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The Girl On The Train - Directed by Matthew van den Berg
What you see can hurt you
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HLT Studio Presents:
Dinner With Friends - Directed by Tracey Holdsworth
A classical dish full of
richness and flavour
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The Viewing Room - Directed by Ian Milnes
You'll die laughing.
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HLT Studio Presents:
Tiny Beautiful Things - Directed by Beate Wiebel
Advice on love, life & loss
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My Cousin Rachel - Directed by Terry Hooper
Scheming widow
or wronged woman?
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HLT Studio Presents:
Howick Little Plays
A series of very short
award-winning plays
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Hilda's Yard - Directed by Penel Keegan
One ordinary family,
one extraordinary day

The Girl On The Train

Paula Hawkin's thriller adapted by Rachael Wagstaff & Duncan Abel

Directed by Matthew van den Berg

Season: May 8 to 29, 8pm
Matinees: May 9 & 16, 2pm

Dinner With Friends

A drama by Donald Margulies

Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

Season: June 2 to 5, 8pm
Matinees: June 5, 2pm

The Viewing Room

A black comedy by Mark Smith

Directed by Ian Milnes

Season: July 10 to 31, 8pm
Matinees: July 11 & 18, 2pm

Tiny Beautiful Things

A dramatic comedy based on the book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted by Nia Vardalos

Directed by Beate Wiebel

Season: August 4 to 7, 8pm
Matinees: August 7, 2pm

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne Du Maurier's romantic drama, adapted by Joseph O'Conner

Directed by Terry Hooper

Season: Sep 11 to Oct 2, 8pm
Matinees: Sep 12 & 19, 2pm

Howick Little Plays

Produced by Deborah Lind

Season: October 6-9, 8pm
Matinees: October 9, 2pm

Hilda's Yard

A comedy by Norm Foster

Directed by Penel Keegan

Season: Nov 13 to Dec 4, 8pm
Matinees: Nov 14 & 21, 2pm


Formed in 1954, Howick Little Theatre is one of Auckland's leading community theatres and a leading company in New Zealand. Each year five main-house plays are staged, many of them premieres, to thousands of people who come from all over Auckland as well as parts of the upper North Island. There are also short-season HLT Studio productions and playreadings.

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HLT Studio

The Studio is a bold initiative to showcase talented new directors, emerging actors and new playwrights to be seen.

Delivering edgy, contemporary plays in a more intimate environment, The Studio offers the same great quality entertainment as you have come to expect from Howick Little Theatre.


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  • Auditions for “The Viewing Room”

    22 April 2021

    Auditions for The Viewing Room, a black comedy by Mark Smith and directed by Ian Milnes, will be held on Saturday 15th May, at the theatre between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. The season will be July10 to 31. See the Auditions page for more details. 



    13 March 2021

    It was with much sadness that HLT learnt today of the death of life member, actress, director and former committee member Mary de Koster on March 9. She was the wife of the late Guus, who was also heavily involved in the ...



    12 March 2021

    The theatre is now operating under Covid-19 Alert Level 1 restrictions. All the extra safety and hygiene measures that were put in place last year have been maintained, including steam cleaning of hard surfaces, counters, toilets and balustrades.  Staff and volunteers ...



    28 February 2021

    The St Andrew’s Big Band will be making a welcome return to Howick Little Theatre for three concerts in December. Booking details will be announced later in the year. Meanwhile, if you would like to support this gifted band of young ...



    24 February 2021

    Many thanks to Pub Charity for a grant of $1476 towards a new roller door for our Deck area and a new roller door motor for our Workshop. We look forward to their installation in the next six weeks.