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!            

            

 

  • 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.

 

  • The Illusionists 2.0  2-13 September at The Civic. The next generation of magic is coming to town! A stunning sequel to the box-office smashing 2013 season of The Illusionists.  Featuring seven masters of mental and optical illusion, The Illusionists 2.0 is a brand new production that will propel New Zealand audiences into the future of magic and illusion, using cutting-edge visual effects. The Illusionists 2.0.

 

  • Flag It   Exhibition 6-18 September.  In the next parliamentary term, 2014-2017, the people of New Zealand will vote on whether their country flies a new flag. In that case it will be ensured that the public can contribute design ideas.  There have been numerous calls in the last decades for a new flag design. It has been argued that the current flag symbolises a colonial and post-colonial era whose time has passed, and that it ignores Māori heritage and other ethnic groups. It is also very similar to the Australian flag and the two are often confused. More info and entry form at  http://depotartspace.co.nz/flag-it/   Flag It.


  • 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.

 

  • Festival Italiano Sunday 28 September, 11am-4pm. Free at Osborne Street, Newmarket.  New Zealand's largest free Italian event, right here in Auckland. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of live Italian music and entertainment, free children activities, a large Italian market, street restaurants for eating 'al fresco' and a convivial atmosphere.  Organised by the Dante Alighieri Italian Society supported by Waitemata Local Board.  Festival Italiano.

 

  • Auckland Heritage Festival 201427 September - 12 October.  Region-wide. Price vary - most events are free.  In 1914, a small country in the Pacific started to send troops around the world to fight a war in a land most had never visited. This year's Auckland Heritage Festival theme is 'courage has many resting places'.  Celebrate Auckland's history and commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the contribution made by Auckland, and the rest of New Zealand.  Discover the colourful and vibrant stories Auckland's communities have to tell. With more than 200 events across the Auckland region, there is something to keep the whole family happy during the school holidays. Auckland Heritage Festival 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.