtain Up”

Our latest production is “Curtain Up”, the story of five women who have one man in common who leaves them an old derelict Theatre in his will.  They all have to work together to get any benefit from the bequest with some rather interesting results.
The season starts on the 31st May to the 3rd June and from 7th to the 10th JuneTickets are $18 each which includes a programme and supper.   A great night (or afternoon) out. 

Lion | Witch | Wardrobe

Four ordinary children.
One incredible destiny.

It was Narnia as you’ve never seen it before. The STEAMPUNK version of the classic tale written by C.S. Lewis and dramatised by Joseph Robinette SOLD OUT 7 shows March 31 – April 9, 2017


Auditions: The Last Resort by Judith Prior

The play is set in the foyer of a retirement village complex. The residents are all active middle aged people who enjoy a busy social life. They are planning a concert to raise funds for a week away on a bus trip for some sightseeing and a little gambling at the Casino…. of course things never go according to plan.

Director Sara Single is looking for 7 females and 3 males. Mixture of ages from early 20 to 80+ 3 more mature men, 5 mature women, 2 younger women. Auditions early May, performances end of July.
Want lots of fun and laughter? Then come to auditions and join us. You won’t regret it.

50 & Fabulous

50 & Fabulous, a 60’s Musical Comedy directed by Noeline Loader, will be the Waihi Drama Society’s production at the end of the year.

This show has it all – laughter, drama, music and astonishing twists and surprises. The best part, an ensemble cast of women ‘ of a certain age’ — -REAL WOMEN, Oh, and a couple of men.

50 & Fabulous is pure nostalgia that features a wonderful mix of foot tapping songs of the 60’s.

Cast of eleven women and two men.


A group of five fabulous friends, who met in College and have kept up regular get-togethers, are just about to turn the dreaded 50 years old — -and they are not looking forward to it !!! The onset of a mass female Mid-life crisis and the last minute cancellation of a popular singing group for a local fundraiser, sees them hatch a plan to put on a dazzling musical spectacular, and show their town that they are not past it and — — – 50 can be FABULOUS!

On stage early November.

Auditions in August. Singing and Acting.

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Christmas Party

do it yourself Christmas Party
Saturday Decmber 3rd at 7pm. Full information in your latest newsletter.

Petits Fours: bite-sized pieces of NZ Theatre

petit4teaseFour award-winning plays. Four provocative storylines. Four bite-sized pieces of NZ Theatre. Waihi Drama is excited to present ‘Petits Fours’: 2016’s four best one-act plays as judged by the Playwrights Association of New Zealand.


Each performance begins with ‘The Imitation Game’, written by Colin Beardon and directed by Noeline Loader: One man, his social worker, and an invisible friend. Love can be found in the strangest places.


If you’re hungry for more, third place-getter, ‘New Zealander’ by Timothy Malcolm takes the next spot. Sara Single directs this story about an immigrant finding his place in a new land.


‘A Much Bigger Story’ is told next. Written by June Allen and directed by Tracey Carter, the meaty script explores the choices of teenagers living on the streets. It won second prize in the 2016 competition.


Petits Fours ends on a sweet note with first prize-winner Robert Gilbert’s ‘Between The Aisles’. Elaine Jones directs this witty and imaginative work poking fun at theatre-goers.

‘Petits Fours’ runs October 7-9 and 14-16 with both matinee and evening performances. Tickets $15 each are available now through this website or in person at the Gold Discovery Centre in Waihi.