OnStage Manawatū

OnStage Manawatū’s objective is the promotion of the performing arts in Palmerston North and surrounds and to assist community and charitable causes. Club groups perform at retirement villages around the city. The club also awards a $500 scholarship annually to a young artist. Until March 2020 the club was known as the Manawatū Savage Club, established in 1908. The name change was the first step in modernising and simplifying the club’s customs and formats.

How to Join

Membership is open by nomination signed and seconded by current members. This process can be initiated by contacting the secretary, Mrs Nancy Tawharu on 06 357 4253 or at nanterry@xtra.co.nz.

Membership Fees

The membership subscription is $40 a year, which entitles members to a discounted $7 admission to the monthly concerts. Admission is $10 for non-members. The admission fee includes supper between Acts 1 and 2.

When and where we meet

OnStage Manawatū holds a public concert in its rooms at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month 10 months of the year. These productions feature the club’s own swing band and orchestra as well as acts of various kinds performed by members and, each month, a guest artist(s).

Contact Details

Nancy Tawharu




100 Campbell Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand