Held every two years since 1986, Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts (ANZFA) celebrates creativity in all its forms. With a diverse programme, the festival covers everything from music, theatre, and dance, to visual arts, literature, and more.
Music highlights include The National, performing in Wellington for the very first time as part of the festival’s opening weekend. See international singing sensation Meow Meow alongside the full force of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. And the double-Grammy award-winning choral group The King’s Singers bring their charismatic a cappella singing.
One of the most innovative dance companies in the world, Akram Khan Company present ‘Jungle Book reimagined’. The show is a thought-provoking but magical retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic. Wellington’s boundary-pushing
Māori theatre company, Taki Rua Productions, present a new aerial work. ‘Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love’ combines dance, theatre, and spectacle. And ‘BELLE — a performance of air’ brings together circus, dance, and a stunning world of light for a Wellington exclusive.