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    What's coming up at the Aurora Centre? This page has details of upcoming events hosted at Burnside High School's Aurora Centre. Both school-based and outside events are featured.

    Please note that not all events are published - due to the nature of the booking.

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    Aurora Centre Events - What's On At The Aurora Centre


    September 2017 

    Tommy Emmanuel

    Tuesday 19 September - 8:00pm


    Presented by: New Zealand Entertainment Academy

    With Two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards and repeated honours in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll, Tommy Emmanuel has captivated his audiences as one of the most outstanding solo performers you will ever experience with a unique style . 

    Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. There’s a science to assembling the parts, and Emmanuel’s technical gift has earned him multiple awards. But the average fan could listen without even considering the precision behind the work, focusing instead on the artful tension and release of Emmanuel’s melodies.

    Emmanuel’s technical precision, his virtuosic improvisations and his unusually broad repertoire, which encompasses not only country and bluegrass, but pop, jazz, blues, gospel, even classical, flamenco, and aboriginal styles makes for one of the most enjoyable music experiences. Don't miss this opportunity.

    Box Office Opens: 6.30pm
    Doors Open: 30 minutes prior to performance start time
    Running Time: 2hrs 15mins approx. Including Interval

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or

    Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us! Album Tour - South Island Shows CANCELLED - Please contact Ticketek for a refund if you have already purchased tickets:  0800 842538 

    Friday 22 September


    Presented by: muchmoremusic

    October 2017

    Jolt Presents Gifted

    Tuesday 3 October - 10:30am and 7:00pm

    Wednesday 4 October - 7:00pm


    Friday 13 October - 7:30pm


    As seen on 7 Days and Chopper’s Republic of Anzakistan.

    Chopper is back for one night only with all his hits, in a grab-bag of his choicest jokes from Ronnie Johns to Anzakistan.

    It’s All Killer.

    This best-of-show is jam-packed with the most gut-achingly, side-splitting, tap out, and beg for mercy, grade A gear that Chopper has to offer from 10 years of touring.

    “Australia’s funniest comedy character.” ★★★★★ The Sunday Mail

    Running Times:

    Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.

    Box Office Opens: 6:00pm
    Doors Open: 7:00pm
    Show Starts: 7:30pm
    Approx Finish: 8:30pm

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or

    November 2017

    Dublin's Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies

    Monday 20 November - 7:30pm


    Presented by: Tricia & Stewart Macpherson

    Two of Ireland’s best-loved groups DUBLIN’S IRISH TENORS and THE CELTIC LADIES combine to present one beautiful concert tour of New Zealand this November. 

    Moving tirelessly from opera to pop, jazz to classical, each member of DUBLIN’S IRISH TENORS and THE CELTIC LADIES showcase their unique talents, from lively fiddling, to marvellous melodies, to perfected piano pieces. 

    These two groups bring an excellent mix of traditional Irish tunes, adult contemporary and classical music. 

    Hits powerfully and beautifully performed throughout the concert include Danny Boy, Cockles and Mussels, Twist & Shout, Hey Jude, Nessun Dorma, That’s Life, You Raise Me Up, Scarborough Fair, We Are the Champions, Smile, O Sole Mio, Loch Lomond, Rolling in the Deep and Ticket to Ride

    Each number carefully choreographed to combine different additional elements and actions such as dancing humour, special effects, sets and audience interaction enhance the total audience enjoyment of the show.

    DUBLIN’S IRISH TENORS and THE CELTIC LADIES have become one of the most popular shows Ireland has seen in years. With wonderful harmonies and lilting melodies, listen in amazement as these talented singers take you on a breathtaking musical journey.

    To see their video please click here: 

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or