Playwright's Passport

Posted 25 May 2017

In a move to support and inspire New Zealand's playwrights, HLT has joined with Playmarket to create a programme called Playwright's Passport, which offers an available ticket to any of Playmarket's playwright members on the day or night of a performance, free of charge. HLT views this opportunity for playwrights to see the work of other writers as playing a vital part in their professional development. These available tickets are ones that would otherwise go unsold. To obtain their free... more...

Havana a "theatrical masterpiece"

Posted 19 May 2017

"Director Pam Browne has pulled off an outstanding performance – seamlessly intertwining the storyline and cast with technical excellence to create a theatrical masterpiece you don’t want to miss." That's what the Howick and Pkauranga Times reviewer said about HLT's latest production, Our Man in Havana. Read more.

Lion Foundation grant

Posted 19 March 2017

Many thanks to the Lion Foundation for its generous grant of $3400 towards new sound equipment. It is planned to have the new equipment in place for the next main production, Our Man in Havana.

Costume Hire

Posted 9 January 2017

Need something to wear to a fancy-dress party or period event? For information on costume hire, email us or phone 534-1401 for further assistance.

Interested in theatre?

Posted 1 January 2017

Looking for something different to do? Just arrived in the Auckland area and want to meet some new people? How about becoming part of a talented and creative backstage team helping to put a production together? We are always looking for volunteers. Contact the theatre, 534-1401, or

Playwright Michele Amas dies

Posted 28 December 2016

HLT notes with sadness the death this week of prominent Wellington actress, writer and poet Michele Amas, who wrote The Pink Hammer, HLT’s first production for 2017. Quoted on, her husband, playwright Ken Duncum, described her as an extraordinary person who could do anything she put her mind to. “She was a great actor, a great writer, both as a poet and playwright. She seemed to have all kinds of abilities and imagination.” He noted she had garnered acclaim in both theatre... more...

Best Production for 2016

Posted 4 December 2016

Congratulations to director Nathan Hey and the cast and crew of The Perfect Murder on winning the Best Production Award for 2016. The independent adjudicator, Clare Kelso, said it was an extremely tough decision as the quality was very high, but ultimately the winning play had "a true ensemble cast, a brilliant set that worked in every area, smooth direction, a palpable atmosphere filling the theatre and offering the audience comedy and drama in equal quality".   

Auditions News

Posted 27 September 2016

Want to get HLT's auditions information delivered straight to your email inbox? It's simple. Just sign up via our online mailing list form. You will receive only the information you sign up for.

"The Ladykillers" comes to Howick

Posted 1 September 2016

The smash hit West End classic 1950s comedy The Ladykillers is SELLING FAST. Read the Times reviewer, who gave it four and a half stars. The story is about an old lady pitted against a gang of criminals. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms from Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in a brilliantly conceived bank heist. Mrs Wilberforce must outwit five desperate men. The Ladykillers, written by Graham Linehan and adapted from the... more...

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 1 August 2016

Give the gift of theatre. A Howick Little Theatre subscription or a gift voucher is an ideal present for the theatre lover in your life. An original and imaginative idea for birthdays, thank-yous or any occasion, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be purchased online or from the theatre. Call 534-1406 or email

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