Neil Oliver to perform live in NZ this January

Neil Oliver, the acclaimed archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of the worldwide hit TV series Coast, is set to perform at Auckland Town Hall and Wellington’s St James Theatre this January.

Audiences will enjoy an intimate evening as Oliver brings British and New Zealand history to life, delving into the stories, facts and revelations of the geography, history, people and marine life from his travels around our nation’s 16,000-kilometre coastline.

Oliver is one of the world’s most compelling TV presenters, popularising history programming with stories of heroic figures and everyday lives from the past. A respected broadcaster, Neil is the presenter of Coast, the UK series which explores the natural and social history of the British coastline, and Coast New Zealand which is now filming its third series for TVNZ One which will air in 2018.

Trained as an archaeologist and journalist, Oliver made his television debut in the BBC’s Two Men in a Trench which featured Neil and close friend Tony Pollard visiting historic battlefields and recreating battle situations using state-of-the art archaeological techniques. His shows A History of Scotland, followed by A History of Ancient Britain, A History of Celtic Britain and Vikings have seen him delving into Britain’s historic past to tell the amazing stories of the technical, cultural and political revolutions which shaped Britain. In Coast New Zealand Oliver travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand showing audiences around the world the picturesque beauty and fascinating history of Aotearoa.

NEIL OLIVER: Live on Stage is proudly presented by Auckland Live, Venues Wellington and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand.

'Oliver is an immensely popular presenter who has a knack for making dry facts and stories sizzle and glisten'. - The Sunday Times, UK


Tickets for NEIL OLIVER: Live on Stage can be purchased from or 0800 111 999


Wednesday 17th January at 7pm Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
Auckland Live pre-sale from 12pm (midday) Monday 4th December Ticketmaster pre-sale from 3pm Monday 4th December
General On Sale from 9am Tuesday 5th December

Thursday 18th January at 7:30pm St James Theatre
Venues Wellington pre-sale from 12pm (midday) Monday 4th December. Ticketmaster pre-sale from 3pm Monday 4th December
General On Sale from 9am Tuesday 5th December

For more information please contact:

Chris Henry // 818 +64 21 670 604