New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Wellington’s festival

The New Zealand Festival is New Zealand’s premier cultural event. Since 1986, Wellington transforms into a great festival city every two years. Over 24 days, Wellington hosts international talent in easily accessible theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries and open spaces. It’s one of the largest festivals in Australasia and injects millions into the capital’s economy.

The 2020 Festival will take place from 21 February to 15 March.

How we help

We’ve had a long partnership with the New Zealand Festival and are proud to continue our support for the 2020 festival.

We welcome visitors from around the country and the world to Wellington's doorstep in February / March 2020.