Carnivorous Plant Society

Carnivorous Plant Society

Carnivorous Plant Society are back! Allow New Zealand’s favourite psychedelic jazz band to take you on a journey from the streets of Mexico City to the mountains of Asia then straight to the depths of hell!

The talented quartet of four of New Zealand’s most accomplished musicians perform their original compositions that will ignite the imaginations of both children and adults alike. 

Band-leader Finn Scholes plays almost every instrument under the sun. He has performed with countless top acts including: Neil Finn, Katchafire, Avalanche City, Tiny Ruins and Hopetoun Brown.

The stories told in the music are echoed visually by hand-drawn animations drawn by band-leader Finn Scholes, who happens to be NZ’s best trumpet player (and who also plays tuba, vibraphone, piano, and organ).

Stories of dystopian futures, alien empires and trans-dimensional travel will unfold and your mind is guaranteed to melt. 


“Wonderful!” – John Campbell, Radio NZ

“Some serious instrument playing going on!” – Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ

“Wonderful bunch of extremely talented musicians… they wowed the audience last night.”  4th Wall theatre

Duration: 80 minutes with interval.

Tickets (+ fee): Senior/Student $20; Adult $25.

You can purchase online at or directly from the Opera House Ticket Office between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.

The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

9 April 2021 - 7:30am to 9:00am