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National Arts Festival

Let’s get together and play.

We are delighted to announce that the National Arts Festival will return in May 2023. Get ready to revive the imagination and reconnect with the power and joy of live performance.

We have a wide range of live performances suitable for ākonga ages 2-12 years old, including shows by Circa, Java Dance Theatre, Le Moana and more! 

Our festival brings Aotearoa’s finest national and international artists together to present deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring work. We believe all tamariki deserve the opportunity to experience high-quality and distinctive work they can engage in.

National Arts Festival 2023 is a playhouse of possibilities that encourages tamariki to get their brains and hearts racing by discovering new worlds, intriguing ideas, and even old stories about our planet, feelings, friends, animals, and ourselves.

The festival is a time to celebrate. Let’s get together and play.

Keep an eye on our website for more information to come. Register your interest here, and we’ll let you know when tickets go on sale.

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Children need creativity like they need their 5+ a day! Help us serve up a healthy dose of creative goodness to the children and young people of Aotearoa.

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