Imagine a piano in a park, atop a volcano, on a beach at sunset, in a forest in the late afternoon, on a busy city street with a musician tinkling the ivories...

Creating a surreal atmosphere in tune with leaves, water, the breeze, city traffic and people, Undergrand – a portable baby grand piano – pops up all over Tāmaki Makaurau, with music that moves the spirit and gives us reason to pause and reflect.

With a curated selection of talented rangatahi and professional pianists playing all styles and genres, along with an opportunity for public to share their talents, this pop up piano presents a range of recitals and unforgettable experiences that will undoubtedly make your day better, wherever you may be.

Undergrand travels to Piha, Cornwall Park, Mahurangi, Māngere Maunga, Takutai Square, Queen Street, Mission Bay, Manukau, Devonport, Sylvia Park, Henderson, Wenderholm Regional Park and Takapuna, and will close the Festival with live family karaoke in Aotea Square.

City centre schedule:

  • Friday 8 March, 8AM | Te Komititanga, Lower Queen St
  • Friday 8 March, 4PM | Aotea Square
  • Thursday 21 March, 12.15PM | Takutai Square, Britomart
  • Friday 22 March, 5PM | The Civic (Streetside)
  • Sunday 24 March, 3PM | Aotea Square
Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 08 November 2023