23 Nov 2017 (Thu) - 23 Dec 2017 (Sat)
Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
Get hooked this Pantomime season with one of the most loved stories of all time! Peter Pan by Pinky Agnew & Lorae Parry in the hilarious & most action-packed Pantomime yet!
Peter Pan and the troublesome Tinkerbell whisk Wendy away to the wondrous World of Neverland. Without Google maps, their only directions are: ‘Second on the right and straight on till morning!’ Meet Xena Lily, Eco Warrior Princess, the lost boys, and the crooked Captain Hook! And of course there’s the Dame, the Grandest, Grand Dame in the pantomime world.
Outstanding entertainment for all the family!
Let’s Go Build: A Festival for LEGO Lovers
9 Dec 2017 (Sat) - 11 Feb 2018 (Sun)
Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
A festival for LEGO lovers of all ages. This summer, go on a journey around the world through huge LEGO models – then pick up some bricks and start building!
One of only 14 LEGO Certified Professionals globally, Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman) brings the world’s most iconic landmarks made exclusively from LEGO bricks to Te Papa.
Ryan and his team spent a jaw-dropping 5,000 hours building the 50 LEGO masterpieces on display including the Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, Great Wall of China, Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Arc de Triomphe.
But it’s not just about looking – there will be plenty of hands-on opportunities to pick up some bricks and get building yourself as well as a range of activities for young and old.
Keep an eye out for our changing programme of activities and events for children and adults to enjoy over this two-month festival of LEGO activities.
Tickets on sale from Monday 6 November through Ticketek.
19 Jan 2018 (Fri)
St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington
“A comedy hero for our times." - Guardian
One of the most prolific joke-tellers of recent times, Jimmy Carr announces a mammoth world tour like no other which bring him back to New Zealand in January 2018!
With an astonishingly vast repertoire and lightning-sharp delivery honed from fifteen years at the top, Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.
A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.
Wellington Wine & Food & Craft Beer Festival
27 Jan 2018 (Sat)
Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St, Wellington
Wellington's finest Wine & Food + Craft Beer Festival is back to toast the Summer of 2018!
The festival brings together the best of local cuisines, matched with local wineries and breweries that reflect the best of summer - sun, outdoors, fine wine, delicious food, great music anda fun with friends.
Live music is provided by some of Wellington's (and NZ's) top musicians to keep the festival alive.
A selection of Wellington's top restaurants will deliver exquisite dishes while the wine, cider and craft beer beverages will range from local to international brands.
If you are not feeling like an alcoholic beverage or just want to try a fantastically unique creation, mocktails by the legendary Ray Letoa are also available.
Kupe: New Zealand Festival Opening Night
23 Feb 2018 (Fri)
Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
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, a new work by Anna Marbrook, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Kasia Pol.
Inspired by the great explorer and navigator Kupe’s arrival in Aotearoa, this free, whānau-friendly spectacular is a landmark celebration of our shared voyaging history.
Be a part of history in the making, as we welcome a majestic waka fleet including seven ocean-faring waka hourua* and their fearless crew, as they sail across the waters of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour – a moving finale to their months’-long journey from Samoa, the Cook Islands and around New Zealand.
Then let the sounds of the Pacific surround you in this theatrical extravaganza featuring performers, mass choir, a thousand-strong haka, and a musical score by Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots, Little Bushman).
A must-do for Moana fans, Kupe sparks a week-long celebration of our place in the Pacific, including a Petone beach party for all the whānau and more.