Coming Events

Tiny Ruins and Jen Cloher

Dates: Sunday 22 September

Wow, we are so excited to have these guys returning to the Dome. They have gone global since we've seen them and they are promising to bring us stunning new music!

Tiny Ruins return to home ground this spring, in the wake of their sonic dream of a record, Olympic Girls. Having toured overseas for the better part of 2019, and returning from a run of summer festivals throughout Europe, September sees them embark on twelve special dates around Aotearoa. What’s more, a formidable talent from across the ditch - legendary songwriter & Milk! Records co-founder Jen Cloher (solo) - will be joining them for all dates.

“I've heard Olympic Girls, and I had to pick my jaw up off the floor”, wrote Grant Smithies. “Clustered around more introspective passages typical of confessional singer-songwriters are gnarlier phrases that give her work its buzzy voltage: arresting visual images, weird associations, daisy-chains of telling detail.”

A group renowned for their electric dynamic live on stage, Tiny Ruins have played stages in solo and varied group formations with Sharon van Etten, Calexico, the Handsome Family and more over the past decade. Led by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, the band have made steady and consistently surprising waves in the underground music scene blossoming out of New Zealand, including collaborations with filmmaker David Lynch and drummer Hamish Kilgour [The Clean].

MOJO - ★★★★
UNCUT - 8/10


Dates: Last Tuesday of every month

Introducing the Far Out Film nights at the Dome.

Last Tuesday of the month - 7pm

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.

Anthonie Tonnon - A Synthesized Universe

Dates: Friday 11 October

Join us on an interstellar journey through the known universe with critically acclaimed songwriter and performer Anthonie Tonnon.

A Synthesized Universe is an immersive multi-sensory experience – an intergalactic live performance masterfully woven with custom animations and an otherworldly manipulation of visual reality.

A Gisborne favourite, Anthonie Tonnon has toured widely as a solo performer around North America, Europe and Australasia, sharing the stage with the likes of Nadia Reid, The Chills and The Veils. In 2015, his album, Successor, was a finalist for The Taite Music Prize, and the single Water Underground was a top-five finalist for the APRA Silver Scroll award.

Tonnon will perform his songs on a futuristic synthesizer-sampler and a vintage electric guitar, alongside this out-of-world visual experience

Following sold-out seasons at Otago Museum and Auckland Arts Festival, Tonnon brings his captivating, buzz-worthy show to Gisborne for the very first time.

Warning: This production contains use of smoke machine and strobe effects.
R18. Because we are in a licensed venue, we cannot sell tickets to minors.

Greg Copeland

Dates: Sun 13 October

Greg Copeland is coming back to New Zealand! He's going back to the roots with an up close and personal acoustic journey. He brings with him his latest CD titled "Brown-eyed Handsome Man", released in March 2019.

Greg pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from deep down South, channelling the spirit into his own material and style. You'll hear warm embraces with Sister Soul and a tip of the hat to Brother Funk.

On his side will be Steve 'Guitar' Gilles, playing acoustic and resonator steel guitar, while wailing on the Blues Harp, also known as the 'Mississippi saxophone'.

Reb Fountain

Dates: Thursday 17 October

A performance full of story, justice and love borne from a life lived and a world traversed.

A pre-eminent singer and performer, Reb has for years been the musicians’ secret. She’s performed and recorded with Neil Finn, The Eastern, The Warratahs, Marlon Williams, Don McGlashan, Finn Andrews/The Veils, Tami Neilson and Julia Deans.

Adam McGrath describes her as Lucky Strike cool and Jamesons raw, with a voice born of fire and river run, mountain strong and feather soft.

Her album Hopeful and Hopeless, according to some, is the most perfect EP ever made. It won the Tui for Best Country Album/Artist 2018 and Reb took out the APRA Best Country Song 2018 for its title track.

Reb Fountain releases her long awaited, third and self-titled album in early 2020. Co-produced by Dave Khan (Marlon Williams) it features the single Faster and showcases Fountain's noir punk-folk songwriting style.

"Songwriters don’t come much better than this.” - William Dart, Radio NZ

“Reb Fountain is to be counted among our finest songwriters whose imagery is both personal and universal, and her command of a melody and a song transcends genre.” - Graham Reid, Elsewhere

Show Me Shorts

Dates: Saturday 19 October

Here for another year, Show Me Shorts brings us a unique collection of some of the best short films around.

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's leading international short film festival and has become a popular addition to the Gisborne arts calendar. This programme will include some of the best new short films from New Zealand and around the world, featuring a diverse collection of cultures and voices. They will take you on a ride through a range of emotions. Learn something. Feel something. Be inspired.

Tickets available from The Aviary (Poverty Bay Club) or The Dome Cinema.


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