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Summer Arts Festival 2023/2024
12 Dec 2023  to 30 Apr 2024
Art Cultural Festival Multidisciplinary

Summer Arts Festival 2023/2024

Immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of artistic experiences. From captivating exhibitions to thought-provoking performances, interactive workshops to engaging talks, the Summer Art Festival offers a kaleidoscope of opportunities to explore, engage, and ignite your passion for the arts.

Venue:  Whakatāne & Ōhope
Region:  Bay of Plenty  / 
Boon Sculpture Trail
03 Feb 2024  to 31 Mar 2024
Art Exhibition Festival Live event Multidisciplinary Public Art

Boon Sculpture Trail

Shape-shift your summer in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. With twenty-three temporary outdoor sculptures, Hamilton Central will be transformed into an Artscape for everyone to enjoy.

Venue:  Hamilton Central
Region:  Waikato  / 
Auckland Philharmonia 2024 Season
15 Feb 2024  to 15 Dec 2024
Music

Auckland Philharmonia 2024 Season

Priority booking now available for the Auckland Philharmonia 2024 Season.

Venue:  Assorted Venues
Region:  Auckland  / 
PANNZ Arts Market 2024
04 Mar 2024  to 06 Mar 2024
OTHER

PANNZ Arts Market 2024

Nau mai, haere mai to Aotearoa's premiere event for artists, producers, presenters and industry leaders from across the performing arts sector.

Venue:  Auckland Town Hall, Concert Chamber
Region:  Auckland  / 
Off Centre Festival
08 Mar 2024  to 09 Mar 2024
Art Cultural Festival

Off Centre Festival

For two nights and one day, The Arts Centre will be bursting with music, comedy, circus, theatre, food, and vibrant entertainment. Off Centre is a solid mix of arts and entertainment for everyone, with family-friendly and free events as well as ticketed performances.

Venue:  The Arts Centre | Te Matatiki Toi Ora
Region:  Christchurch  / 
Musical Theatre NZ Conference, AGM and Training Weekend - 2024
15 Mar 2024  to 17 Mar 2024
Conference Theatre

Musical Theatre NZ Conference, AGM and Training Weekend - 2024

An immersive 3 day conference for the theatre community; featuring a wide variety of theatre related development, connection/networking opportunities and celebratory functions.

Venue:  Distinction Hotel - Rotorua
Region:  Bay of Plenty  / 
Māoriland Film Festival 2024
20 Mar 2024  to 24 Mar 2024
Art Cultural Exhibition Festival Film

Māoriland Film Festival 2024

Experience the world of Indigenous film at the 11th Māoriland Film Festival, Aotearoa’s International Indigenous Film Festival, held annually in Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast.

Venue:  Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast, Aotearoa
Region:  Wellington  / 
Design Assembly | Women in Design DAY | Design & You 2024
22 Mar 2024  to 22 Mar 2024
Art Conference Craft Cultural Hui/Wananga Live event Multidisciplinary Seminar/Public Lecture

Design Assembly | Women in Design DAY | Design & You 2024

Design Assembly is excited to introduce the inaugural DA Women in Design DAY (Design and You) 2024 — an annual event dedicated to fostering community, celebration, and education among women in the design industry in Aotearoa New Zealand. The talks will explore the theme 'The personal is political: How has your backgr

Venue:  Bracu Estate Pavilion
Region:  Auckland  /  Bay of Plenty  /  Waikato  / 
Auckland Philharmonia | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Other Worlds
28 Mar 2024  to 28 Mar 2024
Music

Auckland Philharmonia | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Other Worlds

Mendelssohn - The Hebrides | Sibelius - Symphony No.2

Venue:  Auckland Town Hall
Region:  Auckland  / 
Big Screen Symposium 2024
05 Apr 2024  to 06 Apr 2024
Conference Film Hui/Wananga Symposium

Big Screen Symposium 2024

Big Screen Symposium is for people working in the screen industry. With a stellar line-up of local & international speakers, be immersed in two days of conversations, workshops, panel discussions & case studies. This year’s theme is Stepping into the Unknown | Te Kai a te Waewae e Kimi

Venue:  Victory Convention Centre Auckland
Region:  Auckland  / 
Auckland Philharmonia | Bayleys Great Classics: Viennese Feast
11 Apr 2024  to 11 Apr 2024
Music

Auckland Philharmonia | Bayleys Great Classics: Viennese Feast

Haydn - Violin Concerto No.1 | Schubert - Symphony No.6 ‘Little C major’

Venue:  Auckland Town Hall
Region:  Auckland  / 
Auckland Philharmonia | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Bach & Bruckner
02 May 2024  to 02 May 2024
Music

Auckland Philharmonia | The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Bach & Bruckner

J.S. Bach - Keyboard Concerto No.4 & No.5 | Bruckner - Symphony No.9

Venue:  Auckland Town Hall
Region:  Auckland  /