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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


    MAY 2019

    One Love Australia Presents:

    Kia Kaha 

    A concert to bring the community together

    Saturday 4 May - 7:00pm


    "Kia Kaha" means Stay Strong. 

    And this is what our two great countries must do. New Zealand and Australia have had a proud history of sharing values and a way of life. Together we can take a stand against evil - together we will always achieve more than we can on our own. 

    As an opportunity to bring the community together in a statement of love and support, we are running a concert in Christchurch on May 4th. 

    One Love Australia presents local and international acts with the aim of raising money to invest back into the community. This money will be shared in the form of grants promoting community-driven projects to promote cultural harmony. 

    • Reece Mastin (X-Factor Australia Winner)
    • Taylor Henderson (Finalist Australia’s Got Talent)
    • Alfie Arcuri (The Voice Australia Winner)
    • Louise Adams (X-Factor Australia Runner Up)
    • The Cobham School Choir

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or

    Rock Quest

    Saturday 18 May 2019

    Ticketing information to be advised...

    Demetri Martin

    Friday 31 May - 8:00pm


    Fresh off the back of a massive 30-date tour of the US, UK, Ireland and Europe, US comedy legend Demetri Martin returns to Australia and NZ for the first time since 2011 with his world-acclaimed Wandering Mind Tour!


    The standup comedian, artist, writer, and director began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Demetri then became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 

    Demetri has won the Perrier Award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe and a Barry at the Melbourne International Comedy festival. He’s released three standup comedy albums and four Specials, including his latest for Netflix, The Overthinker, and appeared on TV in everything from Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live to all the late shows (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden,) and as the keytar-playing ‘third Concord’ in Flight of the Conchords

    Demetri created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things With Demetri Martin. His books are New York Times Bestsellers and his fiction has appeared in The New YorkerEsquire, and The New York Times Magazine. He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film. 

    Using deadpan one-liners, inner monologue, drawings, peppering in music on guitar, keyboard, piano and harmonica to glockenspiel, toy bells, ukulele and tambourine – sometimes all at once – Demetri Martin is a truly unique voice. Don’t miss him live on stage this May/June – tickets won’t last long! 


    ‘Deadpan comedy assassin’ – The AV Club (US)

    ‘Martin roamed the stage with a dynamic energy, a barrage of rapid fire punchlines leaving the audience exhausted from laughing’  Australian Stage

    ‘A multi-genre, wonderfully imaginative comic. Truly superb’ – TimeOut London (UK)

    ‘Cerebral and absurdist and surprising’ – New York Times (US)

    ★★★★ ‘An exceptionally reliable comedian, with finely crafted material... an incredibly entertaining show’ – The Guardian (UK)


    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or

    JULY 2019

    The Legacy Tour with Kelvin Cruickshank & TJ Higgs

    Friday 12 July 2019 - 7:00pm


    'The Legacy Tour' with Kelvin Cruickshank & TJ Higgs in honour of our late mentor Colin Fry 

    What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage! NZs leading medium Kelvin Cruickshank is joining forces with the amazing UK medium TJ Higgs to honour the man that put them both on the map! Colin Fry. What better way to honour his memory than getting these two talents together to do what they do best! Come along to one of the shows to find out what they have in store. Not one but two mediums on stage working together! 

    Passing on messages from loved ones who have passed and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. TJ's passion is bringing peace of mind and resolution to those grieving for their departed, and allowing those in spirit to demonstrate their continued love. 

    Those attending will come away with a new perspective of the afterlife. Kelvin and TJ will both share messages from loved ones and show you how to keep in touch with those who have passed and help you to understand how the afterlife works. 

    When you come to these live shows, please come with an open heart and an open mind. Kelvin and TJ will try to read for as many people as possible but what happens on the night is up to spirit, not Kelvin and not TJ. So relax, chill out and enjoy the show, and you never know - it could be your loved ones who show up. And even if they don't, hopefully the evening will open your eyes to the fact those we've lost are really not that far away at all.

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or

    Workshop - Christchurch: Click here to purchase a Workshop on Saturday 13 July, 9:00am.

    Workshop will run from 9:00am to 4:30pm, with a 1 hour break for lunch

    Alex Williamson: Sin On My Face

    Friday 19 July 2019 - 7:30pm


    Best known to his fans for his ‘Loosest Aussie Bloke’ and ‘Bogan Aussie’ characters that reach over 2.5 million of his social media followers, Alex has performed a phenomenal number of shows to a prodigious amount of people. And this comedy juggernaut is only getting stronger as he steams through shows like a deranged Thomas The Tank Engine. 

    Alex is back in NZ and embracing his inner sicko in a brand new tour. Embrace your own inner sicko and let ‘Shooter’ sin on your face. Book early! ★★★★

    "hilarious... a tour de force" - The Speakeasy (NZ)

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or