Keeping up appearances in a world on thin ice

Theatre Selling fast


A wild celebration of life’s peaks and valleys

Dance Music Selling fast

Kate Tempest

An explosion of verse and song raging against apathy

Music Selling fast

القدس Jerusalem

Extremes exist in one metaphorical place

Dance Theatre


Flying violins! Speed skating ballerinos! Astonishing musical buffoonery!

Theatre Music Selling fast

Trois Grandes Fugues

Three major choreographers interpret one masterpiece from Beethoven

Dance Selling fast

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

A surreal musical satire on tyranny

Theatre Music Sold out

The Calling

Improvisational and incantatory music with Laurie Anderson’s ensemble


Peter Sellars – Kopernikus

A ritual opera of death made for the living



As much a dance movement as a social revolution

Te Ata Dance Theatre

In Search of Dinozord

Intrepid imaginings transform a war-ravaged Congo

Dance Theatre Selling fast


Two families, two cultures ... tu meke

Theatre Music Selling fast

One Festival, Many Voices

Three guest curators have selected many of the events in the 2020 Festival. Experience their worldview through their signature selections.

More about the curatorial process

Article Magazine

  • A Window into te Ao Māori: Who's that Kapa?

    In this week's Window into te Ao Māori, Tama Ale Samoa introduces us to an award-wining group from Tairāwhiti, te Kapa Haka o Waihīrere.
  • Five Questions for Joel Amosa

    Joel Amosa, winner of the 2018 Lexus Song Quest, is taking on the role of Masetto in Wellington Opera's production of Don Giovanni. This production, the first for Wellington Opera, opens on Saturday 17 April.
  • Wellington Jazz Festival 2021: Here are Your Headliners

    Creative Director Marnie Karmelita and Director Ngā Toi Māori Mere Boynton introduce the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival Headliners: The Nathan Haines Octet, Whirimako Black and Michael Houstoun and the Rodger Fox Big Band.