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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


    JULY 2018


    Burnside High School Dance and Drama Departments present:

    And the Winner is...

    Tuesday 3 July and Thursday 5 July at 6:30pm

    Tickets available from the Student Office - $5.00 each.

    Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.

    Friday 13 July - 11:00am and 2:30pm

    Saturday 14 July - 11:00am


    Presented by: STEPS Performing Arts

    Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. 

    Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore, upbeat music, singing and dancing, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” 

    After the show hang around and meet the cast!

    Box Office Opens: 60 mins prior to show
    Doors Open: 60 mins prior to show

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or

    Regional Barbershop Competition

    Tuesday 31 July 2018 - Times to be advised

    This competition covering the whole of the South Island but in practice only Christchurch. It is open to all schools, quartets and choruses – both boys and girls. This year, there is also the potential for mixed groups. The top 2 in each section go through to the National finals in September.

    A gold coin donation is requested at the door for non-competitors.

    AUGUST 2018

    Takumi Annual Concert

    Saturday 4 August 2018


    Presented by: Canterbury Japanese Drumming Group

    TAKUMI will be back again at the Aurora Centre on Saturday 4th August for our Annual Concert. Come and join us for an amazing night of heart pounding rhythms and a whole lot of passion. It will be a great night to enjoy!

    Doors Open: 6:00pm
    Box Office Opens: 6:00pm
    Running Time: Approx. 2 hours

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or

    SEPTEMBER 2018

    Arj Barker - Organic

    Friday 14 September - 8:00pm


    Presented by:  A-List Entertainment

    As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust. 

    *may contain traces of nuts 

    Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those. 

    "A must see for anyone who loves a laugh...****"Adelaide Now.

    Box Office opens:  7:00pm

    Doors open:  7:30pm

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or