A Waka Odyssey, Family, Free 23 Feb
As dusk falls, join a cast of thousands on Wellington’s stunning waterfront for the once-in-a-lifetime 2018 New Zealand Festival opening night event, Kupe.
Access, Family 01 – 11 Mar
If this is the future of digital technology, then we like it. More than just screens, this is pure artful inspiration where you make the magic. Come and play.
Circus, Dance, Family 08 – 11 Mar
Whisk the whole family away to a village in Vietnam at À Ố Làng Phố – a circus show of extraordinary feats and infectious fun.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Free, Music 24 Feb
Join friends and whānau for a day of music, food and fun on the Petone Foreshore, as a magnificent fleet of waka land on the beach in part two of A Waka Odyssey celebrations.
Family, Music 10 – 11 Mar
For the first time ever, watch the original Star Wars: A New Hope with its spectacular Oscar-winning soundtrack performed live by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
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 ...
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.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming 26 – 28 Feb
Be among the few lucky Festival-goers to experience one of these mighty Pacific sailing waka in action on Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour.
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.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming 24 – 25 Feb
Gather round for this free, family-friendly evening of Māori storytelling, music and performance and delight in the adventures of young hero Paeora, future navigator.
A Waka Odyssey, Family 25 Feb
Join us to give some love back to this beautiful beach. Together with Sustainable Coastlines' Love Your Coast programme and the Petone Beach Clean-up Crew.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming 03 Mar
Join us for this free, whānau-friendly celebration featuring Pasifika-flavoured fun, music and food galore – the last stop in the Waka Odyssey tour of the Wellington region.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming, Music 27 Feb
Pack a twilight picnic for a concert with a difference on Wellington’s popular Oriental Bay beach.
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming 24 Feb
Come and explore the navigation techniques used by the Pacific Peoples on their journey to Aotearoa in this special drop-in session at Te Papa's new learning lab, Hīnātore.