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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

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the ball? Because he didn’t have anyBODY to go with. But you flesh and blood creatures from this freaky old town do. So come get weird at Beach Goth. The Mount’s belated Halloween costume ball.

New School Hip Hop Jazz

RED BULL MUSIC PRESENTS: AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ON TOUR. Following on from a No.1 New Zealand album, Tom Scott is taking his Avantdale Bowling Club project live in October and November.

Reggae Soul Blues Pop

Pro-surfer and Jack Johnson's long-time friend and collaborator, Donovan Frankenreiter will be heading to Australia and New Zealand this November. Known for iconic hits 'Free' and 'If It Don't Matter' the Californian native will bring summer vibes down-under this Spring.

Pop Rock Soul Blues

A Strange Caravan travels its way around New Zealand this spring. A collective of renowned kiwi songwriters and solo artists, tracing lineage to many of NZ’s most loved bands, join forces this spring to bring you The Strange Caravan Tour.

Reggae

To kick start summer the right way, Aotearoa’s finest HOUSE OF SHEM are hitting the road for your listening pleasure! To honour their legendary leader, the late CARL PERKINS, they will be dedicating every single show on tour to promoting everything that was important to him: Love & Unity.

Pop Rock

The Fleetwoods play Totara St!
Celebrate the Music Of Fleetwood Mac with premier tribute band The Fleetwoods. Playing 2 big sets of classic tunes from Peter Green era to 80s favourites.

New School Dub Reggae

Tunes of I are proud to announce their new single ‘Dangerous’ - the first from their upcoming sophomore studio album - will be released Friday November 23.

New School

Shag Rock and Albion Place are like long lost brothers meeting for the first time and finding out one likes marmite and the other likes vegemite. Similar on the surface, but both bringing something completely different to the table.

New School Rock Reggae Pop Jazz

It has been a big year at Mauao Performing Arts Centre and TOTARA STREET... Once again, we are back in the hot seat and summer is just around the corner. Come along to this awesome event hosted by Nick Ririnui and celebrate some of the Bays freshest talent.

Rock

On his first gig in New Zealand, Brazilian pianist Bruno Hrabovsky merges all the energy from the Rock universe with the classical appeal of the piano, in original versions of songs by Pink Floyd, ACDC, Metallica, Guns n' Roses and much more.

Dance Comedy

Better not pout, I'm telling you why
Caburlesque is comin' to town
They are making a list and checking it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Caburlesque is comin' to town.

Dance Electronic

The electronic music scene is growing up at Bay of Plenty. ‘LIFE Entertainment NZ, one of the best house music & techno event producers around New Zealand is coming to the Mount Maunganui.

Blues Dance Soul

The music, the rhythm, the beat of Motown. It began as one man's dream and became everyone's music. Featuring classic songs from the Motown Catalogue.

Pop Rock

Pitch Perfect Promotions and The Mix Online brings you AUTOMATIC 80s Live at Totara St to see in 2019! Come party the night away with the Big Kids!

Pop Rock

Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand, direct from Los Angeles, performing with a full live band. The worlds number one David Bowie Tribute Show: David Brighton's Space Oddity.

Comedy

The 2nd Annual Mount Comedy fest is back and it has grown! After last year's sell out success, there are now 5 events over 2 venues to choose from....or don't choose and just go to them all.

Pop Rock

Iconic Kiwi rock’n’roll band The Narcs are hitting the summer venues on their ‘Not Over’ Summer Tour. With high-energy drummer Pete (Rooda) Warren of DD Smash onboard, this will be a rocking tour of classic kiwi music and a chance to hear some new tunes including the band’s latest single release ‘Not Over’.

New School

Marlin's Dreaming are heading into the wild of New Zealand over the month of January. Having tasted the sweet sweet touring life last summer for their 'Not That Bad' tour, they simply couldn't wait to get back out there!

Rock

This January, Totara Street will be host to a night of epic live tributes to three of the most iconic and influential bands of the 90's. After sold out shows across New Zealand, Lounge Apes (Nirvana) and Funkadelic monks (RHCP) return to the Mount with a third act - Nothingman (a tribute to Pearl Jam).

Dance Electronic House

DUELLER SOCIETY Featuring ?
(Guest House DJ/Producer & international DJ)
Peak Summer Vibes!!!

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

Latest News

So you wanna be a DJ? These school holidays the records will be spinning and the bass bumping at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara street, Mt Maunganui. The Aotearoa DJ Academy is introducing their popular Digital DJ 101 program from the capital city as a holiday program for all children aged 9 and above.

NZ MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM ANNOUNCE NEW SEMINARS IN WAIKATO AND BAY OF PLENTY. Following the outstanding success of the ‘Make Money From Your Music’ seminars the NZ Music Managers Forum, with thanks to NZ On Air and the Creative Communities Scheme in Hamilton and Tauranga, are returning to Waikato and Bay of Plenty with the essential Stage Two seminar ‘Marketing and Promoting Your Music’.