Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts 2022

Join a celebration of creativity as the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts returns to the capital in 2022



21 Feb – 20 Mar 2022


Various locations, Wellington

Various locations, Wellington

The biennial festival is Aotearoa’s largest celebration of cutting-edge culture, inviting audiences to connect with themselves, friends and through the arts.

Running for four weeks in early 2022, the Festival programme includes everything from the small to the spectacular, featuring innovative Aotearoa-based and internationally acclaimed artists and storytellers.

Audiences can enjoy a wide range of free and ticketed events and immersive experiences, including music, opera, theatre, dance, visual arts, and literature, all in .

To make the most of the country's biggest creative celebration, the season for many events have been extended across summer, and showcases the wide breadth of local talent with more large-scale Aotearoa New Zealand-made experiences than ever before. 2022 also brings a new Artist in Focus, Lisa Reihana, who has created the headline exhibit - in Pursuit of Venus [infected].

Get in quick for your chance to take a trip to Mars, revisit history, journey to the future, or fall in love.

Kura Moana ANZFA 2022
Destination Mars
Hihi A song of place
in Pursuit of Venus Festival of the Arts 2022

Six picks

There’s something for every kind of arts lover at this year’s Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Six picks to make your heart sing

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