Taking place each March, Auckland Arts Festival fills Auckland Live venues with an exceptional line-up of theatre, dance, music, talks and cabaret shows.

In 2021 it will celebrate our local talent by bringing some of the greatest artists from across Aotearoa New Zealand to enrich the shores of Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau with live performance.

The programme is inspired by the concept of aroha – with every event bringing us together through love, compassion, empathy, sympathy, affection, caring, benevolence and kindness.

Aroha ki te tangata / show kindness, compassion, goodwill towards people

Aroha ki te taiao / caring for our natural environment – air, land, water

Aroha ki ngā kōrero / respect for our stories

Can't decide which shows to attend? See our pick of the top 10 events for inspiration.


Upcoming events at Auckland Arts Festival 2021

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Last updated: 12 June 2019