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Summer City Programme,
Wellington, which is a series
of festivals around the city
weekend in February
February, even-numbered years only;
(Wellington), an entire month of national and international culture
fantastic spectacle of floats, bands, dancers, and performers takes over Cuba
Street for one weekend in February.
National Arts Festival
performers from all over the world, carnivals and free events create a two-week
arts blast for children aged 3-14 years and their families.
Shears Sheep-Shearing Contest;
Masterton), a must for lovers of sheep and sweat
Sport Super 14
and improved Super 14 rugby tournament kicks off annually, with the Hurricanes
playing six home games at the Westpac Stadium.
Pulp Culture Expo returns to the capital, featuring huge gaming displays, as
well as cult television and movie celebrities.
Opera Season opens at Westpac St James Theatre
New Zealand Ballet
refreshing energy and infectious charm, the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents a
bold new triple bill.
of WearableArt Awards Show
from throughout New Zealand and around the world enter truly amazing garments
that are presented in a two hour show of movement, sound and light.
Oldies World Rugby Festival
around the world will gather as Wellington hosts the biggest rugby festival in
New Zealand Ballet
James Theatre, Wellington
Arts and Entertainment
plays a year are produced. Each Circa play is actually a Single Venture
Partnership of Actors, Directors and Theatre Personnel, and each production is
produced by individual dramatic partnerships. It has been hugely influential
in keeping theatre alive in New Zealand. It has a highly motivated team that
ensures a superior standard and actively demonstrates a wide range of talent and
abilities. The theatre has run successfully for over 30 years.
Cambridge Terrace, corner of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace
Office: Located on the ground level of the Theatre,
- Fri 9am till show time or 5pm if no show, Sat 12pm till show time or 5pm if no
show. 04 801 6946
Celebrating over 40 years, Downstage is New Zealand's longest running
professional theatre. It is an intimate theatre which seats approximately 250
people. Iit is situated centrally in New Zealand's capital city and cultural
uniquely flexible auditorium, Downstage has at least 7 different configurations.
This means that the position of the stage and seats may move around from show to
Wellington, New Zealand
Theatre is an intimate venue located in the Royal Antediluvian Order of
Buffaloes building. BATS is an acronym for the Bain and Austin Touring Society,
(named after Rodney Bane and David Austin, the founding members of BATS). BATS
Inc began as a prolific amateur theatre company, producing school tours and
shows, achieving a string of main-bill successes.
Policy for BATS has been:
rekindle the popularity and accessibility of theatre for young people and to
provide a venue, a training ground and a way in for young people struggling to
forge careers in the difficult world of professional theatre.
were achieved in recent years by:
ticket prices for students on a par with cinema admission and video hire rates.
Programming the theatre with entertainment value as a priority
consistently high standard of work
the doors open for young theatre practitioners.
the theatre along the lines of inexpensive but good entertainment â€œ
currently New Zealand's strongest developmental theatre. It has an annual
program of between 50 to 60 shows with at least 90% of those shows being New
Zealand and world premieres.
fundamental philosophy of BATS has stayed true to its former ambitions. It
constantly seeks to build a new young audience for theatre by presenting
diverse, relevant and challenging theatre. It focuses on being accessible for
both its audience and incoming theatre companies. BATS gives support to many
developing arts practitioners.
Grandstand, Basin Reserve
Hours: (1 Nov-30 Apr) Open 7 days 10.30 - 3.30.
Hours: (1 May-31 Oct) 10.30 - 3.30 weekends only.
look at the history of one of New Zealand's favorite pastimes. NZ and
international cricketing memorabilia from 1743 to present day are displayed.
Education Programs, brochure, and guided tours are available.
34,000 seat stadium is the principal venue for Wellington sporting events. The
Westpac Stadium is New Zealand's only world class, purpose built Stadium and
Corporate Hospitality venue. Above the playing area is New Zealand's biggest TV
Screen, an 84 square metre giant backed up by on-site sound and vision
main entry points:
pedestrian walkway is approximately 680 metres long.
â€¢ It takes
between 5 and 10 minutes to walk the length of the walkway.
are three main access points
- from Thorndon Quay just north of the railway station
- from near Shed 21 on the port.
- directly from the railway platforms
walkway will take you to the ticket sales booth, turnstiles and security
rugby, football and the 2Hot2 Handle Motor Show are all favorites at the
stadium. In December there is a Christmas Carol Event.