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.
Music 15 Mar
Celebrated for her mesmerising voice and interpretative depth, Grammy Award–winning Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the titans of grand opera and French chanson.
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 ...
Circus, Festival Club 15 – 16 Mar
“Every minute counts” (The Guardian) in Knee Deep, from Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourites Casus Circus. Come experience the thrilling push and pull of this cutting-edge circus for yourself.
Access, Family, Music, SchoolFest, Theatre 15 Mar
Auckland’s renowned Silo Theatre brings today’s kids an electric reimagining of the beloved children’s classic. Students will follow Peter as he travels deep into the woods. But be warned ... 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.
Free, Visual Arts 23 Feb – 08 Apr
This exhibition brings to light the risks that climate change presents to Pacific Island women and the issues we share as Pacific neighbours.
Free, Visual Arts 03 Mar – 15 Jul
Venice Biennale works by Michael Stevenson, Michael Parekowhai, Simon Denny and more.
Visual Arts 10 Feb – 15 Apr
Discover the amazing secrets behind the world’s most famous painting.
Free, Visual Arts 24 Feb – 24 Jun
How meaning and value are challenged through the often-surprising materials used in contemporary jewellery from Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Visual Arts 21 Feb – 15 Apr
Using the entire gallery as his stage, this new solo exhibition continues the artist's investigation into cinema and performance as mechanisms of violence and counterviolence.
Free, Visual Arts 21 Feb – 01 Jan
A major new public sculpture will be launched for the opening of the Festival, created by internationally recognised, Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson, and commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust.
Free, Visual Arts 01 Mar – 27 May
The 15th annual Adam Portraiture Award – New Zealand's premier portrait competition – exhibits the best in contemporary painted portraiture.
A Waka Odyssey, Kupe Dreaming 24 Feb – 18 Mar
Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s Māori taonga or treasures and enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Māori culture and traditions unique.