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What's on in Wellington

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this October.

World of WearableArt™ Awards Show (WOW®)

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The iconic WOW® Awards Show will take centre stage this spring. Described as "equal parts couture and craziness" (Time Magazine), 100 garments are brought to life in a creative extravaganza combining dance, theatre, music and art.

London Conchord Ensemble


Settle in for an entertaining night with one of Europe’s leading chamber groups, the London Conchord Ensemble. Audiences will be treated to the myriad of colours that are created when strings, wind and piano combine.


Brian McKnight

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Brush up your lyrics to "Back at One" and "One Last Cry" because multi-award winning, singer-songwriter, Brian McKnight is coming to Wellington! The R&B sensation will perform with his full live band for one night only. 

Lifeworld (In Five Parts)


Footnote presents this new work by one of the country’s most exciting, energetic choreographers, Claire O’Neil. The work celebrates the different ways we move through the world and our potential to choose the way we see it.

Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights

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Enjoy a taste of authentic Indian culture the Diwali Festival of Lights. With delicious food and craft stalls, traditional and contemporary dance and music, the whole family will enjoy sampling the colours, sounds, tastes and spicy aromas of India. 

Bill Bailey - Larks in Transit

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Wellington's in for a treat this month as UK comedy legend Bill Bailey visits with his brand new show, Larks in Transit. You probably know Bill from his role as Manny in TV's Black Books, from his numerous appearances on UK panel shows, or from his live comedy performances.


NZSO presents: Mozart & Elgar

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In the last of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's (NZSO) Masterworks series, Maestro Edo de Waart continues his season of great works with a programme of Mozart and Elgar. Featuring Dutch piano virtuoso and Mozart specialist, Ronald Brautigam, this concerto will be sublime

Black Moon

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Space Place are holding a special event for adults this month. On Halloween, there will be a Black Moon in the sky and Space Place will be filled with the most terrifying sound and visual experience that will frighten you senseless!

Discover all the other great events taking place in the capital this October

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