Artist Talk, Dance, Theatre 14 – 17 Mar
An extraordinary adaptation of the beloved classic. Soaring dance, boundary-busting theatre and song combine with live Irish folk music with a Nordic noir twist.
Theatre 16 – 18 Mar
Based on the experiences of children who lived through the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, this thrilling, moving and surprisingly humorous drama portrays extreme events but through a child’s eyes.
Access, Family, Music, Theatre 14 – 18 Mar
Peter is not supposed to leave his grandfather’s house. There are wolves lurking in the forest and it’s not safe. Follow Peter as he travels deep into the woods, vanquish your fear, but don’t look behind you ...
Artist Talks, Dance, Theatre 15 Mar
Get up close and personal with the boundary-busting cast of The Wellington Airport Season of Swan Lake / Loch Na hEala in this free, public post-show Artist Talk.
Festival Club, Music, Theatre 07 – 08 Mar
Named the stand-out cabaret of the year by the New ZealandHerald, Valerie is gig-theatre at its finest.
Theatre 07 – 11 Mar
Watch a home, brimming with the stuff of life, evolve before your very eyes on stage in this interactive art installation with a twist – created by multi-award-winning actor, illusionist and inventor Geoff Sobelle.
Access, Artist Talk, Theatre 07 – 11 Mar
Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry becomes a fearless and enchanting piece of theatre under the direction of Anapela Polata'ivao and a cast of six powerful Pasefika actresses.
Artist Talks, Theatre 10 Mar
Led by writer Tusiata Avia and director Anapela Polata’ivao, hear from the strong female voices behind Wild Dogs Under My Skirt in this free, public post-show Artist Talk.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming, Theatre 24 Feb – 04 Mar
Kupe, the great Pacific explorer and navigator, is the hero of this lively, lyrical solo show by treasured local poet and storyteller Apirana Taylor.
Artist Talks, Theatre 28 Feb
Meet the dynamic cast behind the five-star, UK smash-hit The Weta Digital Season of Barber Shop Chronicles at this free, public post-show Artist Talk.
Dance, Family, Music, Theatre 23 Feb – 05 Mar
A multi-award-winning collaboration, Rushes is an inter-arts experience like no other. Immerse yourself in this unique show where live music gig meets art gallery meets theatre, dance and film.
Access, Theatre 24 Feb – 04 Mar
A sell-out London hit that tackles the big topics against an energetic backdrop of banter, boasting and African beats.
Artist Talks, Theatre 27 Feb
Learn how director John Collins and the Elevator Repair Service ensemble brought the classic Ernest Hemingway novel to life in The Select (The Sun Also Rises) in this free, public post-show Artist Talk.
Dance, Theatre 03 – 04 Mar
This cutting-edge dance–theatre hybrid has taken international stages by storm. See why, in this, its final world tour performance. You won’t regret it – or forget it.
Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts 23 Feb – 04 Mar
The Performance Arcade brings together Live Art, Music and Performance in a specially curated event on Wellington Waterfront. Its unique double story arrangement of shipping containers provides a temporary architecture for live music and new performance installations by NZ and International artists.
Theatre 28 Feb – 04 Mar
Who took the life of baby Ara? Challenging and thought-provoking, Bless the Child is a story of life and death, good versus evil, and an unflinching look at our society through a Māori lens.
Festival Club, Theatre 03 Mar
Australia’s most popular live storytelling series, Barefaced Stories, lands in Wellington for one massive New Zealand Festival Club night.