Circus, Family, SchoolFest
Whisk the whole class away to a village in Vietnam at À Ố Làng Phố – a circus show of extraordinary feats and infectious fun by a cast of daredevil acrobats and musicians.
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 ...
A vivid, compelling and at times hilarious cast of characters brings Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s enchanting and provocative poetry to life on the stage.
Artist Talks, SchoolFest, Theatre
A sell-out London hit that tackles the big topics against an energetic backdrop of banter, boasting and African beats. Lively, life-affirming and “irresistibly joyful”.
Based on the experiences of children who lived through the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, this sell-out drama portrays extreme events through a child’s eyes – naively wonderful, moving and unsettlingly funny.
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.
SchoolFest, Theatre 09 Mar
On stage, a house appears. Watch it fill room by room as generations of inhabitants move in, grow up, get old, argue, do laundry, fall in love, work and party.
Artist Talks, SchoolFest, Theatre 27 Feb – 01 Mar
Based on Ernest Hemingway's classic novel The Sun Also Rises and set in the jazz age of post–World War I Europe, a group of lost youths is on a quest for freedom, love and life.
Dance, Music, SchoolFest 16 Mar
One of New Zealand's most acclaimed choreographers, Michael Parmenter, returns to the Festival with The New Zealand Dance Company for the world premiere season of OrphEus – a dance opera.
Dance, Music, SchoolFest, Spectacular 27 – 28 Feb
Meditative and explosive. Modern and spiritual. This remarkable fusion of martial arts, tai chi, dance, bold percussion and stunning visual effects will hook you in with its powerful, hypnotic pull.
Artist Talks, Music, SchoolFest 16 Mar
Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos whose keys tap dance ghostly toccatas. Welcome to a brave new world where self-playing instruments rule.