Events

As with any international city that has many exciting events and happenings Auckland is no different. You will find everything in this great little city from concerts to live music, sporting events, exhibitions, performing arts, festivals, markets, workshops and much much more.... there's something for everyone.  

Some upcoming events...   

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  • Auckland International Cabaret Season  . The Auckland International Cabaret Season returns for five intoxicating nights at the Great Hall and Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall from 2-6 September. A  sizzling line up of intimate shows from Camille O'Sullivan (IRE), Paul Capsis (AUS), Tim Finn (NZ), Yana Alana (AUS), Lady Sings the Blues (various NZ artists) and Exposing Edith (AUS), and the season expands into the Herald Theatre with Ronnie Burkett (CAN) and his extraordinary lifelike marionettes. 
    Auckland International Cabaret Season

   

  • Cats - Win tickets!   The acclaimed West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical comes to Auckland for a strictly limited season.  At The Civic theatre from  11 September - 4 October. Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. Cats

 

  • Tosca  A New Zealand Opera production at the  ASB Theatre,
    Aotea Centre from  17-27 September. Puccini's  Tosca is the opera that conquered the world. This passionate story of lust, revenge and sacrifice is one of the most successful and beloved operas in the repertoire. Jealous and fiercely loyal, Tosca's turbulent contradictions compel us. Accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Tosca.jpg

     

  • Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories  At the Auckland Museum until 18 October. As Auckland marks its 175th year, this special home-grown exhibition invites you to become explorers of the city.  Full of inspiring and curious things to see and do, you'll discover what the city is about, what shaped it and where it might be headed.  Free with museum entry.Taku Tāmaki Auckland Stories.jpg

 

  •  A Midsummer Night's Dream  at ASB Theatre in Aotea Centre from 2 to 6 September. In an unprecedented artistic coup, the Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned one of the world's most sought after choreographers working today, Liam Scarlett, to create a brand new ballet for the company.  Distinguished costume and set designer Tracy Grant Lord will create a glorious new vision of thousands of lights, glitter and butterflies. The set is the biggest the RNZB has ever created.  Mendelssohn's wonderful and highly recognisable music will be performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in Auckland, conducted by RNZB Music Director Nigel Gaynor. A Midsummer Night's Dream


  • Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery is curated by two of the country's most prominent jewellers, Karl Fritsch and Warwick Freeman, and displays the largest collection of contemporary New Zealand jewellery. It includes works from more than 75 contemporary artists, as well as Māori taonga (treasure) and Pacific and historical jewellery.  Wunderruma: New Zealand Jewellery

 

 

  • ASB Auckland Marathon   On Sunday the 1st November, 6am-3pm. You are invited to join us on the start line at the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon on Sunday 1 November 2015.  New Zealand's biggest city will host a festival of events including the ASB Auckland Marathon, Half Marathon, 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation 5k Challenge and Kids Marathon for you to believe, achieve and succeed. Info at http://www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz/   ASB Auckland Marathon 2015.jpg