Mōu tēnei wāhi, mō tātou katoa,
Ko te manaakitanga te kaupapa!

This space is for you, and for us all
To uplift each other’s mana is the purpose! 

This summer, we’re making a space for you, your friends, whānau and communities at the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts. Space to experience an emotional journey, to discover more about yourself and others, and to come together through the arts.

Running every two years since 1986, Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts is the nation’s largest celebration of cutting-edge arts experiences based in the Wellington region. Our 24 day programme features free and family events including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and more.

From the spectacular to small and perfectly formed performances - the Festival has selected artists defined by their incredible skill, boundless imagination and artistic bravery. 

In the Festival you can voyage to the future; connect to histories, land and spiritual realms through ritual, stories and classical forms; and meet characters and writers from around the globe - all from the capital Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

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