Performing Arts

CMNZ Blackbird Ensemble

7.30pm - 9.05pm

Claire Cowan's Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries that will leave you feeling like you've time-travelled into a strange new reality.


Cross-over Contemporary, NZ Contemporary



For further information please contact the ICC Ticketing Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Phone (03) 211 1692.

A general admission event at the Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill.


Tickets apply to ages 18 years and over.


Tickets apply to 5-17 years.


Applies to Senior Citizens, Tertiary Students and the Unwaged.  Suitable ID may be requested upon entry.

Student Rush

Tertiary Students $10.00 (plus fees) on the night of the performance only.  ID is required.

Groups of 6

$216.00 (plus fees) when you book a group of six adults. 

"5 for 40" School Groups

$40.00 (plus fees) when you book a school group of five (one teacher/adult and four children) on the night of the performance only.

Pre-Concert Talk

A free pre-concert talk will take place 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. These are a great way to discover more about the performance.

Wheelchair Spaces

Please contact the ICC Ticketing Office to book your space.

Drinks & Snacks

Available to purchase pre-show and during interval. 

Show Running Time

1 hour 35 minutes approx. (including interval).

Box Office

Our main doors open one hour prior to the performance start time for Box Office ticket sales (subject to availability).

Photography & Filming

Not permitted.

Pick-up Tickets

Internet or phone purchased pick-up tickets will be available for collection from the ICC Ticketing, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, after 2.30pm the day following your purchase (on business working days).  Any uncollected tickets, or tickets purchased for pick-up on the day of the event, can be collected from the venue in the hour before the event commences.


Tickets to all events at the Civic Theatre must be purchased from TICKET ROCKET or an affiliated local agency. Tickets purchased through a third party or unauthorised seller will result in tickets being void and your entry into the event being restricted.

Ticket Details
Adult $46.00, Child $15.00 (5-17yrs), Concessions $39.00 (with ID), Student Rush $10.00 (with ID on night only) - plus service fees
Ticket Outlet
ICC Ticketing Office, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, Ph (03) 211 1692, or online with Ticket Rocket
Contact / Organiser
Civic Theatre
(03) 211 1777