Welcome to The Stage Door Theatre Company.

The Stage Door was formed by an enthusiastic group of local people in Kerikeri who wished to present community theatre in all its forms, not just big-name shows. This includes pop-up theatre, theatre restaurant, and small intimate productions. We are also encouraging local writers to try their hand at playwriting.

We have on our committee, and amongst our members, a wide range of theatre talent – from acting through to production and technical competence.

Our Artistic Director, David Crewe, has international experience in directing and production, as well as being a playwright and librettist. He wrote and directed two major shows in Kerikeri – ‘The Trial of Dr Millicent Malville’ and ‘Billy Goes to War’.

Please visit our News Feed or head over to our Facebook page to find out about upcoming productions, or contact us for more information. If you’d like to become a member, please fill out our form here. Membership is free until 2019.


  • Having been in involved in local theatre groups for many years I can say The Stage Door is an absolute pleasure to belong to. Please consider us if you are keen on amateur theatre. The comradeship and the creation of a ‘family’ atmosphere, for the productions, are largely the result of our incredibly hard-working director David and his very professional assistant (and wife), Helen. Careful planning and rostering of rehearsals and meetings, are so welcome.


  • Love the Stage Door. They are really good with child actors. If your child is interested in acting get them to join the Stage Door. Best thing my son and I have done.


  • The team at Stage Door work hard to deliver superb results while remembering that we’re all amateur actors with real lives who need to juggle our commitments to the Production with our even more important commitments to work and parenting.

    Well-scheduled rehearsals, run like clockwork, make balancing these commitments easy and inspire loyalty from the cast and crew. And it’s all done with a focus on fun.

    If you live in the Bay of Islands, and you’re interested in theatre, don’t walk past the Stage Door!