Straight from its sell-out debut at London’s National Theatre, Barber Shop Chronicles has audiences and critics buzzing.

A lively, life-affirming and “irresistibly joyful” (Daily Mail) portrait of the modern-day barber shop, it tackles the big topics – fatherhood, friendship, politics and football – against an energetic backdrop of banter, boasting and African beats.

In a universal tale that spans Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London, this “flamboyant, musical, moveable feast” (The Times) captures the heart and soul of the barber shop as a place for African men to gather and talk (and talk and talk) – with some hair trimming on the side.

Barber Shop Chronicles is guaranteed great entertainment, from the heart. Take a front-row seat in an intimate theatre space within Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena and be transported to the barber shops of Africa  and London. Settle in for an exhilarating night of theatre. 


Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre. Development funded by Arts Council England with the support of Fuel, National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Binks Trust, British Council ZA, Òran Mór and A Play, a Pie and a Pint.


Post-show Artist Talk: Wed 28 Feb, TSB Bank Arena auditorium

The performance on Wed 28 Feb at 7.30pm will be New Zealand Sign Language interpreted. To book this session please call 04 912 0411 or email ticketing@festival.co.nz


Adult A
$89.00
Early Bird
$79.00
Adult B
$69.00

Pricing excludes service fee

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TSB Bank Arena

1hr 45mins (no interval)

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