Capital E National Arts Festival for Children and Young People
Capital E National Arts Festival

9 – 23 MARCH 2019

Capital E is taking over the city!

The Capital E National Arts Festival is back and it’s more exciting, more fantastic, more imaginative than ever! Created just for children and young people, the National Arts Festival will see national and international artists take over the city! Tamariki will be transported to wonderful new worlds and surprising settings with acrobatics, 3D shadow puppets, music, street performance, comedy, and dance. You’ll see local stories, strange stories, historical tales, unexpected characters and will be inspired by the talented actors and story-tellers. The National Arts Festival is a celebration of performance that ignites and fuels the spark of creativity in the children and young people of Aotearoa.

For school shows

Our full day School and Early Childhood Centre packages are coming soon! Sign-up to our email list below and be the first to know about the shows and when you can book your school into a full-day theatre experience!

For public shows

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