Past Event8 Dec - 10 Dec 2022


No longer available

The Civic


After sold-out seasons all around Australia since 2019, and an award-winning debut at Adelaide Fringe, MATADOR proudly comes to Auckland in 2022 for its international debut.

Inspired by a tale as old as time, MATADOR is a fiery fusion of burlesque, dance, and jaw-dropping circus acts. Set across a fiery Spanish sunset, this is a thematic tale of forbidden love, carnal desires, passion and pain, a tale of a love torn bull & the seductive Matador!

The show takes audiences on an emotionally charged journey through love and its many faces; from the first moments you lay your eyes on that someone special, the butterflies, the flirting and sometimes, the doubt. A journey of self-discovery, identity, and sexuality, of lust, sex, and passion. The show also explores the trials and tribulations of love, from the pain of unrequited love to the effects of infidelity on a relationship.

MATADOR is a celebration of love, friendship and the bonds that hold us together. Comprising a colourful cast of 14 incredible performers, MATADOR features non-stop entertainment from start to finish. High energy commercial dance pieces, beautiful, touching contemporary and ballet acts as well as steamy Latin numbers intertwine with saucy burlesque acts, pole dancing and hair-raising aerial and circus acts.


Update 19 May: Due to ongoing restrictions, Bass Fam Creative Family announces the postponement of MATADOR – The Show in June 2022. 
The new performance dates are: 

  • Thursday 8 December 2022, 7:30pm (previously Thursday, 9 June 2022) 
  • Friday 9 December 2022, 7:30pm (previously Friday, 10 June 2022) 
  • Saturday 10 December 2022, 7:30pm (previously Saturday, 11 June 2022) 

If you can’t make the new date and require a refund, please follow the steps here. It is imperative that you follow the instructions to ensure your request is actioned correctly. Refund requests must be submitted prior to 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2022


Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. You can also take a virtual accessibility tour of the venue. 

Meet the cast of Matador

Check out the show


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