Born in a Melbourne laneway in 1980, Dracula’s has become a Melbourne and Gold Coast icon. The sexy burlesque comedy show, brought to our shores by Newman Entertainment, has kept more than five million attendees in suspense, surprise and in stitches over the 43 years it has been running in Australia, including many visiting Kiwis.
Dracula’s will unleash fan favourites on New Zealand audiences, including their most requested acts, live rock music, sultry burlesque, aerial acrobatics, jaw-to-the-floor costumes and razor-sharp comedy in two 40 minute acts with one intermission.
“By the time the show reached its dazzling finale which again featured the entire cast and some impressive pyrotechnics, one final surprise was the realisation that the success of Dracula’s is not only its clever Transylvanian theme, but also its clever mix of variety, revue, burlesque and circus, and the sustained excellence of its performers and performances, which has been its golden ticket which has kept audiences coming back again and again.”
Bill Stephens OAM, Australian Arts Review
Location Te wāhi
The Civic, Auckland City CentrePlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
By car, head to The Civic car park near Queen Street where you’ll find plenty of affordable paid parking. By train, head to Britomart Station and walk up Queen Street for around 10 minutes to reach The Civic. Alternatively, take a bus to the Queen Street or Wellesley Street bus stops, which are both within a short walking distance.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Head to Stark’s Café and Bar for a special show-themed cocktail. It opens 90 minutes before any shows and events.