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Dance in Wellington

As home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Wellington hosts a range of dynamic and delightful dance performances throughout the year. We've handpicked some of our favourites from the capital's dance calendar.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Following its hugely successful world premiere last year, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream (25-27 Nov) back for four Wellington shows only. Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale, vividly retold with sparkling steps and Mendelssohn’s famous score.

Graduation Season 2016 - New Zealand School of Dance

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Witness classical ballet and contemporary dance students from the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) perform breathtaking choreography as they step boldly into dance careers. Graduation Season (16-26 Nov) brings together the hard work of accomplished students and distinguished tutors in a beautifully presented production. 

Lifeworld (In Five Parts)


Footnote New Zealand Dance presents this new work by one of the country’s most exciting, energetic choreographers for one night only. Lifeworld (In Five Parts) (19 Oct) elevates every day in a grand theatre of objects, where movement, humour and social commentary collide.

Masters of dance

NZSD GradSeason

Two major dance institutions call the capital home. Royal New Zealand Ballet, our dynamic national ballet company known for mixing classical repertoire with a progressive attitude that is distinctively Kiwi; and the New Zealand School of Dance, internationally recognised as one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading tertiary dance institutions.

Ready to take to the floor? Browse Wellington's upcoming dance performances.

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