NOW FOR SALE: Kerikeri Calendar Girls

Our special calendars are on sale around Kerikeri from today!

With many thanks to our sponsors, we have been able to give a percentage of each calendar sale (and each ticket sale) to our chosen charity for the show: NZ Child Cancer Foundation, who perform extremely valuable work around the country. Read more about them here.


To support the play ‘Calendar Girls’, coming soon to the Turner Centre, we decided to produce our very own calendar featuring some very brave cast members and their friends! Twelve wonderful local businesses have each sponsored a page, and many of those Kerikeri businesses, and more, have calendars for sale:

You’ll find them at the following locations :

  • The Merchants of Kerikeri
  • The Post Office
  • LJ Hooker Kerikeri
  • Makana Confections
  • Puttsgreen Florist
  • Molly’s Little Bookshop
  • All You Needle
  • Cafe Cinema

Keep up with all our behind-the-scenes blog posts on our website to find out more about the calendar.

Get your tickets for the show here:



Announcing Calendar Girls, A Calendar and a Competition

A heart-warming, funny and moving play that has toured around the world and raised money for many Cancer charities, Calendar Girls is inspired by a true story. When the husband of a Yorkshire Women’s Institute member falls ill with cancer, the group are determined to raise money for a new sofa in the hospital waiting room. But how? A calendar, and not just any calendar!

The loveable cast of mature ladies decide to be bold and go nude for their cause, and they consequently take not only Yorkshire by storm, but the whole world! With fun, frolics and poignant scenes, this feel-good play has everything.

The Charity of Our Choice

The Stage Door Theatre Company have chosen the NZ Child Cancer Foundation as the recipient of $5 from every ticket sale.

Our Own Calendar : On Sale in July

On top of that, Stage Door are producing their very own calendar! The Kerikeri Calendar Girls Calendar, kindly funded by local businesses and photographed by Flash Gordon Photography @Take Five Agency, will be available to purchase before, during and after the show from their photo shoot locations around town, and with a donation of each sale also going to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation.

Win Two Tickets

Alongside the calendar, we’ll be running a series of blog posts, one for each month of the calendar, over the next two months. If you can correctly guess the public locations used for the calendar photography, you’ll go into a draw to WIN TWO TICKETS to the show.

AUGUST 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
VENUE: John Dalton Auditorium at the Turner Centre
Students (Under 16) : $20
Adults : $35
(With $5 from each ticket sale going to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation)



Photography by Flash Gordon Photography @ Take Five Agency

Design & Copy by Take Five Agency

An Exciting Programme of Events for 2019 and 2020

We have lots of drama planned for you! From gorgeous, green ogres to sleepy princesses and calendar girls. From ruby slippers to true love and murder most horrid. And we’re running our successful Academy on the side so that our awesome actors can train up for our action-packed schedule.

Membership of the Stage Door Theatre Company is FREE right up until April 2020, so now is the time to join if the sight of all those plays has awoken the thespian in you, or if you want to try your hand as a backstage whizz.

Come and join us! Email

In the meantime, don’t forget that SHREK THE MUSICAL is starting on May 16th at The Turner Centre. Get your tickets for this fun show here:

Hellhole of the Pacific 2019

Anniversary Weekend : Russell

Rehearsals are under way for the popular street-theatre Hell Hole of the Pacific event in Russell that re-enacts the bawdy days of Kororāreka of the mid-1800s.

The 30-strong cast has been strengthened by experienced actors from the Stage Door Theatre Company in Kerikeri.  The company’s last production was Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Turner Centre.

Stage Door Artistic Director, David Crewe, said the theatrical company is keen to present community theatre in all its form, not just big-name shows.

“Street theatre like the Hell Hole of the Pacific is a terrific idea and well established on the Russell calendar. It strengthens our collective acting skills and is so much fun to be involved.”

Hell Hole of the Pacific street theatre has three free performances daily – 10am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm – over Anniversary Weekend, 26th and 27th January 2019.