Cancelled and postponed Wellington events

Here is a list of events that have been cancelled, postponed and suspended throughout the Wellington region due to COVID-19.

The global COVID-19 outbreak and the Government’s associated restrictions on international travel, mass gatherings and social distancing has resulted in events across the region needing to amend their 2020 dates.

Below is a list of events in Wellington that have been cancelled, postponed or suspended over the coming months. This list will be updated regularly as information comes to hand.

We encourage you to continue supporting local and NZ musicians and performers wherever possible – every album/EP or item of merch you purchase goes a long way to supporting the arts community in these uncertain times.

Concerts and Performing Arts

World of WearableArt Awards Show: Cancelled

Circa Theatre shows: Cancelled until further notice

RNZB: Venus Rising (4 performances): Postponed until 21 August

Th' Dudes: Postponed until 13 November

China Crisis: Postponed until 16 November 2020

Tami Neilson & Special Guests: Postponed until 3 December 

Urzila Carlson: Postponed until 16 December 

Allen Stone: Cancelled

The Menagerie Variety Show: Postponed until 13 February 2021

Bon Iver: Postponed until 11 April 2021

The Ten Tenors: Postponed until 23 April 2021

World of Musicals: Postponed until 1 May 2021

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Postponed until 31 May 2021

Arena Rave 1.0: Postponed, date TBC 

Bravo Amici: Postponed until 23 May 2021

Mansfield - In Her Own Words: Postponed until 14 June 2021

Trixie & Katya Live - The UNHhhh Tour: Postponed until 26 July 2021

Jazz in Martinborough Festival: Postponed, date TBC 

Beauty and the Beast: Postponed until 25 September

Soweto Gospel Choir: Cancelled

Violent Femmes: Postponed until 16 November

Stormzy: Postponed until 19 November 

Chopper - the Silencer: Postponed until 19 November

Cowboy Junkies: Postponed until 31 January 2021

Heath Franklin's Chopper: Postponed until 19 November

Todrick Hall: Postponed until 10 January

Pop Will Eat Itself: Postponed until 13 October

NZSO: Season cancelled until 31 July

Blindspott: Postponed until 5 September

Tina Simply The Best: Postponed until 8 November 

Fly My Pretties: Postponed until 27 November

Orchestra Wellington - The Bells: Postponed until 3 October

Eagles of Death Metal: Cancelled

John Mayall: Cancelled

Allen Stone: Cancelled

SIX The Musical: Postponed until further notice

NZ Opera: The Marriage of Figaro: Postponed until 2021

RNZB: Dangerous Liaisons: Cancelled

Festivals and Fairs

Jim Beam Homegrown: Postponed until 21 March 2021

CubaDupa: Cancelled 

Hāpi 2020 Beer Festival & Symposium: Cancelled 

Wairarapa Balloon Festival: Cancelled 

NZ Comedy Festival: Cancelled

Mr & Mrs Wedding Show: Postponed until 2 May 2021

Better Home and Living Show: Postponed, date TBC

Winetopia: Postponed, date TBC 

Wellington Armageddon Expo: Postponed until 1-2 August

Wellington Night Market: Cancelled until further notice

Wellington Women's Expo: Cancelled

Wellington Night Noodle Markets: Cancelled

Highball: Postponed until 9-10 October

The Food Show: Postponed until 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2020

Brewday: Postponed until 30 October 2020

NZ Art Show: Cancelled

Wellington Jazz Festival: Postponed until end of 2020

International Dance Day: Cancelled

Second Unit (World): Postponed until further notice

Careers Expo 2020: Postponed until 10- 11 November 2020

Beervana: Postponed until 13-14 November


Wellington Saints 2020 season: Postponed, new season dates TBC 

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse v Southern Steel: Postponed until further notice 

Vodafone Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys: 27 June (On hold, decision pending on status of match).

Big Bang Dirt Duathlon: More information will be available soon 

Hurricanes 2020 season: Postponed until further notice

Wellington Phoenix 19/20 season: Final games postponed until further notice

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse 2020 season: Postponed until further notice

Outdoor and Community Events

Ahi Kā: More information will be available soon

Matariki Fireworks: More information will be available soon 

Round the Vines: Postponed, date TBC

X-RACE: Postponed, date TBC

Relay for Life: Postponed, date TBC

Porirua Grand Traverse: Postponed, date TBC

Waikanae Easter Market: Cancelled

ANZAC Day Services: Cancelled

The Big Sing 2020: Cancelled 

Spring Festival: More information coming later in the year

Africa Day: Postponed until 9 May

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