More Info Arthur Street Loft Orchestra
23 Apr 2018 (Mon) - 28 May 2018 (Mon)
The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington
A creative residency for large ensembles featuring new music by Wellington composers.
Jasmine Lovell Smith and Jake Baxendale
April 9th & May 7th
Cinematic themes and reverberant variations for ten-piece chamber jazz band.
Callum Allardice and Daniel Hayles
April 16th & May 14th
Contemporary jazz for 17 piece big band from the multi-award winning composer and friends.
April 23rd & May 21st
Ethiopian scales and electronic instruments clash in this long form jazz experiment.
April 30th and May 28th
A chaotic 18-piece big band, augmented by a string section, combine classical, jazz and folk in a search for a expression of Aotearoa, NZ in the present.
23 Apr 2018 (Mon) - 5 Jul 2018 (Thu)
Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Step in the odd wonderland of Imagi-Nation and prepare to be wowed!
This obscure, topsy-turvey world is a place of tactile and sensory discovery. Explore the landscape of Imagi-Nation, both big and small, peek into mini-worlds of wonder, or listen to the silly languages. Imagi-Nation is an illustration of the possibility of a child's imagination.
Weird and wonderful, kooky and colourful, in Imagi-Nation children will take part in activities to construct from their imagination, discovering things they've never seen before! Imagi-Nation can be anything you want it to be!
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.
13 May 2018 (Sun) - 17 Jun 2018 (Sun)
Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
We’re back and we have no idea what we are doing.
The Improvisors - Circa One.
Comedy Festival April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.
The non Festival May 27, June 3, June 10 and June 17.
Take two teams of Improvisors, throw them at the mercy of the audience and watch the magic! Circa has been the home of Theatresports for over two decades and now this is your chance to be part of the comedy sensation with a new and unique show every Sunday. No one can predict what will happen but we can guarantee the laughs.
That highly entertaining scenarios can be conjured out of thin air by people whose major skill is to listen to each other, accept what is offered and build on it with alacrity, still rates as small miracles to me. – Theatreview
LUX Light Festival
18 May 2018 (Fri) - 22 May 2018 (Tue)
Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
The dark nights of winter will bring this year's brightest experiences when LUX Light Festival transforms Wellington's Waterfront and city laneways into a fantastical array of stunning light art this May.
Presenting a whole new programme of installations, performances, and inter-activities from both New Zealand and abroad, LUX invites people of all ages to bundle up, head out, and get into the glow of the world's most cutting edge light art, design, and technology.
Step into our World; become it.
Glow In the Dark Glow-Worm Tours
18 May 2018 (Fri) - 14 Sep 2018 (Fri)
Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington
A fascinating tour into the world of the glow-worm. This outdoor night-time tour takes about one hour and is designed for children 7 years and older.
Meet at the Founders’ entrance to #WellingtonBotanicGarden on Glenmore Street. Please bring your printed ticket and a torch. We'll see you there!
Watch the Wellington Gardens Facebook page for cancellations and rain day postponement announcements or call the Treehouse Visitor Centre on 04 499 1400. This tour is operated by the Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden.
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.
ANZ Premiership Netball - Central Pulse vs WBOP Magic
17 Jun 2018 (Sun)
TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
You won’t find a better way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon than popping along to catch a birds-eye view of the Round 7 match between Central Pulse and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.
The Pulse welcome the Magic to the second outing of the season at their Wellington waterfront home of TSB Bank Arena on June 17.
Helping guide the NZU21 team to the World Youth Cup title in 2017, rising young shooters Tiana Metuarau, for the Pulse, and Magic’s Monica Falkner will play key roles for their respective teams in this must-watch clash.
2018 Ice Hockey Classic - USA v Canada
23 Jun 2018 (Sat)
Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
USA and Canada to Face-off In the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic Touring New Zealand next June.
TEG Live and TLA Worldwide are excited to announce that the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will be touring New Zealand in June for three high-intensity games between world famous rivals, USA and Canada.
After successful Australian events in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will now thrill New Zealand fans with games in Auckland (Spark Arena), Wellington (Westpac Stadium) and Queenstown (Queenstown Ice Arena) with tickets on sale from 12noon today.
International ice hockey was last seen in New Zealand in 2011 when USA and Canada played a three game exhibition series, the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will give spectators the chance to witness world-class level games for the first time in seven years.
The 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will be the first international ice hockey game played in Wellington and excitingly for Westpac Stadium, this is the first time in the Southern Hemisphere that an outdoor ice hockey game has been held at a major stadium.
The teams from USA and Canada will feature a collection of current ice hockey stars, illustrious veterans and promising emerging talents showcasing the toughness, speed and skill of international ice hockey.
Orchestra Wellington and Te Vaka – Songs of Moana
14 Jul 2018 (Sat)
Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington
Orchestra Wellington will be joined by the acclaimed South Pacific ensemble Te Vaka to perform 'We Know The Way', 'How Far I Go' and all your other favourites from Disney’s hit movie Moana.
Jewels of the pacific 'Te Vaka' return to New Zealand shores after almost a decade, and for the first time since scoring the 2016 film.
Te Vaka is a group of musicians and dancers from the South Pacific brought together under the inspired leadership of Opetaia Foa'i. They have toured the world extensively for more than 20 years, representing New Zealand and the South Pacific. In 2013 Opetaia was requested by Disney to write soundtrack for Moana.
“Think Lion King, set in the South Pacific 2000 years ago and we would like you to write the music” you can start to feel like you are in a Disney movie because things like this don’t happen in real life – But it did!” - Opetaia Foa’i
An explosive live show alongside the orchestra, filled with singing, dancing and of course their famous log drums, this is a family concert not to be missed!
30 Aug 2018 (Thu)
The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners St, Te Aro, Wellington
Since the release of her debut full-length Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett has been celebrated as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-writer who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment.
Flipping between the political and personal with face-melting guitars to boot Barnett’s rise to global prominence is unprecedented.
From the housing crisis of 'Depreston' to the hell of internet trolls in 'Nameless Faceless', the 30-year-old's everyday narratives have now weaved into collaboration with The Breeders, Kurt Vile and long-term partner Jen Cloher.
Rolling Stone praised her as “one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around—at any level, in any genre… a self-strafing humorist á la Lena Dunham who’s also a Dylan-style word ninja”. She's a critical darling with an adoring fanbase to match.
Barnett's electric live shows have seen her grace the stages of the biggest festivals of the world, playing to adoring audiences across five continents.