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  • None 00:00:00 None 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland CAF Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science! 14 & 15 Sept 6:00pm / 16 Sept 2:00pm The Great Hall

CAF Festival Lounge: CAF Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science!

14 Sep to 16 Sep

Bursting with enthusiasm, charm and 19th century wit, Ernest will take you on a verbal walking tour through his unbelievable life of science and adventure. Be warned, the front three rows might get wet…with knowledge! 

Written and performed by Nic Sampson (2016 Fred Award Finalist, writer for TV3’s Jono and Ben and Funny Girls

"hugely fun, surprisingly sweet and peppered with enough well selected scientific and historical facts to send you scurrying to Wikipedia afterwards" - Metro Magazine 

"His characterisation is second to none, and for well over an hour he had the audience in the palm of his hand, laughing on every command.”  – 

Recommended age: 12+ 

School Performances also available. Contact

Exclusive Offer: Combine this show with a visit to Rutherford's Den and get a specially reduced entry price of $3.00 for school students and $8.00 for adults. Plan a trip to the Den before or after the show, or come back another day – your entry into the Den will be valid for the whole duration of the Christchurch Arts Festival, 30 August to 17 September. Simply present your show ticket in the Rutherford’s Den shop in the Clock Tower at the Arts Centre. The Den is open 10am-5pm, 7 days.


14 Sep to 16 Sep
Time: 14 & 15 Sept 6:00pm / 16 Sept 2:00pm
Venue: The Great Hall
Official Website: Click here
Pricing: $39 / Conc $36 / Family $110 (4 tickets with max 2 adults, add up to 2 extra child tickets $29 each) / Student Rush $20
Event Categories: Festivals, Performance