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Upcoming Events in Wellington

Chocolate Factory Tours 2018

28 Apr 2018 (Sat) - 22 Dec 2018 (Sat)

Wellington Chocolate Factory, 5 Eva St, Te Aro, Wellington

Come join us to learn about the world of chocolate making, as this tour introduces you to the entire process of making chocolate at the Wellington Chocolate Factory, Aotearoa's first open to the public 'bean-to-bar' chocolate factory.
So what exactly is a factory tour at the Wellington Choclate Factory?
One of our extremely knowledgeable team members will guide the days tour group through the factory while explaining what cacao is, how it becomes chocolate, why single origin makes a difference and what we do that makes our chocolate so special.

You'll learn what it means to be ethical in the world of chocolate and you'll learn the full process from start to finish, bean to bar.

After you are shown around the factory, your guide will gather everyone around the center table for a tasting of some of our bars side by side so you can you can put what you've just learned into practice.

After the tasting, a cup of our delicious single origin drinking chocolate will be made up for each tour attendee to enjoy (milk alternatives available), questions are welcomed at this time. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour depending on crowd involvement.

The Vegan Vault - All Vegan Night Market

2 Jun 2018 (Sat) - 3 Dec 2018 (Mon)

The Vegan Vault, 171 Victoria St, Wellington

Come check out Wellingtons monthly all vegan night market and join this event.
There will be food, drinks, live music and animal friendly charities with merchandise under one roof.

Keep an eye peeled for our vendor announcements leading up to the market night and for a chance to win $10 vouchers to use on the night.

The Quinn’s Post Trench Experience

5 Jul 2018 (Thu) - 30 Nov 2018 (Fri)

The Great War Exhibition, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle St, Wellington

Live moment to moment, as the ANZAC troops did in the trenches at GallipolI, only a bomb’s throw away from the Turks.
In this unique re-creation of Quinn’s Post, encounter the noise, the explosions, the stench, the confined environment those men had to deal with during the ferocious struggle between opposing forces. At times confronting, this will be an experience like no other!

The Trench Experience may be booked as a stand-alone option, however, our combo deal is the best way to experience The Great War Exhibition and Quinn’s Post Trench Experience. Our combo includes admission, a 45-minute guided tour from one of our knowledgeable guides and the 30-minute sensory experience within The Trench.

The Quinn's Post Trench Experience lasts 30 minutes with the first experience at 9.10am, the last at 5.10pm, and sessions nearly every 10 minutes in between. Due to the popularity of The Trench Experience, we advise booking in advance via our website. Larger groups may need to book consecutive tours, 10 minutes apart. Feel free to phone us if you have a large group.

The Quinn’s Post Trench sensory experience may not be suitable for all visitors. The experience is not recommended for children below the age of 8 as some children may find this experience disturbing. Parental guidance is essential.

Exhibition open daily 9am–6pm.

John Walsh: A Portrait of A Portrait of Ūawa Tolaga Bay

8 Nov 2018 (Thu) - 10 Feb 2019 (Sun)

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Of Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and Irish descent, John Walsh was brought up in Ūawa Tolaga Bay.
Best known for his sublime, ethereal landscapes with dense narratives, A Portrait of Ūawa Tolaga Bay He Whakaahua o Ūawa is a major survey of Walsh's portrait paintings. The exhibition includes the 20-metre long A Portrait of Tolaga Bay in 1980, shown in public for the first time since the 1980s. John will be in the gallery restoring this work during the opening weeks of the show.

Puss In Boots - The Pantomime

16 Nov 2018 (Fri) - 23 Dec 2018 (Sun)

Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

By: Paul Jenden Director: Susan Wilson Music: Michael Nicholas Williams
A poor widow woman, Mrs Miller, and her son Arthur live in Aro Valley and dream of winning the Big Wednesday Lotto and moving to a big house in posh Karori. Arthur finds he has been left a cat in his father’s will. It’s clever, talking Puss in Boots!!!

Follow their exciting adventures as they set out to find riches and come across a down-on-his-luck King, his feisty daughter and a marauding ogre! Will they find fortune? Will they outwit the wicked Ogre who wants to destroy wonderful Wellington? Will they live happily ever after?

If your boots are made for walkin’ then walk right along to Circa for this year’s panto… and of course look out for our magnificent Panto Dame.

2018 Wellington Japan Festival

24 Nov 2018 (Sat)

TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

The Japan Festival of Wellington offers a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy Japanese food, crafts, culture and performers.
Sample delicious Japanese dumplings, take part in the graceful tea ceremony, try your hand at origami paper folding and learn how to make beautiful ikebana flower displays. The festival also features breathtaking martial arts demonstrations, taiko drumming and calligraphy.

This year's international performers include chindon'ya (street musicians) and taiko drumming trio YuNiOn and shamisen sensation Noriko Tadano from Australia.

Admission: Free

Summer Sounds

24 Nov 2018 (Sat) - 9 Mar 2019 (Sat)

Aro Park, Aro Street, Wellington

Wellington is a hothouse of talent! Summer Sounds are coming to Aro Park.

A Russian Triple Bill

1 Dec 2018 (Sat) - 2 Dec 2018 (Sun)

The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia & New Zealand.
Act 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III)
A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all.

Act 2 – Les Sylphides
A short ballet in one act about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman.

Act 3 – Carmen
Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

“Bold, Brave Russians.”

“In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can’t help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers.” - The West Australian

The ABBA Show

14 Dec 2018 (Fri)

The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute - The ABBA Show - is coming to town!
Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances, a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators Abbasolutely fabbaulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!

Wellington Pasifika Festival

19 Jan 2019 (Sat)

Odlins Plaza, 21 Cable St, Wellington

Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific right here in Wellington. There will be delicious food to buy, free family-friendly activities, and performances by traditional and contemporary Pacific artists.
The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts, cultural and political landscape and user-friendly city parks and environments. It is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs and supports the vision that Wellington is a vibrant, creative capital.

Get out and make the most of the summer in one of the world’s most liveable cities… To discover Wellington’s free outdoor events head to wellington.govt.nz/summercity

An Evening With Nigella Lawson

23 Jan 2019 (Wed)

Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Nigella Lawson: Direct from London’s West End.
She is one of the most successful food writers of all time, having sold more than ten million cookbooks worldwide, teaching us How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess. Now it’s time to meet the woman behind the cookbooks.

Direct from London’s West End, An Evening with Nigella Lawson is Nigella’s brand-new show, where she tells her own remarkable culinary story, live on stage.

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