Coming Events


Dates: Last Tuesday of every month

FAR OUT! Film Night

(Check out our movies page for film details)

Introducing the Far Out Film nights at the Dome

Last Tuesday of the month - 6.30pm
JULY screening - Tuesday 27 - Everybody Street

Hand picked classic films that have stood the test of time. Left of centre, out on the fringe, always with substance and never boring. Many films may be unknown to some of our viewers, yet we hope you will come for an experience.

Expect the unexpected! $10 cash

Check out our movies page for monthly film details.


Dates: First Tuesday of the month

The best in live music!

Come down on the first Tuesday of the month for the best selection of local music at the Poverty Bay Blues Night. Each month sees a new line-up of musicians giving us a taste of what they've got.

Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm. Just $5 on the door

French For Rabbits - Overflow Tour

Dates: Thursday 5 August

French for Rabbits announce a tour around New Zealand this Winter!

The band are on the brink of sending a flurry of goodness our way over the coming months with their third album due out in November, and a string of singles and videos about to surface. The next single, coming soon is called ‘The Overflow’ - the title track of this forthcoming record. Following on from Decembers’ ‘The Dark Arts’ the next single is a firm fan favourite already - a light-as-a-feather bop rationalising anxiety, also described as the most optimistic song you may ever hear about panic attacks.

Keep your eyes peeled for this in the coming weeks, and more details of the tour including special guest announcements.

Tickets are on sale now.

100% Good & Under the Radar present
French for Rabbits The Overflow single release tour

Motel California

Dates: Sat 21 AUGUST

Welcome to the Motel California

You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave.......

Presales from $30+BF or $30 cash sales from Aviary

Killer Queens

Dates: Sat 4 September

Killer Queens are a completely live band of Hawke’s Bay’s finest musicians. Featuring a 4-piece band and 4 guest vocalists

Killer Queens are not a tribute band, there are no cheap wigs and fake moustaches here, they pay homage to the music, influence and electricity of one of the biggest selling bands in the world. The night will span the entirety of Queen’s career with songs from the early years and includes songs Freddie never got to perform live with the band before he passed away in 1991.

There will be crowd favourite sing-alongs, stomping anthems and few surprises thrown in. This night is set to be one that will be talked about for a long time.

TICKETS from eventfinda or $30 cash sales from Aviary. There may be limited door sales.

Kendall Elise Album Release Tour

Dates: Sat 11 September

Kendall Elise will be touring the North Island in celebration of the release of her new album 'Let The Night In' and she is coming to the Dome!

Kendall will be supported by this charming band Maorissey.

Songwriter, Producer, Musician. Born on the wrong side of the tracks in a town called Papakura, Kendall Elise rips her heart from her sleeve and stitches it throughout her songs.

With trademark quirky touches and flawless vocal delivery, she has been turning heads since she launched her solo career in 2016 with her debut single ‘Heart Full of Dirt’.

Her music is deeply introspective with intricate storytelling brought to life with evocative instrumentation; meaningful lyricism and a golden voice. Elise' music moves seamlessly through a number of styles and genres, from dark country to true country; folk and chilled pop to bluesy rock.

TICKETS: presales from Aviary or online at

Jackie Bristow

Dates: Friday 17 September

Back To the Roots Tour 2021

Acclaimed expat Kiwi singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow is hitting the road in her homeland New Zealand/Aotearoa for a Back To the Roots tour.
The Nashville-based native of Gore has spent her time outside the United States putting the finishing touches on her new album, Outsider, recorded mostly in her musical collaborator Mark Punch’s Nashville studio before the world closed its doors due to Covid.

She’ll be unveiling her gorgeous new single, Without You, during a busy national tour of ambient boutique venues.

Without You is an engaging, endearing earworm of a track, propelled by a jaunty, swinging beat, set off by a striking strings arrangement courtesy of Nashville dream team, producer Rick Price and orchestrator Kristin Wilkinson, and played beautifully by an all-star cast of Nashville’s hippest studio musos.

Her accessible tunes, relateable lyrics and intimate, soulful vocal delivery have made her an audience favourite in venues huge and small throughout the US and Europe, where she is equally mesmerising as a solo artist, in her duo with Mark Punch or with a rocking band behind her.

The sublime quality of Jackie’s songwriting and her genuine, down-to-earth Kiwi personality have led to her sharing stages with an impressive resumé of apex artists, from Bonnie Raitt and Boz Skaggs to Chris Isaak and Foreigner.

In 2021 Kiwi audiences will have the chance to experience Jackie Bristow at her most engaging – up close and personal.

nicholas Franchise's Spring Trot

Dates: Sat 25 September, 8pm

Spring looms.
After a restful winter sipping tealeaf and prodding the fireplace, the sun begins to glisten yet again. nicholas Franchise and his cavalry are putting down the parchment and brushing their coats. The stables call. The horse's breath is catching dawn. And how.
Witness, nicholas Franchise’s Spring Trot

The Pōneke ‘Pop-Raunch-Rock’ band will play six shows throughout New Zealand, traversing Aotearoa bareback on wild Kaimanawa horses.

nicholas Franchise will make their long-awaited Gisborne debut at the Dome Cinema and will be joined by the mind-melting psych-jam jockeys Ocean Space for the very special occasion.

An ode to seasons and stallions, the tour is also an extended celebration of nicholas Franchise’s second album ‘Return On Investment,’ released in April this year.
You can expect live and in full blossom, such dimes from his sophomore release as “Getup’ and ‘Going Places’, whilst unheard deep cuts ‘Talking to Her’ and ‘Take a Trip with You’ join ranks for for those moody gallops under storm. And naturally, time-seasoned favourites including ‘You Know You’re Not Alright’ and ‘Baby, Memory.’
Come one, come all. Get hot devilish.

‘Tis time for warmth.
‘Tis time to ride.
‘Tis time for nicholas Franchise’s Spring Trot.