Our goal is to provide our community with the Best Live Music Venue & Performing Arts Centre in the country.

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TOTARA ST is an unrivaled, multi-functional entertainment venue located in the heart of Mount Maunganui. The facilities at TOTARA ST are used for a number of different events, workshops, and corporate functions. Having the ability to set the room up for an intimate vibe with 20 people, or open both levels and house over 400 patrons is what sets us apart from the rest. TOTARA ST has become the Bay of Plenty’s premier live music, entertainment and events facility. Check our events page for details on upcoming shows.

Founded in 2015TOTARA ST has played host to some of New Zealand’s most prestigious artists and entertainers. From hosting shows such as Hollie Smith and Head Like a Hole, to being readily available for birthday parties and corporate functions, the beauty of the space is that it can be manipulated to suit any event organiser's wishes. The room is equipped with a beautiful Martin Audio sound system, solid in house lighting rig, two licensed bars, commercial kitchen, mezzanine floor, and excellent sight lines to the stage. Whatever your focus is, our events team can tailor an event package to suit all the needs of your clientele.

Coming Events

Pop New School

Miss June are heading out on their Bad Luck Party Tour...

Electronic Dance

Summer of Our Lives - Vol 1
feat. PartyTunes & Technose

Good tunes, Good times, Good friends

New School Funk Roots

Masaya are among the new breed of bands emerging from the depths of provincial surf town in NZ smashing Indie/soul/roots into a mix of funky groove and catchy hooks. They have just released their first EP Tongue & Groove and are about to embark on a series of gig hopping over the summer.

New School Pop Rock Reggae

The illustrious end of term student concerts have grown into quite the spectacle over the years. From humble beginnings, the crowd is now 150 strong each show, and TOTARA ST comes alive with the hottest young talent the Bay of Plenty has on offer.

To celebrate the release of our debut album, Bones ( Out Nov 1st) we are hitting the road this Nov & Dec with 7 dates arcoss NZ. We’re working on putting together some really special shows with some of our favourite DJs in support.

Hip Hop House R&B

BIG SEXY SUMMER - We are bringing the urban summer heat home to Totara Street. "The official first day of Summer. Nothing beats a summer holiday Sunday session in the Mount. Lets go!"

Pop Rock

Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band are packing the van and heading off on an NZ Summer Road Trip…from Dec 27th to Jan 5th the band will be taking all the classic Exponents hits across the country.

Rock Pop

Auckland-based tropicalia groove maestros Racing are back on the road this summer for an onslaught of shows across the nation, and are being joined by blues rock 60s & 70guitar wranglers Mini Simmons (for selected dates only).

Comedy

It's back in its 3rd year and better than ever! The Mount Comedy Festival mixes one of the best summer destinations in the world with World Class comedy over 5 nights.

Folk

Quebecois folk five-piece Rosier are making waves with their genre-bending music that merges elements of traditional folk, indie, jazz, pop and bluegrass. They come to Aotearoa in January for a seven-date tour including guest spots at Auckland Folk Festival and TSB Festival of Lights, New Plymouth.

Blues Folk

American blues extraordinaire Blind Boy Paxton has announced his much-anticipated return to our shores for his biggest headline tour of New Zealand to date, playing eight shows across the country this February and touching down in Tauranga Feb 6th.

Rock Soul Roots

Eccles Entertainment Presents : MY BABY LIVE! New Zealand Summer Tour. With Special Guests. Amsterdam-based Dutch-NZ trio MY BABY have announced a 10-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the release of their new live album out now.

Pop Rock

SUMMER VIBES TOUR 2020!!! Love grown music comes to life summer 2020 with White Chapel Jak. Thrilled to announce their “Summer Vibes Tour” , this high energy acoustic Kiwiana band will have you groovin’ and vibin’ with their fresh and funky approach to songs you all know and love.

Check our Events Page for upcoming shows or contact us now to tailor your next event with the team at TOTARA ST.

Latest News

The illustrious end of term student concerts have grown into quite the spectacle over the years. From humble beginnings, the crowd is now 150 strong each show, and TOTARA ST comes alive with the hottest young talent the Bay of Plenty has on offer. Usual proceedings, but at times vary, see the centres awesome drama and theatre students take to the stage. After they have laid down their acting skills, the music academy students fly into what becomes a full blown, cohesive concert. For some students it is the first time on stage, for others, they have been there before. Performances are solid and smiles are wide!

Reggae Rock R&B Soul

For the first time since TOTARA ST's inception we have three back to back shows with the same artist. Almost like a mini residency so to speak! L.A.B are bringing some serious heat to the table this April with three sold out shows back to back. Hailing from the Bay of Plenty, the locals are coming out to play. Tickets sold in record time and everyone who snagged one is in for a very special treat, this band has been on a steady rise after releasing their first self titled album in November 2017.