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20 Feb 2019
NZ Fringe Festival season is fast-approaching, and with it, the nail-biting elation-inducing exercise of whittling down oodles of performances and events – close to 700 of them – to one concise must-see shortlist.
While you’re bound to stumble on more than a few of them just by chance – afterall, this is a festival that takes over every available nook and cranny of the greater Wellington region for the best part of March – we’ve made life just a tad easier by highlighting 10 unmissable events that you just have to catch:
It's comedy, it’s burlesque, it's slap stick, it's heartfelt...it's harder than they thought. A sketch show for those who question what they are doing with their lives and then do it anyway. Sweaty Pits - Pity Party won the 'New Zealand Tour Ready Award' at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival and has been nominated for 'Best Comedy' at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Don't miss the chance to experience New Zealand’s biggest free music festival and street fair, right in the heart of Newtown. There'll be music. There'll be dance. There'll be buskers, circus performers, market stalls, food vendors and so much more to keep the whole family entertained (and exhausted by day's end).
Pencil 16 March into your diary and experience a visual extravaganza of music, marching and dance to celebrate the acceptance of diversity in New Zealand. Check out the performance stage on Courtenay Place, featuring live performances by Orchestra Wellington, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Te Auaha and more.
The NZ Fringe is Wellington's cutting-edge festival of art from the edges.