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Upcoming Events in Wellington


7 Dec 2019 (Sat) - 8 Mar 2020 (Sun)

Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Venture down the rabbit hole this summer at Te Papa’s immersive exhibition Wonderland. Lose yourself in the Hallway of Doors, take part in a digital Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and play at the Queen’s Croquet Ground.
Wonderland is the brand-new exhibition made in Melbourne by ACMI. It celebrates the rich screen history of English author Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories, and Alice’s adventures on film which have been the subject of more than 40 films and over 30 television programs.

The exhibition is an interactive experience which also charts the evolution of special effects from pre-cinema and silent films, to animation, puppetry, live action and computer-generated imagery.

Featuring over 300 enchanting objects, this exhibition will surprise and delight the whole family.
The more curious you are, the more you’ll discover in Wonderland from 7 December to 8 March.

Last session time is 5pm daily. Tickets and pricing from

Summer Pop-up Village

13 Dec 2019 (Fri) - 2 Mar 2020 (Mon)

Pop-Up Village Taranaki Wharf, Taranaki St, Wellington

The Wellington Waterfront Pop-up Village is back!
Nestled alongside beautiful harbour views along the Taranaki Wharf (near Te Papa), you will discover 15 boutique stores each with a unique splash of local design. On weekdays you will also find an array of scrumptious food trucks tempting your taste buds with food from around the globe.

Talented entrepreneurs, artists, and makers with everything from pop-up gift cards to resin jewelry & art prints. Follow your visit with ice cream or coffee on the waterfront. For those visiting the capital for World of Wearable Arts, be sure to stop and find a Wellington treasure to take home with you.

Most shops open between 10am and 4pm when the weather is fine. Open to the public from 12th December 2019–2rd March 2019.

Admission: Free

2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts

21 Feb 2020 (Fri) - 15 Mar 2020 (Sun)

The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

For three weeks, 21 February – 15 March, the biennial New Zealand Festival of the Arts enlivens the creative capital with astonishing artworks of honesty, bravery, beauty and splendour. Experience theatre, dance, music, literature and visual arts throughout the city and region from some of the world’s leading artists.
The Festival continues 30+ years of bold innovation, this year with three guest curators: renowned director, choreographer and artist Lemi Ponifasio; musician and avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson; and comedian and musician Bret McKenzie, each contributing signature selections to the overall Festival programme. Also new for 2020, the ever popular Writer’s programme has been expanded to cover the entire three week duration of the Festival.

2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts highlights include the return of Michael Keegan-Dolan and his dance company Teaċ Daṁsa with MÁM; our symphonic and ceremonial opening event Chosen and Beloved; Släpstick, an astonishing musical comedy; Dimanche a touching look at the end of the world; and a new immersive rom-com wedding with black ties.

Experience vocal excellence with the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Programme 1 and Programme 2) and witness the diversity of choreography in Trois Grandes Fugues by Lyon Opera Ballet. Our Guest curators also premiere exclusive works to the Festival with Laurie Anderson's concert Here Comes the Ocean, a new musical in development with the National Theatre: The Brief and Freighting Reign of Phil with songs and lyrics by Bret McKenzie and an unforgettable new work by visionary artist Lemi Ponifasio and his company MAU in Jerusalem.

The 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts: 3 Guest Curators, 100+ Arts Experiences, 1000s of Conversations Sparked.

Wellington Pride Parade

7 Mar 2020 (Sat)

Courtenay Place, Tennyson Street, Wellington, Wellington

The world’s coolest little capital will once again come alive with a huge celebration of Pride, Love, Inclusion and Diversity.
There will be Dykes on Bikes. There will be drag performers. There will be floats from community groups, charities, our forces and corporates – all coming together to show off the glitz, glamour and glory of our community. There’ll also be 1000s of spectators lining the streets to witness this dazzling annual display of diversity.

