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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...   

  • edge_header.gif There's alway something on at The Edge Aucklands premier entertainment centre incorporating The Civic, the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre & Aotea Square.Visit  http://www.the-edge.co.nz/Home.aspx  to find out what's on and what to do to get it!            

            

 

  • New Zealand Fashion Week. 25-31 August. At ANZ Viaduct Events Centre,  161 Halsey Street, Viaduct Basin. New Zealand Fashion Week will come alive at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. Back for its 14th year with more than 65 designers showing the hottest trends for Autumn/Winter 2015. http://nzfashionweek.com/   New Zealand Fashion Week.

 

  • Restaurant Month in the Heart of the City. From 1-31 August. Auckland's favourite dining event, Restaurant Month is back in the heart of the city and once again it is packed full of all things foodie.  Eat your way around the city with special menus from more than 100 central-city restaurants and over 20 mouthwatering events.  http://www.heartofthecity.co.nz/restaurant-month

    Restaurant Month in the Heart of the City.

 

  • Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition 2014   15 July - Sunday 31 August. Free at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre,  72 Hillsborough Road.   Taichung is Taiwan's second-largest city after the capital, Taipei. Originally known as Da Dun, Taichung now has a population of over 2.6 million. With its rich cultural diversity, and ancient heritage, Taichung has become renowned as a city of culture. Taichung has an active sister-city relationship with the city of Auckland.  The Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition was founded as an art competition for local artists in 1996. It quickly grew to become an international art competition attracting up to 2000 entries per year. Eleven categories are represented, including crafts, sculpture, digital arts, photography, printmaking, water colour painting, oil painting, seal engraving, calligraphy, glue colour painting, and ink wash painting. 2014 Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition.

 

  • Hairspray-  the Broadway Musical    16 August - 6 September at SkyCity Theatre. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, it's filled with catchy songs and sparkling choreography. A  dazzling recreation of the fun that was the 1960s.  It's 1962 and Tracy wins a spot on local TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show. Overnight Tracy is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. Hairspray - The Broadway Musical.


  • Cirque du Soleil's  TOTEM    A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.   22 August - 28 Sept at Auckland's Alexandra Park. TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.   Inspired by many founding myths, the show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. 


  • Pick and Mix 2014- Auckland Live Perfoming Arts Program 12 weeks of free family fun to get you through winter. http://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/
  • 21 June - Dress-Up Box with Barbarian Productions
  • 28 June - Tales of the Sun with Flaxworks Theatre Company
  • 5 July - Royal New Zealand Ballet
  • 12 July - Drums and Rhythms with Strike
  • 19 July - Word Play with Action Education
  • 26 July - Improvised Comedy with GEAR Productions
  • 2 August - Musical Theatre with NYTC
  • 9 August - Magic and comedy with Jared Fell
  • 16 August - Hip Hop Clowning with Justin Haiu
  • 23 August - Dance with Touch Compass
  • 30 August - Digital Puppetry with Johann Nortje
  • 6 September - Auckland Philharmonia OrchestraPick and Mix 2014.

 

  • Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand  Auckland Art Gallery. 9 August 2014 - 15 March 2015.  Fly high above cities and landscapes via this first public-gallery presentation of paintings by UK-born Robert Ellis.  Large-scale artworks map the arteries of urban motorways, while shields, flags and landmarks are among the symbols representing the artist's adopted home of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Explore the dynamics between transport and urbanism, ecology and spirituality, and Māori and Pākehā.  Robert Ellis: A Place to Stand - Turangawaewae.