Meet me at The Dog House
Back in the day, when it was 3am and the last bus had gone, the 24-hour burger joint in Cathedral Square – aka: The Dog House – was the final stop before heading home; a place as familiar to Pacific Underground as Otākaro, the Avon River.
Fast forward 25 years, for the jam of all jams! Yup, Pacific Underground are bringing the whānau back together to celebrate their groundbreaking legacy of giving Pacific communities a voice through music, drama and the arts.
Led by Pos Mavaega alongside core members Tanya Muagututi'a and Chris Searle, special guests will include Steve & Ainsley Apirana, Joe Tamaira, Dallas Tamaira (of Fat Freddys Drop), Brent Park (Parks), Karoline Tamati (Ladi6), Mara TK, Mark Vanilau, Sarah Tamaira (Voodoo Child), Richie Mills (DJ Pause), Malcolm Lakatani, Hiliako Iaheto, Andrew Sione, Seta Timo, Iona Ulaula, Mike Watt, Talia-Rae Mavaega, Josephine Mavaega, Ella Mavaega, Lilli Chalmers, Ra Dallas and Flo Lafai.
This is a tribute to urban roots, local icons and the underground sound that nurtured so many of Aotearoa's brightest Pasifika gems.
The James Hay Theatre is a sophisticated theatre featuring a proscenium arch and comfortable tiered seating made up of an upper and lower gallery. It has a functional fly rig system making it a flexible venue for productions and presentations that need a quick change of scene for creative impact. It is ideal for live theatre, opera, ballet, seminars and conference plenary sessions. A signatory event is the popular themed dinners held on the theatre stage.
Christchurch Town Hall
Address: 86 Kilmore St,
All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator, which is situated inside the main entrance foyer adjacent to bar area.
Bariatric seating options are also available on the Stalls level only and upon request in advance of booking.
The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (four seats – in rows S and T, two each side) and Dress Circle(two seats – one either side in row H ).
There are also a further four specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls (two on each aisle of rows I and M), where the arm rest of the seat opens so a person can move easily from their wheelchair.The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Accessible toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre, two in the Stalls foyer area, one in the Dress Circle foyer and two in the Grand Circle foyer.