National Arts Festival

The Capital E National Arts Festival is back, and it’s more exciting, more fantastic, more imaginative than ever! 

Capital E is taking over Wellington!

Mouth Open Story Jump Out for the Capital E National Arts Festival 2017. Wellington, NZ. 22.03.17. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court | Capital E's National Arts Festival 2019

9 – 22 March 2019

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.

Capital E | Staff | Marianne Taylor | Nation Arts Festival Wellington

From our Creative Producer

It’s wonderful to see the passion and commitment of artists making work for young audiences. We all share the heartfelt belief that children deserve the very best performance art possible. This year’s National Arts Festival for Children brings Aotearoa’s finest performers and international acts from Denmark, Japan and Australia to celebrate some of the best work made for children.

We live in the city of the verb – a city of action, and this festival is set to evoke and stimulate your sense of fun, joy and celebration. Be in quick and book your tickets!

Marianne Taylor


Creative Producer


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