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Respect! Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

Respect! Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

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  • Fri 18 Oct ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 19 Oct ’19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


Gisborne War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, Gisborne


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve - Adult: $35.00
  • A Reserve - Concession: $30.00
  • A Reserve - Child: $15.00
  • B Reserve - Adult: $25.00
  • B Reserve - Child: $15.00


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Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo, Ria Hall and Jackie Clarke pay tribute in song to the legendary Aretha Franklin.

In 1967, Aretha Franklin dropped her smash hit version of Respect and the world was never the same.

A soundtrack for a generation, Respect became a declaration from a strong, confident woman - as potent then as it is today.

The passing of the late great Aretha Franklin in 2018 signalled the end of an era but Aretha’s legacy of song lives on. Join Annie Crummer, Bella Kalolo, Ria Hall and Jackie Clarke as they sock it to you and pay tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Further information:
Due to safety and restricted viewing, children under 10 years are not permitted in the first row of the Circle (Rows A, B and C upstairs).
Wheelchair seats must be reserved in advance, please ring iTICKET direct.
Theatre box office and refreshments open one hour before each show.

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is the Gisborne region’s new flagship contemporary arts and cultural event, taking place, for the first time, from 4-20 October this year. Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will deliver performance events by hundreds of performers from across New Zealand and the Pacific.

The festival celebrates what it means to be of Tairāwhiti and of Aotearoa. It reflects and celebrates the people of the Gisborne region and the East Coast. It reinforces the importance of people and place, and further affirms the region’s strong position in the creative landscape of Aotearoa.

For the full programme and ticketing information, please visit

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