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A Murder is Announced - Directed by Matthew Cousins
Miss Marple, are you there?
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Wait Until Dark - Directed by Carlos Lehmann
Shines a light on the
power of darkness
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HLT Studio Presents:
Howick Little Plays
A series of very short
award-winning plays
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Old Love - Directed by Tracey Holdsworth
Broken hearts
and second chances

A Murder is Announced

A murder mystery by Leslie Darbon, adapted from a story by Agatha Christie

Directed by Matthew Cousins

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

Wait Until Dark

A thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

Directed by Carlos Lehmann

Season: Sept 9 to 30, 8pm
Matinees: Sept 10 & 17, 2pm

Howick Little Plays

Co-produced by Deb Lind and Vic Leilua

Season: Oct 4 to 7, 2023
Matinees: Oct 7, 2pm, 2023

Old Love

A comedy by Norm Foster

Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

Season: Nov 11 to Dec 2, 8pm
Matinees: Nov 12 & 19, 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.


For details of HLT's Covid-19 protocols, click here.

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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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    25 May 2023

    We've had an overwhelming response of interest in our proposed Senior Acting Classes. We'd like to run a 4-week trial starting Tuesday, June 6, at 2pm-4pm, for $70. If the trial is successful, we will continue from Tuesday, July 18, to Tuesday, September ...



    9 May 2023

    Have you always wanted to have a crack at lighting or sound design? Be in quick to register for our latest workshop and take the opportunity to learn from a leading NZ designer. Thanks to Creative Communities/Auckland Council funding, we can ...



    13 April 2023

    Starting on August 8, we will be running a 10-week Playwriting Course with Paul Kalburgi, an award-winning British screenwriter, playwright and television producer, and author of The Writer’s Toolkit. Limited places available to ensure personal attention. For more information, go to Paul's website. To ...



    25 January 2023

    Are you a handyperson with time to lend a hand with some set building and/or painting? We have all the tools and you don’t need to be an expert. We produce high-quality stage sets through the year and any help would be ...