Across the Great Divide


Wednesday 18 September 2024




World music in a true folk roots fusion. Acoustic Americana meets Celtic Spirit. Here come Across the Great Divide, featuring traditional, contemporary, and original songs and tunes from Celtic, Scandinavian and Americana roots.

Featuring guitarist and arguably NZ’s finest dobro player Tony Burt, internationally respected and gifted Swedish saxophonist, Hanna Wiskari Griffiths and music specialist and Scots traditionalist, on harp, guitar, and vocals, Karen Jones.

Unknowingly you are drawn into and welcomed to their special Transatlantic musical world. Original and traditional tunes and airs; Americana original compositions all receive the same skill and passion in their delivery until you are no longer aware of their different musical roots, nor any divide at all.

An Across The Great Divide concert isn’t a quiet affair. Strap yourself in for a wild, toe tapping and emotion laden journey, perfectly held together by their passion for their traditions.



ADULT: $45 + booking fees
CHILD (16 & under): $35 + booking fees
SENIOR/STUDENT: $40 + booking fees
BAR LEANER PACKAGE (4 bar leaner seats, bottle of wine & snacks): $200 + booking fees

Refer our Terms & Conditions


House Information


We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible venues in the city. We have flat access through the studio doors. Taxis can drop off and pick up patrons from outside the front of the theatre and we can order a taxi for you after the show. There are accessible toilets and lift access to the studio. If you have any concerns or questions regarding accessing the studio please get in touch with our friendly staff.

Bar Service

Our bar has a selection of New Zealand wines and beers as well as juices, water and light snacks. The bars will be closed five minutes before the show’s published start time.

Theatre Etiquette

People come to the Regent Theatre to have a great night out. So everyone has a good time, we ask all our patrons to be courteous to those around them.

  • Please turn off all your electronic devices before you come into the auditorium.
  • If you have taken snacks from our bar back to your seat, try not to rustle when the house lights go down.
  • If you are late to a show, get comfortable in our bar area until we can turn the house lights back on so you can find your seat.
  • Camera flashes occasionally make performers stumble – over their lines or their feet – so we prefer that you don’t use flash (or any other) photography.
  • Please keep your feet on the floor – someone counting the beat on the back of your seat can be distracting.
  • Dancing in the aisles sounds like fun but it might make our Circle collapse. If you really need to dance (and it’s the right sort of show), please book seats in the Stalls or make your way out to the foyer.
  • We encourage you to introduce your children to the arts, but please also teach them to watch and listen quietly and peacefully.
17 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016
Otago, New Zealand
PO Box 5036, Dunedin, 9058
Mon-Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Box office is also open one hour before shows