No matter the alert level, the virtual city centre has so much going on! Check out these epic events that are adapting this week to be delivered virtually to you at home. 

Art Gallery first edition

Read the first edition of Auckland Art Gallery’s magazine Art Toi, now available digitally and in print.

With contributions from Gallery staff and guest writers, this inaugural edition offers insight into the effect Covid-19 has had on their programme, discusses the exhibitions they are reopening with and introduces new projects being developed.

Publishing three times a year, with the next edition coming out in November 2020, Art Toi will provide a platform for discussion and connection-making between the Gallery, their collaborators and audiences. Read the first edition here.

Empty movie theatre

Academy Cinemas OnDemand | Available now

The Academy is Auckland's only dedicated art-house cinema with a range of the best local and international films, documentaries, romantic comedies, dramas and thrillers. To accommodate you while they're unable to open physically, they've launched an OnDemand service so you're able to rent new released or classic titles to watch in the comfort of your home. So next time you're keen for a movie, check out their website

Anytime Fitness

Connect to the Anytime Fitness Lorne Street Facebook page and participate in live-streamed 10 to 15 minute home workout sessions. Classes include energy boost workout, full body workout and more. Plus listen to their Spotify playlist at the same time to keep you motivated.

Auckland art show


The Auckland Art Show ONLINE!

Enjoy free online access to thousands of original artworks from $50 to $6,000. Meet over 100 artists! Vote for your favorite top-ten artwork in the Lawson’s Dry Hills People Choice Awards.

Register for your free ticket to attend the Show Days at The Auckland Art Show, now online for 2020 for 3 days from September 18 to September 20. Online show access is FREE!

te reo Māori virtual tour

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki has launched an update for its virtual tour platform that includes a fully translated te reo Māori experience and audio tours.

The virtual tour of major exhibition, Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan, has been updated to now include audio tours and a te reo Māori experience. Head to to check out this beautiful exhibition.

Doc Edge on demand

Doc Edge OnDemand available now!

To help you get through the current Covid restrictions, Doc Edge brought back a selection of films from this year's festival to be available on-demand until midnight, Wednesday 26 August (unless lockdown is extended).

Feature films are only $11 each, can be rented for 48 hours and all short films are absolutely free. So if you weren't able to attend the online festival or missed some films you really wanted to see, now is the time to take a look.

Click here to check the list of events we know to have been cancelled or postponed to date.

If you are a city centre business we would love to hear from you about what you are currently offering at Alert Level 3. Please email us at so we can support you by spreading the word and including you in relevant wrap ups. 

Last updated: 21 August 2020