Wellington Dragon Boat Festival 2020

7 Mar 2020 (Sat) - 8 Mar 2020 (Sun)

Whairepo Lagoon, Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Held in Wellington over the Summer Festival Season we have 2 Dragon Boat race days where the gloves can come off and teams can compete against each other on the water.

CubaDupa 2020

28 Mar 2020 (Sat) - 29 Mar 2020 (Sun)

Cuba Dupa, 107 Cuba Street, Wellington

The last weekend of summer will see CubaDupa return to the streets of Wellington on the 28th and 29th of March 2020 for the most vibrant and creative event on the calendar.
This free, family friendly event, boats over 19 hours of curated entertainment spanning the genres and creative mediums, and has become synonymous with colour, character, costume and a weekend at which Wellingtonians feel free to bring out their wild side.

With previous programmes including street theatre, dance, roving performances, family entertainment, musical genres from opera to Te Reo thrash metal, second line brass to Balkan beats, indie rock to post punk and dozens of parades, as well as visual, kinetic and tactile installations - the festival has become a creative playground that blurs the line between the audience and performer.

Combining artists from local, national and global stages our focus is about enriching the community with artistic excellence. Offering inclusion, participation and artistic exploration for all, the soul of Cuba St will come to life with over 300 performances by 1500 artists and the annual Moore Wilson’s Street Feast which includes over 100 food vendors and licensed areas in the completely pedestrianised Cuba Street Precinct.

Come, feast your senses and bring out your wild side!

Eagles Of Death Metal

9 Apr 2020 (Thu)

TSB Auditorium (Shed 6), Queens Wharf, Wellington

American Rock band from Palm Desert, California, Eagles of Death Metal return to New Zealand for two shows in Auckland and Wellington. Always controversial, always on the edge – Eagles of Death Metal fans are in for a treat with these full-frontal live shows next April.

Allen Stone

16 Apr 2020 (Thu)

TSB Auditorium (Shed 6), Queens Wharf, Wellington

After an incredible tour in 2019 which still has his fans talking, soul and R&B singer Allen Stone is making a highly anticipated return to Australasia next April. With a new album to share, Allen is set to lure audiences with his dulcet tones in Wellington and Auckland after his Bluesfest Byron Bay performance this Easter.
The evolution of an artist is a powerful process to observe. Allen Stone’s journey and evolution has been part pain and beauty. From the basements and small clubs of Seattle to sold out shows across the world, including Australia and New Zealand, Allen has taken the long tireless road to building an audience and dedicated fanbase that is there for every word. On his new album ‘Building Balance’, Allen’s live show is combined with the art of song craft, and the results are a thing of beauty.

His latest album is a textured amalgam of R&B and soul, putting front and centre a fully evolved artist who has grown into his own and learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life: the vices of the past and the gifts of the present, career and family, the brilliant highs and discouraging lows. Known for his witty, kitsch online videos, phenomenal stage presence and incredible vocals, Allen Stone loves playing Australasia and we are excited to welcome him back with open arms.

The Ten Tenors

24 Apr 2020 (Fri)

Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand.
The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and arias of all time from their latest album Love Is In The Air.

The Wellington Food Show

22 May 2020 (Fri) - 24 May 2020 (Sun)

Sky Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

Do you love food and wine? Do you consider yourself a foodie? Or do you just love to eat? The Wellington Food Show is the event for you.
It’s is where you can try and buy the very best local and international food, wine, beer and so much more! If you love to cook and entertain, The Food Show is the perfect spot to gather inspiration. Discover recipes and hot tips from top celebrity chefs in the NEFF Cooking Theatre or if you’re looking to find the best deals, don’t look past the incredible show-only deals from over 170 exhibitors.

There’s something for all tastes in the brand new Deli Collective, New New New Street Food Alley, Brewers’ Lane, Artisan Village and the Ceres Organics Healthy Hub Kitchen. All demonstrations and feature zones are included free with your entry ticket making it the biggest foodie day out ever!

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